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Warwick in China

The University of Warwick has a strong track record of academic collaboration and student exchange with China. In 2019/20 we welcomed 3,228 Chinese students to Warwick. Below are some examples of our collaborative projects:

Fudan UniversityLink opens in a new window

Fudan University was established in 1905 as Fudan Public School. On April 27th, 2000, a new Fudan University emerged after the merger with Shanghai Medical University. In this decade, Fudan University became a comprehensive research-oriented university renowned both at home and abroad for its arts, sciences and medicine.

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  • Ongoing departmental collaborations in Maths, Computer Science, Complexity Science, Chemistry, Warwick Business School, PaIS.
  • Department-specific student exchange in Applied Linguistics and WBS.
  • A Joint Global History workshop on trade and medicine across early modern and modern boundaries was held at Fudan University as part of a series of events on therapeutic commodities. The collaboration was led by Professor Anne Gerritsen, Warwick and Professor Gao Xi, Fudan.
  • In April 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Warwick and Fudan University recognising the value of the mutual development of our common strengths and complementary portfolios. Both institutions are committed to designing and developing new research projects, exchanging academic information and staff and student exchange.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)Link opens in a new window

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) enjoys a long history and a world-renowned reputation. Through some 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalised top university in China.


Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)Link opens in a new window

Built on a solid multidisciplinary foundation of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering, Sun Yat-sen University is propelled forward by the continuous pursuit of academic innovation.


SUSTechLink opens in a new window

Established in 2011 with the mission to reform Chinese tertiary education and become a top-notch international research university, SUSTech was launched in the tech capital of Shenzhen and is governed by Guangdong Province. In seven short years, SUSTech is becoming an important epicentre for China’s science and technology academic research and for the cultivation of innovative minds.


  • In Aug 2016 an agreement was signed between Warwick and SUSTechLink opens in a new window on the establishment of a Collaborative PhD mobility programme. It will enable specially selected students from SUSTech to enrol on Doctoral Programmes of the University of Warwick, eventually receiving a doctoral degree from Warwick. The PhD students will spend the first two years of their training developing their talents at the University of Warwick, followed by another two years at SUSTech, benefitting from a supervisor at each partner University throughout.
  • The first cohort of five students arrived at Warwick in academic year 2017/18.

Tsinghua UniversityLink opens in a new window

Tsinghua is one of the most prestigious universities in China. Through teaching, research and innovation, Tsinghua is committed to the advancement and well-being of the nation and the world.


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  • Development of online pre-entry career planning resources and innovation and enterprise resource for UK-educated Chinese students, supported by UK Government’s Prosperity Fund and in collaboration with Peking, Fudan, SJTU and Tsinghua universities.
  • Feb 2020 - Warwick led a China Careers Insight WeekLink opens in a new window, hosting a series of employer webinar presentations.
  • April 2019 - The largest UK university careers fair in Shanghai – co-led by the University of Warwick – welcomed over 1,200 students and major global companies such as Apple, PayPal and Tesla.

  • Annual China Careers Fairs established at Warwick
  • Relationships built with key employers in China through regular presentations and networking events
  • Standing Out and Fitting In: UK-wide Higher Education research project to enhance the employability of UK-educated Chinese students

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