Nankai University

Nankai University

University of Glasgow strategic partnership with Nankai University, China

The University of Glasgow and Nankai University have been working together on research and teaching collaborations since 2008. Nankai University, located in the vibrant northern port city of Tianjin, is one of China's top universities and is ranked 50th in the QS Asian University Rankings (2014).

Nankai University and the University of Glasgow have long-standing research collaborations in the social sciences, and growing links in disciplines from chemistry through museum studies to urban studies and business. An exchange programme allows our students to spend time at Glasgow and Nankai to further deepen our links.

Our research links are further strengthened by our Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, launched in October 2011 in partnership with Nankai and the Chinese Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

In 2014, the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow joined with Nankai University to form a Collaborative Innovation Centre for Chinese Economy. The same year the Joint Graduate School was established to provide opportunities for students to study jointly-delivered programmes in China.

Confucius Institute

Confucius Institute - www.gla.ac.uk/about/confucius 

Confucius logoThe Confucius Institute is strongly founded on research on China across the University of Glasgow in the social sciences, arts, and business. Its activities, delivered through the Scottish Centre for China Research, will centre on the provision of Chinese language classes, promoting understanding of China and its culture through a range of lectures and other events, and providing training and other support for businesses and for schools.

Its distinctive focus is on understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture, promoting understanding between young people in Scotland and China, and supporting links between the cities of Glasgow and Tianjin. The Confucius Institute will make a significant contribution to the Scottish Government's China Plan through support for Confucius Classroom hubs and for Sino-Scottish business links. It is a symbol of Glasgow's and the West of Scotland's engagement with China and will be an important source of support for that engagement across education, the arts and business.


Joint Graduate School

University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School

The University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School is the first postgraduate higher education programme to be set up on a Chinese university campus in partnership with a UKNankai dragon institution.

Two-year MSc degrees are available in the in the following subjects:

The programmes are taught in English, at Nankai, by academics from both the University of Glasgow and Nankai University. The dual Masters qualification will be awarded by each university in what is seen as a groundbreaking initiative which offers students the benefits of internationally-excellent teaching and research.

In July 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Glasgow and Nankai University was signed to allow further collaboration in areas of mutual interest, including the

  • development of additional postgraduate programmes,
  • establishment of a Joint Research Institute,
  • setting up of a 1+1 Masters programme in Chinese Studies with the potential for students of each partner to spend up to a year of study at the partner institution’s campus, and
  • further development of the Glasgow-Nankai Joint Lecture Series.

Nankai University, China

Nankai University, ChinaNankai dragon

Background

Researchers across the University of Glasgow are building partnerships with colleagues in China, with academic staff from Nankai University.

Nankai University, located in the vibrant northern port city of Tianjin, is one of China's top universities and the University of Glasgow's strategic partner there. Glasgow academic staff led by Principal Anton Muscatelli, visited Nankai in March 2011 and in October 2011 there was a return visit, led by Nankai University's President Gong Ke and Vice-President Zhu Guanglei, to further cement growing research links.

The two universities have long-standing research collaborations in the the arts and social sciences, and growing links in disciplines from chemistry through museum studies, urban studies and business. These research links are further strengthened with the links developed by the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow launched in October 2011 in partnership with Nankai and the Chinese Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

 

Confucius Institute - www.gla.ac.uk/about/confucius Confucius logo

The Confucius Institute is strongly founded on research on China across the University of Glasgow in the social sciences, arts, and business. Its activities, delivered through the Scottish Centre for China Research, will centre on the provision of Chinese language classes, promoting understanding of China and its culture through a range of lectures and other events, and providing training and other support for businesses and for schools.

Its distinctive focus is on understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture, promoting understanding between young people in Scotland and China, and supporting links between the cities of Glasgow and Tianjin. The Confucius Institute will make a significant contribution to the Scottish Government's China Plan through support for Confucius Classroom hubs and for Sino-Scottish business links. It is a symbol of Glasgow's and the West of Scotland's engagement with China and will be an important source of support for that engagement across education, the arts and business.