After 12 successful years building one of the largest UK education brands and communities in China, The University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre is welcoming a new site this autumn at L’Avenue, another landmark building in Shanghai, solidifying its status as a unique international centre of Manchester education in the region.
Entrance of New China Centre
Merging innovative design with sustainable goals and digitalised functionality, the brand-new China Centre heralds a new chapter in the story of Manchester University’s presence within the region.
Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director of UoM China Centre says: “Our goal is to make new China Centre synonymous with world-class education, knowledge sharing and continuous learning. The enlargement and upgrade of the China Centre show again the University’s great contribution to Sino-British education links. We’ll bring more transnational courses to China, transforming the Centre to be a leader of digital learning revolution, to extend the university’s academic and research strength to a much wider audience in China”.
The University of Manchester has its worldwide reputation for the long history dating back to 1824, yet very strong research power - it is home to 25 Nobel Prize winners, which shows the University’s continuous technological prowess in innovation and the academic rigor of its research.
The University attaches great importance to China and has been always committed to promoting strategic links and sustainable development with China, the strong economy drive in the world. Founded in 2008, China Centre has been a knowledge booster in the region, which witnessed over 2,000 business elites, transformed their career through part-time Manchester Global MBA programme.
On 25th September 2016, the Centre was re-launched as The University of Manchester China Centre, which marked once again the University’s long-term commitment and vision for China. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University came to Shanghai and hosted the inauguration ceremony.
UoM China Centre Inauguration Ceremony on 25th September 2016
Since then, the Centre has shouldered more responsibilities and duties in promoting Sino-British education relations and driving forward progress in research, education and business to benefit both Chinese and the UK People.
China centre is now working on the University’s strategy to introduce industry-led Master courses to the region, alongside the Manchester Global Part-time MBA programmes. The first of these are MSc Financial Management, MSc International Fashion Marketing and MA Educational Leadership in Practice.
The 10th Anniversary Celebration of UoM China Centre in 2018
Offering structured, intellectually teaching and learning activities for students to sharpen their knowledge and skill sets had always been high on the University’s agenda, and there would be no exception in new China Centre. The new centre will continue to be a gateway for ambitious talents in the region to tap into the University’s top education opportunity and its 20,000-strong alumni network by providing Chinese and other international students with the best learning experience.
“There is a growing conversation about an educational revolution, or as many are referring to it, Education 4.0. As one of UK’s leading providers of online, blended, and transnational education (OBT), the University has been offering flexible learning for over 25 years and has an established reputation for postgraduate courses, especially in the areas of health, social sciences, and management education. With cutting-edge technology evolved, the new China Centre will further enhance overseas students’ learning experience, operating as a model of transnational education provider by driving digital transformation at post-pandemic era,” said Ms. Sherry Fu.
In the evening of 29th September 2020, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester will host a webinar exclusively for alumni community in China. Professor Rothwell will update with alumni in China on recent developments from Manchester and how the University is responding to the COVID-19 situation.
She will also congratulate on the new era of the University of Manchester China Centre, which represents a clear realisation of the University’s commitment to people, and to nurturing new talent.
The University of Manchester China Centre