International University Education: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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In 2004, The University of Nottingham was the first Sino-Foreign university to open a campus in China. Today, the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) holds over 5,000 students and 425 staff from 40 different countries. Science and Engineering subjects are relatively new on the campus, but are all based on the long standing pedigree at Nottingham. In 2012, a new MSc course in Geodesy and Surveying Engineering will start, which is the same as the course in Nottingham. All the courses at UNNC are the same in learning outcomes as those in Nottingham, all the teaching is carried out in the medium of English and undergo the same stringent Quality Assurance. The University of Nottingham also has a campus in Malaysia, which makes the university truly global. Students attending any of these campuses have the opportunities of exchange at any of the other two, as well as many other international universities.
UNNC aspires to grow to 8,000 students, consisting of 20% international students and 15 – 20% postgraduate students.
The following paper details the model used by the University of Nottingham in establishing and operating the international campuses, and gives a case study of parallel courses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFIG Working Week 2012
Subtitle of host publicationKnowing to manage the territory, protect the environment, evaluate the cultural heritage. Rome, Italy, 6-19 May 2012
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Professional development
  • engineering surveying
  • education


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