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Invaluable relationships

Over the past 10 years, Queen’s University has invested over $10m in China-related research in areas such as sustainable energy, information technology, food security and cancer research.

The University is in the top 1% of Institutions in the world and a member of the prestigious Russell Group.* It is ranked 20th in the world for International Outlook by the Times Higher and 1st in the world amongst 159 Universities for its pioneering Graduate School.
*QS World University Rankings 2018 /

Educational partnerships in China

Helping the next generation of students become world-class, global scholars through our collaborative efforts with our partner institutes.

Campus building at China Medical University – Queen’s University BelfastJoint College

Queen's University Belfast Joint College

In 2014 a Joint College, was established by Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with China Medical University (CMU)

CMU is one of the foremost medical universities in China. China Medical University – Queen’s Joint College has full approval from the China Ministry of Education and delivers Queen’s degrees complying with UK Quality Assurance standards.

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Queen's University Belfast Joint College

These are delivered within high-quality purpose built teaching and research facilities on CMU’s new Shenbei campus, Shenyang, Liaoning Province

This joint partnership allows Chinese students to study for UK undergraduate Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmaceutical biotechnology degrees without having to leave China. Currently 150 students are enrolled at the joint college which will grow to 500 students by 2019.

Queen's and China: 20 years working together

Queen’s University has been developing strategic partnerships in China for over two decades. Of the 1,800 international students studying at Queen’s, it has a vibrant Chinese community of over 600 students.
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Shenzhen University

Joint Foundation Programme

Queen’s University established a Joint Foundation Programme in 1997 with Shenzhen University. The foundation programme is delivered jointly in China and aims to prepare around 50 students each year for undergraduate studies at Queen’s University in Belfast. Students complete their foundation year in China and their degree programme in Belfast.

Our relationship with Shenzhen

Research partnerships in China

Research collaborations working on some of the biggest projects both in China and the UK.

Professor Kang Li

Harbin Institute of technology and Cranfield University

The Engineering and Physical Science Research Council-National Science Foundation of China (EPSRC-NSFC) is a jointly funded iGIVE project on electric vehicles and smart grid

The project aims to develop an intelligent grid interfaced vehicle eco-charging (iGIVE) system for better grid solutions to power electric vehicles. The project is a research collaboration between Queen’s with Harbin Institute of Technology, the State Grid EPRI of China, Shanghai Electricity Company and Cranfield University.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong

A strategic alliance and joint laboratory, led by Professor Weidong Chen from Shanghai Jiao Tong and Professor Kang Li from Queen's, has assisted with several important projects.

These include an autonomous wheelchair which was exhibited at the Shanghai EXPO 2010 and work on the construction of the China Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium and the Hangzhou Bay Sea Cross Bridge.

During the past five years, Queen’s University has co-authored 807 research publications with 184 Chinese Partner Institutions.


UK-China Science Bridge project

The UK-China Science Bridge is a collaboration to accelerate the deployment of research knowledge and research links in both the UK and China through dedicated technology transfer.

The Science Bridge Project at Queen’s has seen the establishment of five joint UK-China joint laboratories and one joint research centre, over 200 joint research papers, six prizes and awards, seven joint projects, and over 50 student and staff exchanges.

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Interested in collaborating with us?

Queen's is always looking into new and exciting areas for research and development with our global partners. If you have a project that may be of interest you can contact us to discuss it further.

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