Queen's University has had links with China since the 1850's and has been developing strategic partnerships with the region for decades.

Over the past 10 years, we have invested over $10m in China-related research in areas such as sustainable energy, information technology, food security and cancer research. Of the 2,600 international students studying at Queen's, we have a vibrant Chinese community of over 1200 students.

China Medical University – The Queen's University of Belfast Joint College

In 2014 a Joint College, was established by Queen’s in partnership with China Medical University. CMU is one of the foremost medical universities in China and has full approval from the China Ministry of Education and delivers Queen’s degrees complying with UK Quality Assurance standards.

Degrees 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 250 students are enrolled at the joint college which will grow to 500 students by 2019.

Shenzhen university joint foundation programme

We established an education partnership in 1997 with Shenzhen University, China, the longest serving partnership programme in Queen’s to date. This visionary partnership helps the next generation of students become world-class global scholars, encouraging internationalisation across disciplines.

Since its inception, there have been more than 1,000 students registered on the programme in Shenzhen and more than 600 of these students have progressed to Queen’s, completing degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture, Finance, Economics, Business Management and Psychology.

Educational Partnerships in China

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

Research partnerships in China

Research collaborations working on some of the biggest projects both in China and the UK. During the past five years, Queen’s University has co-authored 807 research publications with 184 Chinese Partner Institutions.