Our Chinese community


Our Chinese community

The University of Sheffield is home to over 4,000 Chinese students, a Chinese speaking Vice-Chancellor, the Confucius Institute of the Year and is a leading voice for China in the UK.

Our understanding of Chinese culture, along with our academic and business expertise, is helping to forge new partnerships, links and friendships between our two countries.

谢菲尔德大学是4000 多名中国留学生的家园,我们拥有一位会说中文的校长,我们的孔子学院被评为先进孔子学院,我们还是英国国内倡导中国的声音。


Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year to all our students, staff, alumni and friends! It’s amazing to see all nationalities across the globe celebrating the festival. Here at the University of Sheffield, our students spread the festive spirit by gifting traditional mandarin oranges and red packages to mark the Year of the Fire Rooster.

Our relationship with China

We spoke to Chinese students and staff, including Professor Li Xiao, Deputy Director of the Sheffield Confucius Institute, about the state visit of President Xi Jinping, the collaborations between the UK and China and also their experiences of Sheffield.

Featured articles

Rong Zou Selfie

From China to the Speigeltent

Experiencing British culture is an important part of an international student’s time in the UK. Rong Zou, a Chinese student at the University of Sheffield studying Electronic & Electrical Engineering shares his expereince of volunteering at the University’s Festival of the Mind celebrations.


Sheffield Confucius Institute: 2016 in review

As we look ahead to new collaborations and initiatives, we reflect on 2016 so far at our Sheffield Conficius Institute.

Chinese opera

Acrobatics, melody and mime — a trip to the Chinese opera

To mark Global Confucius Institute day, Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI) welcomed an art troupe from Shanghai Theatre Academy, China, for a vibrant Chinese opera performance. Scroll through photos of the event and delve deeper into a fascinating art form.

Photo of Lucy Zhao

Speaking the same language

How is our University reaching out across the world, connecting with China, and forging a lasting partnership? Dr Lucy Zhao, Director of Sheffield Confucius Institute, shares her thoughts on a growing relationship and the difference it's making across the University and our community.


Mandarin lessons from the age of five at Sheffield school (Yorkshire Post article)

A local Sheffield School has been praised for its work delivering Chinese language and cultural awareness teaching to its pupils, after teaming up with the University of Sheffield's Confucius Institute.