Chongqing University students attend Winter School as part of new partnership

The Sheffield School of Architecture hosted 32 students from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Chongqing University (CQU) China from 16th - 26th January 2019.

The Winter School was the first collaboration in a new partnership between the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Sheffield and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Chongqing University.

The group spent five days in Sheffield and, during their stay, they attended a series of lectures from University of Sheffield academics. The talks included:

  • Landscape and the City, by Prof Nigel Dunnett
  • Architecture and Quality of Life, by Prof Bryan Lawson
  • Co-resilience and R-urban, by Prof Doina Petrescu
  • English Planning and Land Value, by Prof Malcolm Tait
  • Provisional Cities, by Prof Renata Tyszczuk

Following the lectures, the students took part in field trips to some heritage and nature sites including Lincoln Castle, Chatsworth House, the Peak District and York.

Before they arrived in Sheffield, the students visited London, Cambridge and Birmingham, where they had guided tours of architecture schools and university campuses, and visited a number of museums and galleries. They also visited the Manchester School of Architecture and the City of Manchester as their final stop in the UK.

The visiting students and staff were very pleased with the Winter School and they highly praised the unique learning opportunity provided by the Sheffield School of Architecture. We would like to thank Chongqing University for choosing Sheffield for their Winter School, and we look forward to more collaborative projects in the future.