VC with Vice Premier Liu

China and the UK are tackling issues such as sustainable energy, climate change, and how to develop our cities and care for the elderly as populations shift. Individuals, universities and companies who work together can and will make a better and more prosperous society for all our people.

The University of Sheffield is building meaningful relationships with partners in China. We’re working collaboratively to address these major global challenges.



Sheffield's Confucius Institute won a Horasis China Business Award.


University of Sheffield’s Confucius Institute honoured for China collaboration at Horasis awards

The Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield has been honoured for its commitment to strengthening links between Sheffield and China at the inaugural Sheffield City Region Horasis China Business Awards.

Ambassador of China to the UK, Mr Liu xiaoming, and Director of the Confucius Institute Dr Lucy Xia


Sheffield Confucius Institute celebrates 10-year anniversary

The Chinese ambassador to the UK visited Sheffield for the first time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Sheffield Confucius Institute, which is seen as one of the UK's leading centres of China and UK collaboration

Education 4.0 event


University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor launches Education 4.0

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield Sir Keith Burnett unveiled what he believes will be a revolutionary concept in higher education, research and teaching with industry at a Conference of Global Innovators in China’s high-tech city, Shenzhen.


Sir Keith with colleagues at the Confucius Institute in Beijing during the three-day trip


Building Bridges with China

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, has been in Beijing recently looking at ways to develop our UK-China partnerships, progress vital technologies and solve global challenges.

Graphic representing the UK and China together as a flag


University signs agreement for academic collaboration with Dongguan University of Technology

The University of Sheffield has signed an agreement with Dongguan University of Technology, which will lay the groundwork for academic collaboration and student exchanges.

A global university

We Are International: our campaign highlighting the value of international staff and students.