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.



Professor Sir Keith Burnett and President Professor Li Yuanyuan


New partnerships in science and innovation

Professor Sir Keith Burnett FRS visits China to build on research collaborations that will address global health challenges and drive innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and aerospace.

Automatic robot arm with imaging sensor in assembly line working in factory


University's AMRC exports the fourth industrial revolution to Asia

A partnership between the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and one of the most dynamic manufacturing regions in South Korea was praised by the UK government for its innovation.

Beijing skyline and High Speed Train


UK-China innovation

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett visited Beijing and Xi'an to create opportunities for innovation in areas such as aerospace, additive manufacturing and augmented learning.

Education 4.0 event


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.


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

A global university

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