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.



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.

David Geary


University of Sheffield student takes gold at UK Chinese language finals

26 April 2017

Sheffield's David Geary has won first place in the UK final of the world’s most prestigious Chinese language proficiency competition.

Sheffield Town Hall


What makes a great Sheffielder?

6 April 2017

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, discusses the profound impact the Chinese community has had on the city of Sheffield and the importance of being open to the world.

VC and Zhen-Huang


University signs agreement for student exchanges with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

30 March 2017

The University of Sheffield has signed an agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China which will pave the way for student exchanges between the two institutions.

China UK flag


Comment: Industrial strategy, Beijing-Style

22 March 2017

As China develops an industrial strategy, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, discusses how China and the UK have something to offer one another in an exchange of technologies and markets.

Dr Dagmar


Breaking the language barrier: cognitive linguistics in China

12 December 2016

An academic from the University of Sheffield and one of the new generation of cognitive linguists, visits China to share knowledge and expertise with Chinese colleagues.



Chinese honour for University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor

7 December 2016

University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett has been awarded an Individual Performance Excellence award by the People’s Republic of China.

A global university

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