Business partnerships


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Our relationship with China is helping businesses from both countries to expand into new markets, generate efficiencies and develop new revenue streams.

We are also playing a lead role to continue Sheffield’s development as a major gateway for Chinese businesses to enter UK markets and as a hub for UK businesses to explore expansion opportunities in China.


我们正在领导谢菲尔德发展成为中国企业进入英国的主要通道, 成为希望将业务扩展到中国的英国企业的中心。

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China UK FlagSheffield prepares for new era of UK-China trade

Following the announcement of the largest investment by China in the UK outside of London, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce have announced that they are joining forces with the Sheffield University Confucius Institute and other partners to establish a world-class Sheffield Confucius Business Gateway for China in the North.

Dragon boats in Nanjing. Photo, Dr Julie HydeA golden age of collaboration: Our Vice-Chancellor visits China to deepen partnerships with UK

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett is visiting Shanghai and Nanjing to develop existing collaborations and meet with Chinese partners in our award-winning Confucius Institute – twice named a Global Confucius Institute of the Year.

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Sheffield to host China's visit to the northern powerhouse

Sheffield is hosting a major delegation from China as the city builds on its relationship with one of the world’s strongest economies.

The GREAT Ambassadors SchemeGreat Ambassadors icon

The GREAT Ambassadors Scheme provides Chinese-speaking students with placement opportunities at UK companies that are developing trade links with China.

China link thumbUniversity of Sheffield graduates to help city businesses break into China  

Our Chinese-speaking graduates are teaming up with businesses in the city to help them prepare for a special trade visit to China as part of the University’s Great Ambassadors (China) Scheme. 

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