Our Chinese community

我们的中国社区

Our Chinese community

The University of Sheffield is home to over 4,000 Chinese students, a Chinese speaking Vice-Chancellor, the Confucius Institute of the Year and is a leading voice for China in the UK.

Our understanding of Chinese culture, along with our academic and business expertise, is helping to forge new partnerships, links and friendships between our two countries.

谢菲尔德大学是4000 多名中国留学生的家园,我们拥有一位会说中文的校长,我们的孔子学院被评为先进孔子学院,我们还是英国国内倡导中国的声音。

我们对中国文化的了解,加之我们的学术和商业专长,正协助在两国之间建立新的合作伙伴关系、并成为两国的纽带和友谊的桥梁。

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.

Our relationship with China

We spoke to Chinese students and staff, including Professor Li Xiao, Deputy Director of the Sheffield Confucius Institute, about the state visit of President Xi Jinping, the collaborations between the UK and China and also their experiences of Sheffield.

Featured articles


David GearyUniversity of Sheffield student takes gold at UK Chinese language finals

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


Sheffield Town HallWhat makes a great Sheffielder?

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.


Rong Zou SelfieFrom China to the Speigeltent

Experiencing British culture is an important part of an international student’s time in the UK. Rong Zou, a Chinese student at the University of Sheffield studying Electronic & Electrical Engineering shares his expereince of volunteering at the University’s Festival of the Mind celebrations.


schoolSheffield Confucius Institute: 2016 in review

As we look ahead to new collaborations and initiatives, we reflect on 2016 so far at our Sheffield Conficius Institute.


Chinese operaAcrobatics, melody and mime — a trip to the Chinese opera

To mark Global Confucius Institute day, Sheffield Confucius Institute (SCI) welcomed an art troupe from Shanghai Theatre Academy, China, for a vibrant Chinese opera performance. Scroll through photos of the event and delve deeper into a fascinating art form.


Photo of Lucy ZhaoSpeaking the same language

How is our University reaching out across the world, connecting with China, and forging a lasting partnership? Dr Lucy Zhao, Director of Sheffield Confucius Institute, shares her thoughts on a growing relationship and the difference it's making across the University and our community.


BooksMandarin lessons from the age of five at Sheffield school (Yorkshire Post article)

A local Sheffield School has been praised for its work delivering Chinese language and cultural awareness teaching to its pupils, after teaming up with the University of Sheffield's Confucius Institute.