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UCL and China

With longstanding partnerships, cutting-edge research collaborations, multiple joint degree programmes and a substantial student cohort, China has long formed an integral part of UCL’s community and global engagement.

Thanks to its diverse community, UCL consistently contributes to some of the world’s most pioneering research; tackles some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and consistently places among the world’s top-ranked universities.

In areas from urbanisation to neuroscience, UCL’s collaborations with Chinese partners are helping to speed up the process of discovery.

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Michael Spence, UCL President & Provost

Dr Michael Spence
UCL President & Provost

UCL community

Today there are more than 15,000 Chinese students studying at UCL, 400+ staff from China, and over 30,000 UCL alumni across greater China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). The university stays in touch with its sizeable Chinese alumni community through its thriving online networks and regular meet ups. Find out more through the slideshow stories and links below:


Making a difference

Whether it's shedding new light on the universe we live in, expanding Mandarin learning in the UK, or developing innovative practice to improve global food security, UCL academics are working with Chinese counterparts to help us better understand our world and address the challenges we face. Read about some of their work here.

Research, partnerships and projects

UCL has around 30 formal links with Chinese universities and research institutions, including Peking University (PKU) – UCL’s first deep strategic partner. In the last five years, UCL has published 10,000+ co-authored papers with Chinese collaborators. See below for examples of networks, initiatives and partners: