Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


About the Alliance

The UK-China Humanities Alliance (UKCHA) is a collaborative organisation comprising 17 leading institutions from China and the UK.

Its mission is to foster international cooperation in the humanities and humanities education, recognising the ever-increasing importance of these fields in enhancing mutual understanding and deepening our comprehension of the complex issues that define our age. The Alliance promotes globally-oriented interdisciplinary research and supports its members' collective aim of providing high-quality education that addresses today's challenges.


Established in 2016, the Alliance comprises 17 leading colleges and universities from China and the UK. Initiated by Tsinghua University and co-founded by its members, the Secretariat is housed in the Institute for World Literatures and Culture (IWLC) at Tsinghua University. 

UCL, an early supporter of UKCHA, has been involved with the Alliance since its inception.

Chinese Member Institutions

  • Tsinghua University
  • Pekin University 
  • Fudan University
  • Wuhan University
  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Shanghai International University

UK Member Institutions

  • University of Exeter
  • University of Oxford China Centre
  • Needham Research Institute, Cambridge
  • University College London
  • King’s College London
  • SOAS University of London
  • University of Reading
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Warwick
  • Loughborough University 

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