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NUIST ranked joint 27th Chinese university

NUIST-Reading Academy

The Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) is ranked joint 27th among Chinese universities, in the Asia-Pacific rankings released by Times Higher Education.

This is a major milestone for NUIST, which is China’s leading university in meteorology. We have a long established relationship with NUIST, which began in 2009 and developed considerably in 2015 with the establishment of the NUIST-Reading Academy.

In 2018, the partnership reached another significant milestone when students enrolling in the Academy also became Reading students from their first day. Students in the Academy now follow exactly the same programme and undertake the same assessments as their counterparts in the UK. This should make the transfer of students from China to their final year in the UK from 2021 more straightforward as well as creating opportunities for UK students to study in China.

A NUIST-UoR International Research Institute will help develop transnational research collaborations or support existing ones. A NUIST-Reading Pump Prime Fund was also launched in 2018. It is a joint seed fund of £100,000 for the next two academic years. Its purpose is to establish research relationships that could spawn future joint funding applications and, ultimately, jointly supervised postgraduate research.

Both NUIST and the University of Reading are keen to expand on the existing relationship by adding new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. There are other opportunities to explore, including a new China Summer School in Nanjing for UK-based students, increased outward student mobility and the growth of research partnerships.

The NUIST partnership is part of the University’s diverse portfolio of international partnerships and operations. We continue to look for long-term quality-led collaboration and partnership in our ambition to be a global institution.


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