Founded in 2014 with the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, the mission of our Joint Graduate School is to provide our students with a research-led education of the highest international quality across a range of subjects.
Our goal is to deliver long-term social and economic benefits to our graduates, the Tianjin region and greater China.
The University of Glasgow and Nankai University have been working together on research and teaching collaborations since 2008.
Our two great universities have long-standing research collaborations in the social sciences, and growing links in disciplines from chemistry through museum studies to urban studies and business. An exchange programme allows our students to spend time at Glasgow and Nankai to further deepen our links.
Our research links are further strengthened by our Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, launched in October 2011 in partnership with Nankai and the Chinese Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).
In 2014, the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow joined with Nankai University to form a Collaborative Innovation Centre for Chinese Economy. The same year the Joint Graduate School was established to provide opportunities for students to study jointly-delivered programmes in China.
Our Joint Graduate School offers you an exciting opportunity to study in the vibrant city of Tianjin, China, for a two-year postgraduate dual Masters qualification, with the University of Glasgow and Nankai University each awarding a degree.
Our two universities are ranked among the best in the world.
Nankai University is a member of the prestigious 985 group and 211 group and is one the top 10 universities in China and ranked 50th in the QS Asian University Rankings (2014).
The University of Glasgow is ranked 55th in the world and 9th in the UK by QS. According to the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings, we’re among the top 150 universities in the world.