Partner Universities

Nanjing University


Nanjing University is one of China's key comprehensive universities and it functions directly under the Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China.

It consists of 10 schools which are Humanities, Law, International Business, Foreign Studies, Natural Sciences, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology, Geosciences, Life Sciences, and Medicine. With 36 departments, 5 divisions of general course instruction, the Graduate School and the School of Adult Education, the University is running 55 undergraduate programs, 7 dual bachelor degree programs, 106 master degree programs, 55 PhD programs and 43 post-doctoral programs.

In its history of more than 100 years, Nanjing University has trained over 60,000 undergraduates and postgraduates.

Nanjing University takes an active part in international academic exchanges. In recent years, over 2,000 faculty members and students have been sent abroad for advanced studies, academic visits or joint research projects. At the same time, Nanjing University has received over 2,000 international students and visiting scholars from more than 50 countries or regions. The University's connections with over 100 universities and research institutions abroad have opened up channels for joint personnel training and cooperative scientific research. The Centre for Chinese and American Studies was jointly founded with the Johns Hopkins University of the United States, and the Research Institute of Sino-German Economic Law was jointly set up with Goettingen University of Germany. Since 1982, Nanjing University has conducted about 100 cooperative projects with institutions abroad and hosted 60 international academic conferences.


The University of Melbourne


Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer. Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer.

As a fine academic institution, Melbourne honours its traditional promise to uphold the scholarly values of intellectual freedom, honesty, openness and rigour.

As a fine research institution, Melbourne seeks to strengthen its core intellectual disciplines, open new paths to scientific understanding and support critical and creative endeavour in fields that do not fit conventional research paradigms.

As a fine teaching institution, Melbourne aims to attract the brightest student cohorts from the widest range of backgrounds, offering an outstanding educational experience.

As a public-spirited institution, Melbourne declares its intention to make research, student learning and external engagement serve public ends. This includes taking up pressing societal problems in research, producing graduates prepared for responsibility, and promoting inquiry and open debate based on evidence and reason.

As an internationally engaged institution, Melbourne undertakes to work with overseas colleagues and students to meet global challenges with intelligence, ingenuity and respect for humanity.

As a university with a strong sense of place, Melbourne reaffirms the unique virtues of its campus locale, where face-to-face teaching remains the norm, where scholars gather from across the globe, and where learning communities embrace evolving technologies. This is a place where great scholars lead talented students to open their minds, share wisdom and face the great unknowns: a place where each new generation can define a future that it values.

The University of Melbourne must be attuned to shifts in national policy settings and international standards, the emergence of rankings, new market conditions and new players in higher education.

The University's future will depend on its ability to combine a 'triple helix' of academic programs. Melbourne will be an institution that excels not just at research, but in bringing ideas to life and making knowledge work for its students, staff and a broader public.