Birmingham Guangzhou Centre


The University of Birmingham Guangzhou Centre is a unique facility established in co-ordination with the Guangzhou municipality to facilitate joint research and education initiatives in Guangzhou and the wider region.

The Centre was opened after the Collaboration Framework Agreement between the University and Guangzhou Municipal Government in 2011, which covers co-operation in areas of research, education and technology transfer.   

It is a groundbreaking partnership between a leading British university and a municipal government in China, representing Birmingham’s most significant engagement with China to date.The University of Birmingham has a long association with China in education and research that dates back to the early 20th century. 

Our relationship has produced some notable achievements: the famous geologist Li Siguang studied at the University of Birmingham and, in joint publications with China, the University is the 3rd largest in the UK.