The Sino-British College
The UK is widely acknowledged as having one of the world's best university systems. The Sino-British College (SBC) offers degree programmes from several of the UK's leading universities. Two of our partners, Sheffield and Leeds, are listed in the top 100 International Universities by the Times Higher Education Rankings 2009. The founding British partner universities of SBC, working with USST, set the very highest international standards in both teaching and research. Here in Shanghai, we employ over 80 international teachers to maintain these standards. The continuing commitment of our UK partners will continue to guarantee substantial and up-to-date leading edge educational resources and know-how for the further successful development of The Sino-British College.
The Sino-British College (SBC) is an international university college, jointly established by the University of Shanghai for Science & Technology (USST), and 9 leading British Universities: The University of Bradford, The University of Huddersfield, The University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Salford, The University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University.
SBC became a fully licensed university college on September 1st, 2006. It is the only Shanghai-based higher education institution to be awarded a license by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer full degree programmes to multiple overseas universities (the so-called "1 to N Model"), either taught entirely at the Shanghai campus, or with a period of study abroad. Graduates are awarded degrees from one of the partner British institutions.
SBC is based in a beautiful historic campus in the heart of the city of Shanghai. Currently, it has about 1,800 full-time undergraduate students and nearly 50 international students from 20 countries and regions. Programmes are taught in the English language across the whole spectrum of Business and Engineering by a highly qualified academic team comprising over 80 staff from 15 different countries.
Led by Principal Professor Ian Gow OBE, SBC is committed to offering international degree education at the very highest level with continuing support from partner universities in both China and the UK.