SBC Makes International Award Shortlist


SBC is a rich and deep, international educational partnership. Being selected for this award is a very important recognition of how it stands out as a successful model.

Professor David Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) from The University of Huddersfield was speaking after the announcement that the Sino-British College (SBC) – a unique collaborative partnership between 9 NCUK universities and a leading Chinese university – has been shortlisted for a major international business award.


Showcasing excellence in innovation and enterprise in the British and Chinese business communities, the British Business Awards are organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai every two years. SBC is a finalist for the Educational Institutional Partnership of the Year category. Other prestigious partnerships in the frame for this award include the University of Nottingham’s Ningbo campus and the University of Liverpool’s Xi’an Jiatong campus.

2016 is already an important landmark year for SBC as the college is celebrating 10 years of success with a series of events in China and the UK. The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), the Chinese partner university, is also celebrating as it marks its 110th anniversary this year. Under the application criteria, the award had to be led by a UK university which is listed in the UKVI Register of Licensed Sponsors (Tier 4). On this occasion, the University of Huddersfield took the lead with the written support of the other eight SBC partner universities (Bradford, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Liverpool John Moores, Manchester Metropolitan, Salford, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam). The application focussed on how the collaboration is a model of a highly successful educational partnership representing the best of British and Chinese education and offering a wide range of degree completion route for students from all around the world. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Dinner in Shanghai on 3 November 2016.