East and West Blend at United International College (UIC)

United International College (UIC), located in the heart of Zhuhai, is a remarkable institution born from the collaborative efforts of Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University. Established in 2005, it stands as the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the mainland of China and Hong Kong. UIC aims to advance the internationalization of Chinese higher education while implementing a world-class liberal arts education within the country.

It achieves this with its distinctive approach to education, which seamlessly combining the best of both Chinese and Western systems. The benefits to its international students are clear; graduates who are not only knowledgeable and skilled, but also creative, critical, and responsible global citizens. Here are some of the ways that the university blends East with West to provide a global learning experience.

Courses Taught in English 

UIC offers courses in both Chinese and English, taught by a diverse international faculty. UIC has over 400 professors and lecturers at UICfrom 18 countries and regions around the world, ensuring students are exposed to a variety of learning experiences that combine the advantages of Eastern and Western methods.

Requirement for Chinese Studies

UIC requires all students to take courses in Chinese language, literature, history, philosophy, and art. Chinese proficiency, appreciate the intricacies of the local culture, and understand contemporary issues and trends in China. The classes can be a valuable asset for your personal and professional development. 

Interactive, Student-Led Classes

At UIC, learning is an engaging and interactive process. Students are encouraged to take an active role in their education through participating in discussions and presentations. The benefits of this approach are:

  • development of critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • a personalized and interactive environment
  • more personalized attention from instructors
  • a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • supports for students to pursue their own research and creative endeavors 

International Curriculum

Music Performance Room at United International College (UIC)

UIC prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century by providing them with a broad and deep education in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and business. Academic progress is evaluated through regular and objective assessments .

Cultural Exchange Programs

UIC has partnerships with over 200 universities and organizations from more than 30 countries and regions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. These partnerships provide the opportunity to study abroad for one semester or one year, join short-term holiday programs, attend international events, and engage in cross-cultural activities.

Multicultural Student Body

UIC has a student population of over 9,000, who come from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas. 

This variety exposes students to different perspectives and cultures, and promotes an inclusive atmosphere and intercultural friendships. By learning alongside peers from various international backgrounds, students naturally develop cross-cultural understanding and broader global awareness. 

Kickstart Your Journey

By combining Eastern and Western educational approaches, UIC fosters well-rounded, globally-minded graduates. In an increasingly interconnected world, they develop the skills, knowledge, and values that are essential for their personal and professional success. Kickstart your unique educational journey by learning more about UIC’s programs on our platform.

Kay contributes to the Marketing team at China Admissions. A "third-culture kid" based in Thailand, she has had lifelong exposure to international communities and has worked with top global brands. Having studied abroad herself, she encourages young minds to invest in their self-development and foster an appreciation for new countries and cultures.
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