Partnerships across East Asia

The University has collaborations with leading institutions across East Asia.

  • People’s Republic of China
  • Beihang University (BUAA)
  • Beijing Film Academy (BFA)
  • Beijing Medical University
  • Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • China Agricultural University (CAU)
  • China University of Petroleum (CUP)
  • China Capital Normal University
  • Dalian University of Technology (DUT)
  • Donghua University
  • East China Normal University
  • Fudan University
  • Guangzhou Medical University (GMU)
  • Hangzhou Normal University
  • Harbin Engineering University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Liaoning Shihua University
  • Nanjing University
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA)
  • Nankai University
  • North China Electric Power University (NCEPU)
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Shenzhen University
  • South China Agricultural University
  • South China University of Technology (SCUT)
  • Southeast University
  • Tianjin University
  • Tianjin University of Science and Technology
  • Tongji University
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Macau
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Wuhan University
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Xiamen University
  • Yunnan University
  • Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
  • Zhejiang University


Beyond Mainland China, our partnerships include collaborations with:


  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • China Grad School of Theology (HK)
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • National University of Taiwan
  • Korea University
  • Waseda University, Japan
  • University of Macau
  • Nagoya University, Japan

Our innovative student mobility and internship programme with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore enables Edinburgh students to undertake internships with Syngenta in India, Glaxo-Smith-Kline and the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences in Singapore.

In Japan, the University collaborates with Tsukuba University and Waseda University, and our School of Biological Sciences has a link with RIKEN and the Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo.

Exchange links

We have exchange links with the following East Asian institutions:

  • Fudan University, China
  • Hangzhou Normal University, China
  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • Hong Kong University
  • Korea University

We also have exchange links with twelve high-profile Japanese Universities, including Doshisha, Waseda, Ritsumeikan and Gakushuin Universities and Tsuda College. These links are exclusively for students of Japanese studies.

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Collaborations with Asian partners

The Confucius Institute for Scotland

This national centre is based in the University of Edinburgh with a remit to promote educational, economic, and cultural ties between Scotland and China.

University of Hong Kong

The first students from Hong Kong came to study Medicine at the University over 70 years ago. Through Universitas 21 partner University of Hong Kong, with whom we operate a popular reciprocal student exchange and a number of collaborative research projects.