Director's Message

With the coming of summer vacation, we’ve just experienced a harvest month of July: we welcomed July21 Global MBA cohort, delivered virtual graduation ceremony in Centre, and hosted President’s online event as well as a fantastic GMBA alumni reunion party in Shanghai!


To echo the University’s culture engagement goal, We organized the 3rd Mculture cultural tour for international students to Jiaxing historical city in May 2021, achieving wide media coverage in the nation. Our cultural and arts progreammes aim to promote an easier access to culture across wider communities, to encourage cross-cultural communication and advance cultural understanding among different nationalities. Years of receiving national and municipal support and winning the title of ‘Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association excellent project on people-to-people diplomacy’, Mculture is working towards hosting more cultural projects where a larger UoM impact could be made possible through a stronger cross-cultural link in China. In the coming years, we hope to establish internal partnership such as hosting cross-cultural exhibitions with the new Chinese Culture Gallery to be opened at Manchester Museum.


After a diligent semester, we sincerely wish you a wonderful summer. As Prof. Rothwell said at the UoM virtual graduation 2021 – “Don’t underestimate what you’ve ever achieved”! We hope we could all carry this mindset and do our part for the University and to our communities.


Sherry Fu

China Centre Director

President of The University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Museum Talked to Alumni in China

On 19th July, Ms Sherry  Fu, Director of The University of Manchester China Centre, hosted an inspiring address delivered by Prof. Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, who shared University updates and answered key concerns raised by alumni and guests in China. The speech was joined by Professor Esme Ward, Director of the Manchester Museum, who provided an exciting update about the transformational building work at the Museum and the new Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery which is a part of these renovations.

Manchester Maintains Highest Ever Position in Latest QS World Rankings

The University of Manchester has been named the world’s 27th best university, according to the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings.


This means Manchester maintains its highest ever position in the rankings for a third consecutive year. The University also holds its place as the 6th best institution in the United Kingdom. This year is the largest ever ranking featuring 1,300 universities - 145 more than last year – from 97 different locations worldwide.

The University of Manchester China Centre Strengthens Cultural Engagement

On May 25th 2021, the Third Magnificent Culture (‘Mculture’) - “Cultural Tour for Foreign Friends” led a delegation of more than 50 guests in the field of people-to-people diplomacy, leaders from Shanghai Municipal Government and foreign friends from 28 countries to explore some of the most important cultural and historic sites in China.


The University of Manchester China Centre 13th Anniversary & Global MBA Reunion 2021

On 21th July, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted a grand banquet for the Centre's 13th Anniversary & Global MBA Reunion 2021. During this exclusive & unforgettable evening with music, games & performance by students and alumni, we finally got our long-overdue reunion in the time of Covid-19.



UoM China Centre Welcomed July 2021 Intake of Global MBA

In the afternoon of 21st July 2021, the welcome event for Manchester Global MBA July 2021 intake students was successfully held at the brand new site of the University of Manchester China Centre.


What capabilities are required to be an outstanding future business leader with global perspectives in the post-pandemic era? These elites are ready to embark on Manchester Global MBA study journey and witness their career transformation with their peers.


UoM China Centre Hosted 2021 Summer Graduation Reception

On 22nd July 2021, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted graduation reception for Manchester Global MBA graduates. The event was held with a “blended” approach by having an offline event in China Centre joined by Ms. Sherry Fu, The University’s China Centre Director and Ms. Gill Caldicott, Director East China, British Council, with a virtual graduation ceremony livestreaming on the main campus in Manchester.

The University of Manchester China Centre’s Cultural Engagement Project ‘Mculture’ Held a Two-day Arts Salon on Enamel and Shanghai Style Paper-cutting

On 26-27th June, The University of Manchester China Centre’s cultural engagement project ‘Mculture’ held a two-day arts salon on Enamel and Shanghai Style paper-cutting. Two UK-returned young artists shared their experience and views on Sino-UK arts, education, and culture exchange. As the second generation of famous Chinese arts families growing up in China inheriting top craftsmanship and studying abroad in the UK learning from international scholars, Mr. Jun Shi and Ms. Shiyi Li discussed their thoughts on Sino-UK educational upbringing with Ms. Sherry Fu, Director of UoM China Centre.

The University of Manchester China Centre Student Referral Scheme

To recognise and reward alumni and current students who share their experiences and benefits of undertaking study with The University of Manchester China Centre, we now offering student referral scheme for all alumni of the University of Manchester who encourage and support a prospective student to enroll in our online/blended-learning courses at China Centre.



New Scholarship Scheme | Manchester Global MBA Jan. 2022 Intake

The University of Manchester China Centre is proud to introduce our new Manchester Global MBA Application Scholarship Scheme (exclusive to our January 2022 intake) who can bring their professional experiences into our classrooms.


All applicants who submit a complete application by 28th September 2021 will be eligible to be considered a fee reduction on acceptance to the place of January 2022 intake.

Online Webinar | MA Educational Leadership in Practice - The voice of our students

On 7th August, The University of Manchester hosted an webinar for perspective students of MA Educational Leadership in Practice programme.


During the webinar, current students from different Centres (Manchester, Dubai and China) shared their inspiration and learning experience. They also answered key concerns from audience, including work-load, application guidelines and how the course helped them to achieve their career or personal goals.

A Passion for Cloth | From Savile Row to Shanghai

On 2nd July, The University of Manchester China Centre has honourably invited the bespoke ambassador: Lukasz Kowalcyzk, and China Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Wang from SCABAL: one of the biggest names on Savile Row, weaving the finest English cloth since 1539 and crafting made-to-measure menswear from 1938.


Lukasz and Joseph shared the insight into a prestigious and world leading menswear fabrics brand. After a fabulous speech, audiences had chances to touch the luxurious fabrics, and even got tailored matching tips.

Online Webinar | MSc International Fashion Marketing- The Voice of the Student

On 30th June, The University of Manchester held a online discussion with alumni and current students to share a student perspective on The University of Manchester’s International Fashion programmes. During this webinar, MSc International Fashion Retailing alumni and Category Management Expert -- Amy Lee from, Current student studying on the MSc International Fashion Marketing -- Bruno Mandolini from Cornercard, Switzerland provided their insights into:

• A student’s perspective on studying at The University of Manchester

• Redeveloping yourself and your skillset for a career in fashion

• Applying your learning to a professional environment

• Career development, including personal insight into the fashion industry

UoM China Centre Career Workshop | Leadership Transition Strategy - Feeling High and Playing Low

On 19th June, Saturday afternoon, UoM China Centre has invited Mr. Tiger Qiao, Manchester Global MBA alumnus, Doctoral Candidate of DBA programme in Alliance Manchester Business School, to share leadership skills.


Tiger also provided tips for audiences to frame a transition journey, from assessing the business situation to tailoring there negotiation strategies.

UoM China Centre Alumni Talk | Sustainable Development

In the evening of Monday 31st May, Mr. Luke Li, founder of the sustainable development brand Circular Cat and, alumnus of the University of Manchester, brought us a keynote speech on trends and opportunities for sustainable development in the post-epidemic era around the themes of "recycle" and "low carbon".

Manchester Global MBA Alumni Panel in Beijing | Why MBA? Why Manchester?

On 29th May, The University of Manchester China Centre hosted a Manchester Global MBA Alumni Panel in Beijing. During the session a panel of Manchester Global MBA alumni presented an insightful and interactive panel to share their learning journey and career progression with the impact of Manchester MBA. Ms. Sherry Fu, Director of UoM China Centre virtually welcomed the guests and joined the discussion.

The University of Manchester China Centre Finance Talk | Green Finance — Innovation and Sustainable Development

On 26th May evening, The University of Manchester China Centre, alongside CIMA North Asia brought powerful ideas and original thinking  to take an in-depth look at green finance.


During the session, Manchester Global MBA Alumna, Ms. Sophia Song, Director, MNC Coverage, Credit Agricole CIB, and Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Mr. John Jin, CFO China in PayPal, brought together leading figures from finance industry and their business practice to lead the way in green finance.

Manchester MBA Webinar | Academic Masterclass with Paul Taaffe
Turning Operations Strategy into a Formidable Competitive Weapon

On 19th May, Mr. Paul Taaffe, founder and lead consultant with Taaffe & Associates; Visiting Fellow and Tutor on the Global MBA, brought us an online masterclass and provided an understanding of the strategic significance of operations management. He also discussed some key concepts that help to identify, capture, and deliver on great ideas to successfully drive effective operations management throughout the organisation.

Prof. Lifen Zhang Visited UoM China Centre | Sharing Session :Oxford Notes

On 16th May, The University of Manchester China Centre invited Professor Lifen Zhang to share the thoughts in his newly published book Oxford Notes. Graduated from Fudan University and got a Ph.D. from University of Leicester, Professor Zhang now serves as the professor and doctoral tutor of School of Journalism, Fudan University. Professor Zhang has also served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Financial Times, Founding Editor-in-Chief of FT Chinese Network, Founding Editor-in-Chief of FT Rui Magazine, FT Correspondent in China, Senior BBC Correspondent, Senior Producer, and Senior Trainer. 


The sharing session was followed by a round-table panel, Ms. Sherry Fu, director of UoM China Centre, Ms. Ping Lei, a cultural internationalist known as "village head", Ms. Lynn Cong, a senior Manchester Alumna joined the discussion.

Manchester Global MBA Alumni Industrial Insight in Fuzhou | China’s Real Estate in Changes: New Trends and Investment Opportunities

On the afternoon of 15th May, Ms. Wei Huang,Alliance Manchester Business School Global MBA alumna shared her industrial insight with topic on China's Real Estate in Changes: New Trends and Investment Opportunities. As the Senior Financial Manager at Tahoe, Ms. Huang has rich experience in leading the financial planning and controlling team to continuously monitor the domestic real estate market fluctuations, improve the efficiency of funds and generate tailor-made financial advice.

Webinar | How to Empower Global Learners through Online and Blended-Learning

On 13th May, Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director of UoM China Centre, was invited by WhichMBA to join the 9th episode of the webinar New Start & New Heights to introduce the unique Manchester education with Online Blended Learning system. As a leading model of online and blended-learning education, the University combine technology with teaching and learning, break down the barriers of location and time, and empower global elite.


During the session, Sherry also brought an inspiring debate with Mr. Zhuoming Huang, a well-known Chinese GMAT training expert and Ms. Ying Zhao, editor-in-chief of WhichMBA. 

Manchester Global MBA Alumni Industrial Insight in Fuzhou China’s Real Estate in Changes: New Trends and Investment Opportunities

15 May 2021, Fuzhou

Sharing Session: Oxford Notes by Prof. Lifen Zhang

16 May 2021, Shanghai

UoM China Centre Alumni Forum : The Collision of Inamori Kazuo's Philosophy and Western Management

20 May, 2021 [Online]

UoM China Centre Online Alumni Forum | The Collision of Inamori Kazuo's Philosophy and Western Management

On 20th May,  UoM China centre invited Ms. Yu Ye to give us a keynote speech about The Collision of Inamori Kazuo's Philosophy and Western Management. Ms. Ye has a deep understanding of the philosophy of Inamori Kazuo, the operation of Amiba, and Japanese corporate culture. Three University of Manchester‘s alumni, Dr. Weixu Ding, Mr. Jianhua Mao, and the moderator Ms. Tracy Liu, participated in the discussion to find ways to better adapt to the VUCA era by comparing the differences and strengths of Inamori Kazuo's philosophy with Western management methods.