As the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) was jointly founded by Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). UIC is the first modern college in the Chinese mainland that upholds a liberal arts education, situated in Zhuhai city in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

UIC's charter has been approved by the Ministry of Education with full support from local authorities. The highest governing body is the UIC Council. The President is responsible for the day-to-day business of the College while also reporting to the UIC Council. 

UIC shoulders the historical mission of advancing the internationalisation of Chinese higher education and taking the lead in implementing liberal arts education in China. Since its first enrolment in 2005, UIC has grown into an international institution with innovative educational approaches.


1st full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong


1st modern college in the Chinese Mainland upholding Liberal Arts Education


83.4% of the Class of 2023 who confirmed placement have opted for further studies abroad


84.9% of the Class of 2023 who opted for further studies abroad have been admitted to world top 100 universities


Staff from around 30 countries and regions


Nearly 90% of full-time lecturers and professors from all the departments holding doctoral degrees


100% of lecturers and above having overseas study or work experience

Top 100

Top 100 in the concentration of high-calibre talents among China's universities

International Higher Education

With English as the medium of instruction, UIC's education is of international standards with high-calibre academic performance. The college has established the Faculty of Business and Management, School of Culture and Creativity, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, and School of General Education, in addition to the Graduate School. Altogether UIC offers over 9,000 students around 30 undergraduate programmes in 13 departments as well as research and taught postgraduate programmes. Undergraduates receive HKBU Bachelor's Degrees and UIC Graduation Certificates, and postgraduates earn HKBU degrees.

Liberal Arts College

Aiming to serve China and the world, UIC has built a new model for liberal arts education in China by tapping into traditional Chinese and Western cultural resources. A liberal arts education cultivates open-minded, well-rounded talents, enabling students to dig into their academic field of expertise with an interdisciplinary approach. UIC provides a student-centred learning environment and encourages a healthy student-teacher interaction that benefits both parties in terms of mentorship and collaboration.

Diversity and Development

UIC enrols students from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas. Among the Class of 2023 who confirmed placement, 86.5% have opted for postgraduate studies with 83.4% choosing further studies abroad. A total of 84.9% of those who preferred destinations abroad have been admitted to the world's top 100 universities. Many of the graduates have started their careers in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies or non-profit organisations. There are also alumni listed in Forbes 30 under 30.

Excellent Faculty

UIC has an international staff with lecturers and professors from around 30 countries and regions. Faculty members of all the departments have studied or worked abroad, with nearly 90% owning doctoral degrees. Many faculty members come from the world's top universities, providing students with the best academic resources and advanced teaching methods. Our outstanding scholars have nudged UIC into the nation's top 100 in the concentration of high-calibre talents.

Enhancing Global Vision

With students and staff from all over the world, UIC creates an internationalised campus environment and introduces students to different cultures. UIC has established partnerships with over 60 higher education institutions from various countries, which provides opportunities for students to travel and experience foreign cultures and education.

Fostering Chinese Culture

UIC provides a Chinese culture and society education programme and various academic activities to help students learn about China's politics, economy, society and culture. Students and staff can experience Chinese traditional culture through courses about Guqin (an ancient Chinese zither), Shedao (Chinese archery), Yayue (court music), ceramics and many more.

Connecting Teaching with Research

UIC focuses on its teaching and considers research an integral component of ensuring academic quality. It offers two postdoctoral programmes and has been selected for the Guangdong provincial high-level university development plan. Our staff members have received many types of research funding at the national, provincial and municipal levels. UIC integrates resources in the Greater Bay Area to build advanced platforms such as provincial key labs and transfer research results.

Education for Society

UIC has cooperated with the local government, agencies and institutions to support the development of various fields including computer science, Artificial Intelligence, food safety, elderly services, culture and creativity industries, sports planning and more. Many UIC professors advise in external institutions on development in various community-related areas.

Exceptional Location

UIC is located in the beautiful coastal city of Zhuhai in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. As one of China's most liveable cities, Zhuhai is adjacent to Macao and Hong Kong, connected by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Zhuhai was one of the first places where modern Chinese met Western culture.