International Cooperation and Exchange

Academic Cooperation and Exchange


Yunnan University is an important bridge and window for China ’s opening up to the Southwest regions in technology, education and culture. It serves as such important bases as Study Abroad Training Base of MOE, Educational Aid Center for Africa and Asia of the Ministry of Education, International Training Base for Software Talents of China and Yunnan Province Training Base for International Talents. Yunnan University is entitled to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students, and independently recruit Government Scholarship students from ASEAN countries. Approved by MOE, it is the Chinese secretariat for China-ASEAN University Rectors Forum. It is also one of the five Chinese universities working to establish ASEAN-China-Japan-ROK University Union, which consists of 30 universities from ASEAN countries, China, Japan and Republic of Korea.

Yunnan University has carried out comprehensive cooperation and exchange in various fields with various institutions, having signed agreements with high-level universities from the United States, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as those from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan regions. Many excellent scholars from various parts of the world come to Yunnan University to teach, give lectures, pay visits, or deliver speeches every year.

The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences was hosted by Yunnan University in 2009. The University also hosted the “East Asia 10+6 Higher Education Cooperation Forum” in 2010, the first education forum within the frame of East Asia Summit. In addition, the University has hosted many high-level international conferences and forums, contributing to increased awareness of internationalization of its teachers and students, as well as its promoted level of internationalization.

The University sends teachers and students for academic exchange to foreign universities and research institutes every year. In recent years, more than 1,800 teachers and students have studied at or visited foreign universities. The number of international students at Yunnan University is increasing.

Yunnan University, blessed with its pooled talents, wide range of disciplines, and considerable academic influence, as well as the geographical advantage of neighboring Southeast and South Asian countries, aims to speed up its internationalization, provide human resources and talents for the development of Yunnan Province, to build itself into the higher education bridgehead for China’s opening up to the Southwest regions, and to become an important talent training base oriented towards Southeast Asia, South Asia and the neighboring area of the Indian Ocean