The award is in recognition of its outstanding education work in the country.
The Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), which is part of China’s Ministry of Education, awarded Coventry its ‘Outstanding Overseas Partner University’ accolade at an event in Beijing.
Only four higher education institutions around the world received an award from CSCSE – which manages partnerships with over 140 overseas universities – and Coventry is the only university in Europe to be recognised.
The award recognises the outstanding support that Coventry University provides to students from China both in the UK and in their home country.
Coventry hosts around 2,000 Chinese students at its campuses in Coventry and London, a number which reflects the long standing relationship the University has with many leading Chinese universities, supported by offices in the capital Beijing and in the eastern city of Hangzhou.
Dr David Pilsbury, deputy vice-chancellor for international development at Coventry University, said:“This award is fantastic news, particularly coming so soon after we announced our new collaboration with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing. It shows not only how valued and well respected British higher education is in China, but also how highly regarded Coventry University is becoming in parts of the world where we’re growing our presence and increasing our activities.”