About Us

China UK Development Centre (CUDC) was established in 2012, marking the 40th anniversary of full diplomatic relations between the UK and China. Since then we have established a range of sustainable partnerships between government and educational institutions of both China and the UK.


CUDC continuously promotes interaction and knowledge sharing between brightest students of the UK and China. Enhancing collaborations between the two countries in areas of education, language and culture will ultimately result in innovations that will transform and improve lives, considering the academic excellence of both nations.


CUDC actively helps to build bridges between the two countries' top universities, opening avenues for cooperation and collaboration in various fields. These efforts are indeed endorsed by the Education Section of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, which continuously encourage universities in China to build partnerships with top universities in the UK.

Our Mission

It is our mission to expand partnerships between government and educational institutions between the two countries to increase cooperation and collaboration at all levels. Increased cooperation will secure a sustainable relationship between the UK and China. Collaborations between Chinese and British HEIs can result in an increased progression of ideas and innovations. It is through collaborations and partnerships that we can broaden horizons of young talents from both countries. 

We firmly believe "Insight Inspires Innovation". There's an old Chinese saying: "It's better to travel 10,000 miles than to read 10,000 books." CUDC helps arrange exchange visits for China-UK students to broaden their horizons, and to experience the East-West differences. These experiences will in turn stimulate their interest to learn each other's language and culture, to feel the diversified histories of civilizations in the world, which will better help them spread their wings in the future and adapt to the sharp competitive environment filled with international talents.

Our Co-Founders 

Dr. Jason Zheng Jiang, PhD (Cantab)

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Email: jiangzheng@cudc.info

Jason received his BSc and MSc degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), and his PhD degree from Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (UK). As Co-Founder and Managing Director of CUDC, Jason oversees the company’s strategy and operations in both China and the UK. Under his leadership, CUDC has grown substantially in the past 5 years.

Dr. Weijian Shen, MD, PhD (Manchester)

Co-Founder & Head of Marketing and Business Development, China

Email: weijian.shen@cudc.info

Weijian received his MD degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (China), and his PhD degree from University of Manchester (UK). As Co-Founder and Head of the China office, Weijian leads the energetic team and has built up long-term collaborations with more than 100 universities, media, local education authorities and government agencies. 

Dr. Ruigang Michael Zhou, PhD (Cantab)

Co-Founder & Head of Operations and Partnerships, UK

Alumni of Darwin College, University of Cambridge

Email: ruigang.zhou@cudc.info

Michael received his BEng degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), and his PhD degree from University of Cambridge (UK). As Co-Founder and Head of the UK office, Michael leads the operations and partnerships team, and has run more than 150 projects and established partnerships with higher education organisations such as Oxbridge Colleges in the UK.

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