China is steadily opening a number of collaborative campuses in countries around the world. So far in Asia, Europe and Africa, these include:
Laos: China's first overseas campus, of Jiangsu's Soochow University, opened to undergraduate students in Laos in 2012. Located on the outskirts of the capital Vientiane, the school has permission to teach undergraduate and graduate course. Read more here.
Malaysia: Xiamen University, originally founded by a Malaysian rubber baron, announced in January 2013 it will open a campus in Malaysia by 2015. Read more here.
Myanmar: Jinan University offers a two-year MBA through Myanmar's Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Classes are taught in Burmese and English, by Chinese and local teachers.The program started in 2012 with 20 students. Read more here.
Italy: Another Jiangsu-based university, the University of Ningbo, opened a campus in the Italian town of Florence in 2012. The campus is not a degree-granting institution, and rather at this stage hosts visiting students and professors from Ningbo University in China. Read more here.
Denmark: China-Europe Research Center, a joint venture between Shanghai's Fudan University and the University of Copenhagen was inaugurated in April 2013. Read more here.
UK: Zhejiang University announced in May 2013 it will establish a campus in London in partnership with Imperial College. Read more here.
Egypt: The first Chinese university to be set up in the Middle East or Africa was announced in February 2013. Planned as a joint venture between Liaoning University and Egypt's International Education Institution the joint Egyptian Chinese University will be based in Egypt's capital, Cairo. Read more here.