Thank you for your interest in the Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences, a United Kingdom-China flagship initiative between Nanchang University and Queen Mary University of London. Over the last 15 years, Queen Mary University has built collaborative relationships with leading Chinese universities and has developed the Joint Programme model to bring together the best that is offered by both Chinese and British higher education. In this model, each partner university makes an equal academic contribution to the degree programme, with students being awarded degrees from both universities on successful completion of their studies. Importantly, the Queen Mary University input is made by academics based in London who travel to Nanchang to teach and interact closely with their students, thereby ensuring the same high quality educational provision provided on our campus in London. Queen Mary University is one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities. We are a member of the Russell Group, the set of institutions generally considered to represent the elite of British higher education. Furthermore, Queen Mary University has a long history of excellence in the biomedical sciences. Contributions to the Joint Programme are made from both the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and our Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University. Queen Mary University has a long, proud and distinctive history, with our founding partners extending back to 1123 when St.Bartholomew’s Hospital was founded. Our founding partners also created the first medical school in England in 1785. Today, Queen Mary University brings together academic excellence - notably in the biomedical sciences - with a firm commitment to knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination. We are delighted to contribute our expertise and our principles, and to working in partnership, on this exciting Joint Programme with Nanchang University. I look forward to you joining us!