Our History
Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. It was the first national university in China and was recognised by the British University Council in 1921. Since its establishment, Peking University has been covering comprehensive disciplines and has continually been a leading institution of higher education in China. In 2004, Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was established. Since then, it has grown rapidly in reputation and is now a centre of international excellence in business education. With its engagement and commitment towards internationalization, PHBS has set up two campuses; one in Shenzhen city in China, and another at Boars Hill in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Both campuses of PHBS are representations of its academic excellence and to offer our students world-class facilities. PHBS is one of the most dynamic, innovative, and internationalised business schools in the world. Our programmes focus on in-depth subject learning in finance, management and economics, with understanding of China insight in context of a global perspective. PHBS has been accredited by AACSB and AMBA as one of the top 5% of over 16,000 business schools in the world for its international excellence in academics, including both teaching and research.
Our Mission
The Campus is a platform for both the pursuit of the creation of knowledge and its dissemination to the world, as well as telling the rest of the world about the Chinese story.
The Campus provides the future talents of Peking University students with an opportunity to build up their international learning experiences in the UK. At the same time, it provides UK/European and other international students with access to the industry and business of China.
The Campus promotes and facilitates UK/EU exchanges and international collaboration in research, education, business development and other scholarly activities without cost of time on cross-border travel.