Industry, business and community

Industry, business and community

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is ideally situated within a major industrial park and with excellent connections to some of the most dynamic architectural and construction sectors in the world.

XJTLU Architecture Department continues to develop close links with a number of global and influential architectural design firms. We collaborate with industry to create novel and innovative designs and technologies, supporting inventors, entrepreneurs, and enterprises in Suzhou and beyond.

We have helped to place students in numerous high-end practices:

  • Aedas
  • Aecom
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • BDP
  • David Chipperfield Architects
  • Farrells
  • Michael Bradley Architecture
  • Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • SIP Design & Research Institute
  • UNStudio
  • WilkinsonEyre

Additionally, the department has many links with architects, designers, developers and engineers in well-established practices throughout Shanghai, Suzhou and the wider Jiangsu province as well as strong contacts in the UK, EU, and the greater global community.

Our professional studies advisor monitors work experience, compiles contacts and validates professional networks.

If you’re in industry, there are three main ways to collaborate with the department:

Student internships

Students in our undergraduate programme have the opportunity to take part in industrial internships, offering them real-world work experience through which to build industry knowledge and contacts. The companies that host our students benefit from employing some of the brightest new architecture and design talents in China. Our students are taught by a multidisciplinary, international team of academic staff and have technological knowledge combined with excellent English language skills and a global perspective. Their knowledge of China, as well as cutting-edge technical know-how, are a huge asset to any company looking to employ people who can positively impact their production and R&D.

Staff collaboration

Our multidisciplinary, international team of academic staff have a wealth of practical and professional architectural and industrial design experience and can collaborate on short- or long-term consultative industry projects. These projects may benefit from research grant funding, as well as the new perspective that those working in academia can bring.


If you’re in industry and are interested in any of the above opportunities, do get in touch.