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How can there be peace without people understanding each other, and how can this be if they don’t know each other?

Lester B.Pearson

Early supporter of Pearson College, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Nobel Peace Laureate

The striking feature of the UWC is that they embrace the entire world. They are unique and they are conscious of their responsibilities.

Nelson Mandela

Late Honorary President of UWC, Former President of South Africa

We have realized our dream to create a dream school for you. Please go out and realize your dream and other’s dreams.

Wesley Chiu,

Member of UWC National Committee of China, board member of UWC Changshu China

The sense of idealism and a purposeful life really makes the UWC experience unique and its impact life-long.

Wang Yi

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of Board and Executive Director of Harvard Centre Shanghai. Pearson 89-91

UWC was one of the ten members of the international schools association that created the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva in 1963 … today, they are taken in over 4,000 schools worldwide and have become the gold standard for university entrance.

Sir John Daniel

Chair of UWC International Board and International Council 

I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial and above all, compassion.

Kurt Hahn

German Educator, Founder of United World Colleges

A Letter to Prospective Colleagues


Simon Head

At UWC Changshu China, we are redefining education for a changing world.

UWC Changshu China is a part of United World College (UWC) movement which was established 60 years ago with a commitment to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Each UWC school is dedicated to provide education to students from deliberately diverse backgrounds, regardless of their financial means.

With around 300 teaching, educational support, administrative and operations staff across our campus, UWC Changshu China has a clear goal to create a flourishing community with engaged and compassionate learners on their course to making a difference in the world.

Embracing diversity and inclusion is at the center of our education. While our faculty come from more than 20 countries and regions all around the world, and the majority of administrative and operational staff are Chinese, one of our goals is to increase our staff diversity to mirror our extraordinary student body. In much the same way that we consider all applications from qualified students, we welcome applications from extraordinary teachers who can contribute to our diverse community.

Unlike many other international schools, the experience of UWC Changshu China is unique. We focus on experiential learning that empowers our learners with a sense of purpose. We inspire them to use their passion and skills for social change and to become caring and creative learners who see the world from dynamic perspectives. Our community lives and learns together, and all teachers contribute to the residential and experiential learning programs.

As an IB World School, we create learning experiences that promote lifelong learners who can adapt to the challenges and changes that lie ahead and move beyond school with optimism and a sense of wonder. Our teachers enjoy exceptional growth opportunities and extensive professional development.

Last but not least, we are located on a small island on Kuncheng Lake in Changshu, a water-side city close to Shanghai (within 90 minutes) and Suzhou (within 45 minutes). We are fortunate to experience an incredible environment that is surrounded by natural beauty and state-of-the-art facilities, making it an ideal location for families.

My colleagues and I are delighted to invite you to explore what it means to be a part of UWC Changshu China through the following pages. If you share our vision for making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future, we encourage you to apply to join us.

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