The year at XJTLU involves delaying graduation from Liverpool for a year.
Adewuni Sorungbe studied biological sciences at Liverpool before he spent a year at XJTLU. The dayto-day academia was important, but he also got to experience the culture of his new home town for a while.
On Friday, the success of the first students to graduate from XJTLU will be marked.
XJTLU gives Chinese students the opportunity to experience a blend of Chinese and Western styles of learning.
XJTLU is based at Suzhou's industrial park, outside the city itself, and is essentially a city in its own right with a working population of more then 1m people.
XJTLU is one of the park's many success stories and China has ploughed more than pounds 100m into it.
is worth PS40m a year to Liverpool, according to the university.
is a new international university founded in 2006 by Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, and the University of Liverpool, UK, as a joint venture, and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China.
is based at Suzhou's industrial park, outide the city itself, and is essentially a city in its own right with a working population of more then 1m people.
Professor Michael Fang, a pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Liverpool, explained: "As one of the parents, the University of Liverpool is proud to welcome its new offspring and will continuously provide support for XJTLU