2012年，学校成立了国际学院，作为全面开展国际化办学的重要平台，为我校国际化学术研究和人才培养奠定了基础。云南大学将利用人才集中、学科齐全、 合作范围广、学术影响大的优势及毗邻东南亚、南亚国家的地缘优势，在更大范围内寻求发展空间，加快学校国际化进程，为云南省跨越式发展提供人力资源和智力 支持，建设中国面向西南开放的“高等教育桥头堡”，成为我国面向东南亚、南亚和印度洋周边地区的重要国际人才培养基地。
云南大学国际学院在中国留学服务中心的指导下，正积极推进开展出国培训项目。目前国际学院已与美国伊利诺伊理工学院—芝加哥肯特法学院、美国新墨西哥大 学、北亚利桑那大学;英国赫瑞·瓦特大学、赫尔大学、朴茨茅斯大学、考文垂大学、中央兰开夏大学;澳大利亚纽卡斯尔大学、迪肯大学、斯文本科技大学、悉尼 科技大学;新西兰梅西大学、惠灵顿维多利亚大学等建立伙伴关系、准备签署合作协议，在本科阶段开展合作项目,法学、经济学、国际商务、财务管理、会计、市 场营销、金融、管理、计算机等领域开展合作。同时，与瑞典巴尔默大学、丹麦罗斯基勒大学、挪威卑尔根大学，瑞士苏黎世应用科学大学、荷兰奈耶诺德商业大 学、越南河内大学，泰国朱拉隆功大学、阿根廷美洲联合大学等正积极与国际学院联系，推进全英文授课的学生交换项目和短期留学修读学分项目。
International School of Yunnan University
Yunnan University, founded in 1922, is one of the earliest comprehensive universities in the southwest China. It was recognized by the Concise Encyclopedia Britannica, in 1946, as one of the fifteen world-renowned universities in China. Since the 1990s, Yunnan University has won the membership of “Project 211”, has become one of the higher education institutions in western and ethnic minority inhabited areas that enjoy intensive support from the Ministry of Education and has jointly supported by central and local governments.
Founded in 2012, International School, working as an important platform for promoting educational internationalization, lays the foundation of international academic researching and talents training. Yunnan University, blessed with its pooled talents, wide range of disciplines, and considerable academic influence, as well as the geographical advantage of neighboring Southeast and South Asian countries, aims to speed up its internationalization, provide human resources and talents for the development of Yunnan Province, to build itself into the higher education bridgehead for China’s opening up to the Southwest regions, and to become an important talent training base oriented towards Southeast Asia, South Asia and the neighboring area of the Indian Ocean.
On Jan. 4th, 2013, International School of Yunnan University became the 12th in China and the only one in Yunnan Province overseas training centers authorized by the Chinese Service Centre of Scholarly Exchange(CSCSE). The CSCSE is a legally registered corporate body affiliated to the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the only official organization in China that accredits foreign academic degrees. With the largest scale, the longest history, its highly standardized teaching management, and the most mature joint programs among educational institutions of its kind in China, International School if YNU has become a famous brand in overseas training.
To date, International School has established overseas training programs with institutions in the USA including IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of New Mexico, Northern Arizona University; Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School in France; University of Central Lancashire, University of Portsmouth, Coventry University, University of Hull, Heriot-Watt University in the UK; Deakin University, Sydney University of Technology, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Newcastle in Australia; Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. International School has established courses in Law, Economics, International Business, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Management and IT.
Recently, International School is contacting actively with Ballmer University, Sweden, Roskilde University, Denmark, University of Bergen, Norway, Zurich University of Applied Science, Switzerland, Nyenrode Business University, Holland, Hanoi University, Vietnam, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and United University of America, Argentina etc, and promoting student exchange program taught in English and short-time study abroad for obtaining credits program. More exchange programs will be carried out next year.
International School has also established postgraduate program with IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, to provide professional training and further educating chance for those who want to get a master degree of law.
With our first-class teaching staff, management, environment and teaching facilities, International School of Yunnan University has become a respected brand in Overseas Training. International College provides new access to higher education for students wanting to study abroad, and gives them a chance to have a successful career in the future.