Nottingham University is launching its £20m campus in China - becoming the first independent foreign university allowed to set up there.
The China campus features the university's renowned Trent tower
The campus, in Ningbo in Eastern China, is a part-replica of the Nottingham site and even includes the famous Trent tower in its skyline.
It will offer degree courses and facilities for 4,000 students.
Tony Blair, currently on a visit to Beijing, will launch the new venture on Chinese television.
It is hoped the move will benefit students on both sides of the world.
A university spokesman said the enterprise, officially launched on Tuesday, should help improve trade links between the two countries.