Introduction to Zhejiang University City College
Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) is located in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province, which is the political, economic, cultural and educational center of this region. Hangzhou is acknowledged as the most famous tourist destination and one of the most significant historical and cultural cities in China.
Zhejiang University City College is a university approved by China’s Ministry of Education and Zhejiang Provincial government and jointly founded in July 1999 by Hangzhou Municipal Government and Zhejiang University. It has a total area of 156 acres with a floor space of 4.3 million square feet. The university currently has around 13100 students, made up of nine subordinate schools and one Sino-foreign cooperative educational institution(The University of Waikato Joint Institute at Zhejiang University City College). Together they offer 40 undergraduate degree programs in science, engineering, liberal arts, law, medicine, finance and management. Students enjoy a serene campus with advanced infrastructure and teaching facilities.
With the goal of providing the comprehensive, practical and creative talents to the local community, Zhejiang University City College has made every effort to shape and develop the courses to meet societal needs, and provide students with as much industry-relevant knowledge and experience as possible to enhance their abilities to cope with real world challenges.
Zhejiang University City College is committed to serve the local economic growth with its application-driven education. To combine teaching and research with application, the university has insisted on an open policy and grown fast in its achievements and contributions. Guided by the new strategies and targets for Hangzhou’s social and economic development, ZUCC is exploring new ways to expand and upgrade its cooperation with the local community, to enhance the employability of its graduates, to make better use of resources available in order to deliver a better education, and to provide better services.
Graduation Video by Students
Foreign Teacher Activity
Hangzhou (City Panorama) is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in China. Though it has been through many recent economic and technological developments, it still remains its historic beauty and cultural heritage. The city’s West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site, attracts tourists from both home and abroad all year round. Twinned with nearly 20 cities around the world, Hangzhou is one of the most modern and vibrant cities to live in.
With a number of means of transport at your disposal, getting around the city is super easy. Do not feel like taking the metro to visit the scenery spots in the city? Then you can always bike there. Want to tour around a nearby city on weekends? Train rides are probably what you’d be looking for. Cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Suzhou are all just within hours’ distance by train or car.
Arts & culture
Hangzhou’s cultural richness constantly surprises you. Three of China’s most important museums, China National Silk Museum, China National Tea Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum are all located in Hangzhou. If you are interested in opera, then you’ve come to the right place for there are lots of theaters in Hangzhou giving performance of opera shows!
Hangzhou is a culinary paradise with a large number of delicious dishes. Hangzhou’s local cuisine enjoys a nation-wide reputation and dishes prepared in its style are reputed to be “fresh, tender, soft and smooth, with a mellow fragrance”. Some of the better-known examples of Hangzhou’s regional cuisine are: West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Dongpo Pork, Beggar’s Chicken, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, and Hangzhou Soy-sauce Duck. Sounds interesting? Behind these dishes, there always seems to be a beautiful story linked with a historical figure in Hangzhou. In addition to the traditional Hangzhou food or Chinese cuisine, plenty of restaurants offer south-eastern or western-style food. In Hangzhou, you never have to worry about going hungry.