Wenzhou University (WZU) is a dynamic and comprehensive regional university growing up with the reform and opening up momentum of China. It ranks top 10% among all the higher education institutions in China and ranks 10th in Zhejiang province. The university was first established in 1933 with a donation from Mr. Huang Suchu, a renowned industrialist in Wenzhou. Six other schools were merged in its history to form the present Wenzhou University, which presents a rich cultural atmosphere and fine educational tradition. The university is among the first batch of state-approved Chinese Language and Culture Education Base; it is designated by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students; it is also authorized to accept overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Apart from the Chinese Government Scholarship, international applicants can also apply for Confucius Institute Scholarship, Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship, and Wenzhou University Scholarship for International Students.
Its academic programs cover 9 discipline areas including literature, science, engineering, law, education, economics, history, management, and art. It offers 45 postgraduate programs and 55 undergraduate programs. It has almost 30,000 undergraduates, 1,000 postgraduates, 300 international students, and around 13,000 part-time students annually for continuing education.
Wenzhou University actively implements the strategy of educational internationalization and is vigorously engaged in various international exchanges and cooperation. As of December 2014, the university has established exchange and cooperation relations with over 60 universities and research institutes from about 20 countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, and Korea. Presently, we have established the China-U.S. cooperatively-run school of Wenzhou-Kean University, the China-Denmark joint undergraduate program in International Sales and Marketing Management, the Chinese mainland and Taiwan cross-strait cooperation undergraduate program in Electronic Information Engineering, a Confucius Institute with Burapha University, Thailand and a China-Thailand 3+1 dual bachelor degrees program in Chinese Language and Literature with Burapha University (3 years in Thailand and the 4th year in China).
Wenzhou is a modern coastal city advantageously located near the East China Sea and halfway up China's mainland coastline. The mid-subtropical monsoon climate of Wenzhou is featured with four distinctive seasons, moderate temperatures and a pleasant weather. It is conveniently connected with other cities in China, with only 1 hour to Shanghai, 2 hours to Beijing, Guangzhou or Hong Kong by air. Its main campuses are situated in Wenzhou's Chashan University Town which is surrounded by green mountains and picturesque water views. The university is only half an hour away from both the train station and the airport. The fast-growing export trade and energetic private economy bring Wenzhou University great opportunities to collaborate with institutions and enterprises both domestically and overseas.
The university has always attached great importance to international students education and all the 55 undergraduate programs and 45 postgraduate programs are open to international students. Considering the limited Chinese language ability of some international applicants, WZU specially offers international students 4 English-taught bachelor degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, International Economy and Trade; 1 "First Chinese, then specialty" 2+2 mode bachelor degree program in International Trade (China-oriented); and 1 English-taught master degree program in Chemistry. Those special programs are great opportunities for international students to learn specialty knowledge and in the meantime to get a better understanding of the Chinese language, culture, history, and its development.
About College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering
College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering (CCME) at Wenzhou University (WZU) was established in 1958. CCME now has 110 full-time members, including 26 professors and 35 associate professors. Most of our faculty members have overseas study and research experiences. The College offers 4 undergraduate programs (Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering) and a master program (Chemistry). The College has achieved significant progress in both teaching and research. In the last 5 years, the College has acquired more than RMB 100 million in funds, including 64 national-level projects such as National Outstanding Youth Funds project, National Science and Technology Support project, MOST “863” project, and NSFC projects. We have also acquired RMB 140 worth state-of-the-art instruments, such as SEM, NMR(500 MHz), HPLC-MS, GC-MS, XRD, etc. Our faculty members have published a large number of high-quality scientific publications, including papers appearing in Nature, Adv. Mater., JACS, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., AIChE. J., etc. CCME has received 65 state-authorized patents and numerous provincial and national awards in science and technology. According to essential science indicator released in November 2013, CCME is within top 1% universities and institutes worldwide. According to Nature Index China tables released in December 2014, WZU ranks 81st among the top 200 Chinese higher education institutions for high-quality science (ordered by weighted fractional count, WFC, for 2013). More than 40 percent of our graduates have continued their study for higher level degrees.
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