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Hangzhou Dianzi University
2012-05-30 09:26:33

Located in the historical city of Hangzhou, China, Hangzhou Dianzi University is an institution of higher learning that offers multiple disciplines of engineering, science, economics, management, literature, law and education. While highlighting electronics and information science, the university is also fairly strong in the discipline of business management. The predecessor of the university is Hangzhou Aviation Finance and Economics School, founded in 1956. In 1980, Hangzhou Institute of Electronic Engineering was set up, which was later renamed Hangzhou Dianzi in 2004. The university was at first affiliated with the No. 4 Ministry of Mechanical Industry, then with the Ministry of Electronic Industry and still later with the Ministry of Information Industry. Since 2000, the university has been under Ministerial and Provincial leadership with the Provincial Government playing the main management role. Now, the university is a teaching and research oriented university of Zhejiang for priority development.

With its four campuses, namely Xiasha, Wenyi, Dongyue and Xiashadong, Hangzhou Dianzi University covers a total area of over 2,000 mu. At present there are over 26,000 full-time students and over 2,200 faculty and staff members. Ever since its founding, a talent training system of such varied educational levels and forms as undergraduate education, graduate education, adult education and higher vocational education has been formulated and the university is entitled to enroll overseas students and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. It is comprised of School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Automation, School of Finance and Economics, School of Management, School of Computer Science, School of Software Engineering, School of Electronics and Information, School of Telecommunication Engineering, School of Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, School of Humanities, School of Journalism and Publication, School of Adult Education, State-level Model Software Vocational College and Information Engineering College, which is an independent college. At present, there are 48 specialties for undergraduate studies, falling into seven disciplines: engineering, management, economics, science, literature, law and education. Among them, electronic information engineering, information safety, accounting, computer science and technology, software engineering, and electronic science and technology are state-level featured specialties under construction and six state-level specialties including Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation. Two specialties including Automation are listed as featured key specialties of national defense, six specialties including software engineering are provincial key specialties, and five specialties including Business Management are provincial key specialties under construction. The university is entitled to confer master’s degree in 6 first-class discipline programs and 31 second-class discipline programs, to on-the-job graduates with equal scholastic aptitude pursuing the degree, to Masters of Engineering in 9 fields, and to MBAs. In 2003, upon approval from the Ministry of Education, it became qualified for running joint Ph.D. programs. Now it has one post-doctoral research station, one joint Ph.D. program, one featured discipline of national defense, four provincial premier disciplines, one provincial key collegiate research base of humanities and social sciences, seven provincial key disciplines, and seven ministerial-level key disciplines.

Since founding, the university has come to form a multi-tier and multi-form talent fostering system, incorporating undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, adult education programs and higher vocational education programs. The university is also entitled to enroll overseas students and students from HK , Macao and Taiwan.

The university attaches great importance to its academic work and research. It has an outstanding research faculty comprising leading experts with outstanding achievements and profound knowledge, and young and middle-aged professors and doctorate holders. The university has completed a host of high-tech research projects and Province or Ministry sponsored research projectsmany of which were awarded the national first and second prize for scientific and technology progress, the National Invention Prize, and the National Pedagogical Achievement Prize. Furthermore, the university has maintained a long-term research relationship with hundreds of enterprises and companies, with overall performance in research undertaking rated among the top of its domestic peers and all provincial institutions. The university serves as an important base in Zhejiang for producing professionals, for carrying out scientific research and for industrializing research results. It has contributed to the social and economic development, which has in turn benefited and promoted its educational and academic development.

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