Development Base in the Eastern Region (Hangzhou Centre)
Zhejiang University – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Joint Center (Hangzhou Centre), the PolyU’s first development base in mainland, was established in Hangzhou with an aim to provide a wide range of PolyU award-bearing programmes from Bachelor's to Doctoral degree levels.
All programmes of the Centre are characterized by the international elements built in PolyU curriculum designs and an integral part of the teaching from both universities and abroad. To achieve its service excellence, the Centre offers professional administrative and logistic support to ensure a high-standard service and satisfaction amongst students and servicing academics. The Centre is located in the campus of Zhejiang University to provide students a comfortable learning environment.
In 2015, the two universities decided to rename the Center as the Zhejiang University – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Joint Center, which marked a breakthrough from the original mode and framework of the cooperative education.
In pursuing new academic heights to offer world-leading programs, the Center is taking on new historic missions in the areas of :
1. joint development of disciplines
2. research cooperation
3. joint training
4. student development
5. alumni interaction
This new strategic positioning is to pave the way for the Joint Center to realize its own innovation and transformation to get in line with the development prospects of both universities for the next 10 years.
PolyU’s International Hub for Education and Research in the Eastern Region
Through the collaboration with Zhejiang University, PolyU will keep developing advanced professional programmes with a global focus and facilitating high-impact research activities at the Centre for the advancement of the nation and also PolyU’s global presence.
All programmes offered by the Centre are approved by the Ministry of Education and will lead to PolyU awards upon successful completion :
PolyU will actively engage faculty members in the transformation of the Centre into a global hub in the Eastern Region for academic exchange among PolyU and its partners around the globe.
Student’s Advancement in Leadership Potential, Entrepreneurial Spirit and All-round Abilities
To leverage the alumni and industrial networks in the mainland, Hangzhou Centre will provide learning and career opportunities in Eastern China Region to enhance PolyU students’understanding of the nation and to equip them with adequate knowledge and skills for their future developments. Mainland study tours on leadership training and entrepreneurship education will also be organized for PolyU’s undergraduate students to advance their leadership potential and all-round abilities.
The Centre will synergize different resources to also provide learning experience for students from around the globe.