Reputation of Edinburgh Medical School and University of Edinburgh
Founded in 1583, The University of Edinburgh has been providing students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. It is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 21st in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. The University of Edinburgh is also ranked 4th in the UK for research power, based on the breadth and quality of its research.
The University of Edinburgh is valued and respected in the world job market. It is an excellent training ground for high-flyers and enables students to develop the abilities and attributes that employers want. The University of Edinburgh is ranked 23rd in the world for the employability of its graduates, and in 2014/15, six months after graduating, 94 per cent of University of Edinburgh students were in employment or postgraduate study.
The University of Edinburgh is also one of the oldest centres for medical research in the UK, and the Edinburgh Medical School is an internationally renowned centre of excellence. Academic staff are involved in cutting-edge, world class, biomedical research, and bring a breadth and depth of research-based knowledge and expertise to their teaching.
Reputation of School of Basic Medical Sciences and Zhejiang University
Zhejiang University (浙江大學), is a national university in China. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. It is a member of the C9 League, the Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. It is currently ranked third in China after Peking University and Tsinghua University.
The Zhejiang University School of Basic Medical Sciences has a large number of talented faculty members including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, outstanding teachers of Zhejiang province as well as 82 professors and associated professors.
Researchers in the School of Basic Medical Sciences are leaders in basic and translational biomedical research, especially in oncology, metabolic syndrome, neuroscience and mental illness, medical molecular biology, stem cell and regenerative medicine and genetic areas such as genomics.