The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJU-UoE Institute) is a collaboration in the field of Biomedical Sciences between Zhejiang University of China and The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The two universities are establishing an international research institute at the International Campus of Zhejiang University in Haining, Zhejiang, that builds on the existing strengths of both, and aims to foster collaborations in teaching and research. The Institute will provide undergraduate education programmes that produce students with academic excellence, leadership skills, innovative capacity and global vision.
The first programme offered by the Institute is a BSc in Integrative Biomedical Sciences. This programme will bring students into a scientific field of huge importance in the 21st century, with global advances in healthcare and rapidly developing knowledge of the human body being shaped by research in biomedical science.
The programme brings together the knowledge and expertise of staff of the Zhejiang University School of Basic Medical Sciences and The University of Edinburgh Medical School. This is a new and exciting collaboration, and the first of its kind for both universities, making this a unique opportunity for students of biomedical sciences.
An intake of 60 undergraduates is planned in September 2017. Eventually the ZJU-UoE Institute will reach a scale of 600 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates.