On April 14, the ZJU-UoE Institute held a formal briefing regarding its enrollment scheme. At the briefing, three professors endeavored to pique students’ curiosity and passion about biomedicine by introducing the latest development in the domain of biomedicine, including regeneration technology, tumor immunotherapy and gene encoding and urged them to do great things for humanity.
Prof. Duan Shumin, a Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Science and Dean of ZJU’s School of Medicine, said that “there has been a burgeoning development in medicine in recent years, particularly in terms of medical instruments and technologies, thus tremendously facilitating the treatment of diseases.” He believed it vital for ZJU to collaborate with UoE. On one hand, it caters for the national demands for the globalization of first-class universities; on the other hand, it serves as a supplement to domestic medical education. The ZJU-UoE Institute aims to cultivate versatile talents who not only are well-acquainted with medical knowledge but also are equipped with interdisciplinary research capabilities. “The School of Medicine will deploy its optimal faculty and resources and strive to become one of the best medical schools in China and even in the whole world,” said Prof. Duan.
Prof. Michael Shipston, Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences at UoE,said that the ZJU-UoE Institute will integrate the assets of the two universities, provide a research-oriented teaching environment, ignite students’ passion for knowledge and lifelong learning, and put into effect the educational concept that “every researcher can be a teacher and every student can be a researcher”.
Prof. John Stewart, the British Executive Dean of the ZJU-UoE Institute, presented relevant information regarding the objective of the joint program and the curriculum of biomedicine. It is introduced that students are able to acquire systematic knowledge about human health and disease preventative mechanisms after 4-year studies at the ZJU-UoE Institute. Those who successfully complete their studies will obtain dual degrees from both UoE and ZJU.
The ZJU-UoE Institute plans to recruit approximately 60 students in 2016. All the courses will be jointly delivered by faculty members from ZJU and UoE in English.
Prof. Hongwei Ouyang, the Chinese Executive Dean of the ZJU-UoE Institute, said that UoE is the cradle of human medicine and biomedical sciences and the birthplace of modern education. He hoped that the ZJU-UoE Institute will turn out outstanding talents who are enthusiastic about science, thus promoting social progress.