The Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute) is a new cooperatively-run engineering college. By introducing top engineering curricula and resources from UIUC, complemented with contributions from counterpart colleges and departments from ZJU, ZJU-UIUC Institute will provide a world-class engineering education.
The ZJU-UIUC Institute breaks boundaries between traditional engineering disciplines and does not plan to establish discipline-based departments or institutes. Instead, it creates cross-disciplinary teams and activities and encourages multidisciplinary knowledge convergence and cross cooperation. The ZJU-UIUC Institute conducts teaching and research in broad program themes of engineering and system sciences, information and data sciences, energy, environment, and infrastructure sciences etc. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering. Classes and student activities at the ZJU-UIUC Institute are conducted in English. The ZJU-UIUC Institute provide world-class teaching and research facilities. There are all first-rate teaching and research settings.
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) is a public research-intensive university in the US. It’s a founding member of the Big Ten Conference and a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is also listed as a "Public Ivy". UIUC ranked number one in the Best Bachelors in Engineering Programs of the United States, published by the CollegeChoice.net. UIUC ranked 4th in 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.
Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. Reporting directly to the Ministry of Education, Zhejiang University is also a “211 Project” and “985 Project” university with full support from the central and local governments. It is a member of the C9 League and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
The engineering programs of Zhejiang University ranked 4th in the world Best Global Universities Rankings by 2016 US News & World Report.