October 26, 2013 - Under the agreement signed in 2012, up to 100 students will begin their first two years of study at ZUFE. They will then enroll in the LU English for Academic Preparation course (EAP) in the summer of 2014 in Hangzhou before coming to Sudbury from January to December 2015 in order to complete 42 academic credits. They will form their own cohort while at Laurentian. After successful completion of the 42 credits in Sudbury, these students will return to Hangzhou to complete the remainder of their degree requirements. With this dual degree program, they will receive two bachelor degrees, one from each institution.
Laurentian Voyageurs basketball team’s Goodwill Game at ZUFE in October 2013: the two Presidents and team captains (above).
Located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province in China, ZUFE has a focus on Economics and Management. It has also successfully branched into programs such as Literature, Art, Law, Science, and Engineering. It is an outstanding university with a growing reputation in China and abroad.
ZUFE have three campuses totaling 153 hectares, all of which have excellent teaching and research facilities. The campuses all have tree-lined roadways, gardens and parklands. At present, ZUFE has a physical educational department, an independent college, a continuing educational college, and 14 different Schools. It has 45 bachelor and 38 master programs in total. ZUFE has over 1,300 staff members, including 818 full-time professors and instructors, to serve a total of 20,000 full time students. ZUFE’s School of Accounting serves 3,000 students and is actually the top school of its kind in Zhejiang (a province with a population of 54 million).