General Information

Headquartered in
Wenzhou
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Contact Information

  • Division for International Student Affairs (including Exchange Programs): Chief David Xiong 86596061 davidxiongyong@163.com Ethan Liu 86596063 wethan@outlook.com
  • Division for Foreign Experts & International Student Affairs: Celia Su 86680798 celia_1111@163.com

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Summary

WZU is located in the beautiful and prosperous city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province. Its main campus (Chashan Campus) lies in the Wenzhou Higher Education Park with the Luoshan Mountains to its south and Sanyang wetlands to its north, the picturesque location provides an ideal place for both personal enrichment and academic learning.

The WZU system includes 19 colleges, two of which are independent (Oujiang College and City College), and various research centers. The university enrolls 12956 students (not including 7336 students in Oujiang College and 7974 students in City College). The faculty is of the highest-caliber, including many award-winning individuals.

WZU currently offers courses and programs from a variety of disciplines, including undergraduate bachelor degree programs and Masters programs in Literature, Science, Engineering, Law, Education, Economics, History, Management and Art. The university also offers high level programs in Organic Chemistry, Leather Chemicals Engineering, Material Science, Solid State Physics, Disaster Prevention, Protection Engineering and Ecology. There are also several Arts courses in Literature, Arts Studies, Folk Art and Chinese Language and Characters.

The university’s philosophy of education is to graduate students with “rich experience in practice, robust innovation, great entrepreneurship, knowledgeable in management and strong responsibility.” While the University’s goal is to provide a quality general education, equal importance is placed on the presentation of specialty subject matter which more fully satisfies student needs and expands their potential. In 2008, WZU scored a grade of Excellent in the “Undergraduate Course Teaching Level Evaluation” by the Ministry of Education. It is designated as the national university charged with developing a model for career-creation education and has now been approved to create the national educational model cultivating entrepreneurial talent.

WZU continues to play a positive role in regional socioeconomic improvement. It adheres to the guiding principle of balanced and systematic development by promoting simultaneous research in basic and applied sciences. It also attaches equal importance to the sustained advancement of research in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and the Natural Sciences.

WZU is actively expanding global engagement and continuously seeking internationalization of its educational endeavors. It has established cooperative relations with colleges, universities and research institutes from many countries and regions including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Italy, Australia, German, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.Wenzhou University has set up a Confucius Institute with the Burapha University of Thailand. It is among the first group of universities, approved by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, to recruit and provide instruction to foreign students in both Chinese Culture and Language. Currently it graduates about 200 international students every year.

WZU carries forward its long-standing tradition of “Nurturing Virtues and Exploring Truth” and now forges ahead with its motto of “Keep learning and seeking truth with robust pioneering spirits" for the future. The principle of “serving local society by placing people first” gives priority to quality in the development of competitive advantage, based on distinctive features and the pursuit of excellence. The university’s goal is to become a well-known teaching and research institution. It strives to serve as a base for the training of application-oriented students in innovation and entrepreneurship, serve as a local center for teacher training in both primary and secondary education, function as a center promoting the development of local high-caliber talent, and become a center of research and development for further advancement of the local culture.