· 16:00 – 18:00 pm Welcome Reception at the Conference Hotel（圆正启真宾馆）.
· Tour of Zhejiang University and Zhejiang University of Technology campuses.
· One-day sightseeing of Hangzhou.
“The most splendid and luxurious city in the world“ —– Marco Polo (1254 – 1324)
“Heaven above, Suzhou and Hangzhou below.“ —– Chinese saying
Hangzhou, formerly transliterated as Hangchow, is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. It was the capital of the South Song Dynasty in ancient China. Governed as a subprovincial city, and as of 2010, its entire administrative division had a registered population of 8.7 million people. A core city of the Yangtze River Delta, its position on the Hangzhou Bay 180 kilometres (110 mi) southwest of Shanghai gives it economic power, and moreover, it has also been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery; the city’s West Lake is its most well-known attraction. The West Lake is assessed by the United Nations as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, In recent years, Hangzhou has received more than 40 national and international honor titles, such as the UN Habitat Award, the International Garden City, National Environmental Protection Model City, National Sanitary City, National Model Green City, the State Forest City, China Habitat Environment Prize, China Environment Prize “urban environment” Award, the best commercial city in mainland China, the happiest city in China.
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Brief Descriptions of Zhejiang University
Zhejiang University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in China, reputed as “Cambridge of the East” by Joseph Needham. It is Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou. Qiushi Academy, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in China. Now research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and etc. In its 116-year history, Zhejiang University has always been committed to cultivating talent with excellence, advancing science and technology, serving for social development, and promoting culture, with the spirit best manifested in the university motto “Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails”.
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Brief Descriptions Zhejiang University of Technology
The Zhejiang University of Technology (ZUT) is a comprehensive key university owned by the Zhejiang Provincial Government, and it was established in the Year 1953. The history of the University can be traced back to 1910, when the Zhejiang Intermediate School of Technology was first founded. The ZUT is situated in Hangzhou, a picturesque historical and cultural city in China. As a century-old university, ZUT has gone through various historical periods, namely Hangzhou Chemical Engineering School, Zhejiang Secondary Chemical School, Zhejiang Chemical College, and Zhejiang Engineering College. The University now consists of 3 campuses, covering a total area of over 213 hectares, with a floor space of 840,000 square metres. It has 22 colleges and 2 departments, namely College of Chemical and Material Engineering, College of Mechanical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, College of Information Engineering, College of Computing Science/Software, College of Business and Administration, College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, College of Humanities, College of Art, International College, College of Science, College of Foreign Studies, College of Law, College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhijiang College, Jianxing College, College of Politics and Public Administration, College of Educational Science and Technology, College of Adult Education, Department of Morality and Politics and Department of Physical Education and Military Training.
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