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ZJE graduation celebration

The first cohort of students to graduate with a Dual Award from The University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University celebrated their achievements at an event on 22 June.

The seventeen graduates are the first to complete the four-year Integrative Biomedical Sciences programme run at the Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Joint Institute (ZJE) in Haining, PR China. The majority of the graduates intend to go on to postgraduate study, with many joining postgraduate programmes in Edinburgh. 

The graduates were joined at the celebration by their families, friends and staff at the Institute, as well as receiving messages of congratulations from Prof Peter Mathieson, Prof Moira Whyte, the President of Zhejiang University Prof Wu Zhaohui, the Dean of Zhejiang University International Campus Prof He Lianzhen, the Vice Dean of International Campus and Dean of ZJE Prof Ouyang Hongwei, the ZJE Executive Dean Prof Sue Welburn, and the Dean of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh Prof Mike Shipston, as well as many staff who have been with them on this journey.

You [our graduates] have shown exceptional talent in developing your strengths to undertake biomedical research over these past four years, in what is the early state of your career. We hope you will continue to build these strengths going forwards, as your careers develop in the years ahead. The global impacts of the pandemic and the increasing pace of technological innovation on medicine are likely to be profound and you are our pathfinders to a brighter future.

Professor Sue  WelburnZJE Executive Dean