Zhejiang biomedical alliance wins major award

Edinburgh’s alliance with Zhejiang University has received a leading international business award.

The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute was named Education Institutional Partnership of the Year at the British Business Awards, sponsored by the British Council and organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China.

Medical excellence

The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute is a collaboration in the fields of biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.

The initiative brings together researchers and teaching staff from both universities to translate biomedical research into technologies that improve healthcare.

Joint degrees

In addition to research, four-year dual award degree programmes have been launched to train up to 150 undergraduate students and 50 PhD students each year in biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.

The partnership is China’s first joint undergraduate degree programme in biomedical sciences and is open to international and Chinese students.

Winning Education Institutional Partnership of the Year is a resounding endorsement for the Zhejiang - Edinburgh Institute and the ambitions and enthusiasm of all our staff and students. This has been a tremendous team effort and I am confident that the partnership will go from strength to strength.

Professor Susan WelburnExecutive Dean, Zhejiang – Edinburgh Institute

Forging links

The Universities have established an international research institute at the International Campus of Zhejiang University in Haining, Zhejiang, that builds on the existing strengths of both, and aims to foster collaborations in teaching and research.

The newly built International campus has excellent learning and teaching facilities as well as student-centred support structures. It also provides extensive sports and leisure opportunities, exceptional accommodation and a high-class catering service.

Business Awards

Awards recognise and promote excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour in the British and Chinese business communities.

The awards are now in their 10th year. Winners were announced at an event in Beijing.

This major strategic partnership brings together the very best of Western and Chinese education and research practice to train the next generation of global biomedical educators, researchers and entrepreneurs.

Professor Mike ShipstonDean of Biomedical Science, University of Edinburgh

Related links

Biomedical sciences at Edinburgh

Edinburgh-Zhejiang Institute