Hangxhou Wanxiang Polytechnic (HZWP) was founded under the auspices of the Zhejiang Provincial Government as a collaborative effort of the Hangzhou Municipal Government and the renowned Wanxiang Group. It has furthermore received dedicated support of expert groups abroad as a full-time vocational and technical higher education college.
The school is situated in the Xixi valley near the Xixi National Wetlands Park, a key location in Hangzhou which is celebrated in China as an earthly paradise and which enjoys convenient transportation and a pleasant environment. The school has built three campuses, the newer of which was opened in September 2012 and blends the style of the Yangtze River Delta with contemporary architecture. The campuses cover a total area of over 44.15 acres and contain 190,000 square meters of floor space.
The polytechnic is determined to develop into an outstanding institution of global standard. For 8 consecutive years since 2007, faculty and top leadership from Hong Kong Polytechnic University have assisted Wanxiang Polytechnic to enhance not only our academic and administrative level but also the holistic development of our students. From the year of 2015, in order to fit into diversified program development reform and preparatory undergraduate courses, Wanxiang Polytechnic invited experts and scholars from international well-known universities and previous panel of Hongkong Polytechnic to be Wanxiang Polytechnic’s international consultants, to further advance the construction of Wanxiang Polytechnic, academic management and administrative services and to strengthen students' all-round development.
From 2012 on, Wanxiang Polytechnic established “Wanxiang Education Fund” (100 Million RMB) and the annual benefits from this investment will be used to support the master’s, doctoral study and short-term professional development of faculties and staff members, to reward faculties and staff members, academic departments and administrative departments who make outstanding contributions. 3 to 4 million RMB will be used to support the student development: to offer each student who go abroad for top-up program highest scholarship amounting to 30,000 RMB; to subsidize each excellent graduate 24000 RMB who has been admitted to a higher level institution in China; fully supported by the fund, 60-100 well-performed students will be selected to participate in overseas summer study in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and other places. The fund also invests 200,000 RMB annually to fund students entrepreneurship projects.
In order to adapt to the development of Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province and the needs of economic and social transformation and upgrading in the Yangtze river delta, Wanxinag Polytechnic sets up Department of Manufacturing and Transportation, Department of Management, Department of Health and Agriculture, and Department of General Education with 15 higher vocational majors in total. At present, more than 6000 students are enrolled.
Wanxiang Polytechnic has 340 faculty and staff members totally with a large team of faculty members of 206. Among 206 faculty members, 63 are with senior titles, accounting for 30.6%; 140 are with master's degree or above, accounting for 67.9%; 140 are with dual qualifications, accounting for 68%. Wanxiang Polytechnic owns a provincially-recognized excellent teaching team, 3 provincially-recognized outstanding teacher, 12 provincially-recognized program trendsetters, 5 promising teachers at the provincial level, 1 municipal innovation team and 11 outstanding teachers at municipal level. From 2006 on, Wanxiang Polytechnic has been arranging full-time teachers to Hong Kong Polytechnic or inviting experts from Hong Kong Polytechnic, The Education University of Hong Kong and Macau University of Science and Technology to conduct academic quality enhancement training.
Wanxiang Polytechnic has more than 522,000 printed collections. The total value of the academic instruments and equipments is about 64,291,000 RMB. Wanxiang Polytechnic has 25 on-campus training bases, 104 training rooms, 163 training bases jointly built by polytechnic and enterprises. Wanxiang Polytechnic also has national vocational skills appraisal institute, creating favorable conditions to carry out vocational skills training and appraisal for professional graduates with "double certificates".
From 2011 on, Wanxiang Polytechnic has undertaken the Sino-Us “100K Strong Initiative”. Up until 2018, Wanxiang has arranged 53 groups, 1272chaperones and students of “100K Strong Initiative” to study in China. Our students have one-to-one communication with students from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, etc. In order to improve academic quality and quality of faculty members, Wanxinag Polytechnic sends a large number of teachers and core management administrators to Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States to conduct benchmark visit. Every year, dozens of students will be sent to UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries for exchange programs. In the past two years, Wanxiang Polytechnic has received visits of delegations from more than 10 overseas universities, including Purdue University, California State University, Lincoln University in New Zealand, etc..
Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic is adopting an in-depth reform of its educational model, strengthening its modernized teaching application, promoting a 5+1 Holistic Development Plan (including Youth Leadership Development Program, Peer Counselling Program, Community Service Program, Vocational Training Program, Selected Graduates Program, English Enhancement Program;) forging “Dream” series student quality enhancement projects (“Chasing the Dream Worldwide”, “Living the Dream of Graduating Up”, “Building the Dream of Entrepreneurship”, “Seeking the Dream in China”;) fully initiating student all-around development to upgrade our students’ global perspective and communication skills and to nurture team spirit. Our institution’s goal is to cultivate optimistic, magnanimous students who can closely follow the current international trend. After adhering to the 2014 Zhejiang provincial Department of Education’s Graduates’ Follow-up Survey Initiative, our institution has continuously ranked first in Zhejiang province private vocational institution in employment rate, quality of employment, job competency, entrepreneurship prospects, Alma Mater satisfaction rating, rate of satisfaction by employers. The 2015 Survey on the State of Vocational Advancement and Quality of Talent Cultivation amongst Higher Education Graduates in Zhejiang shows that among 47 similar institutions in the province, our graduates ranked 4th in job competency and entrepreneurship prospects, as well as ranked 9th in quality of employment
Our institution has built for our students an effective stage to showcase their talents. In recent years our students won numerous awards in technical innovation, literary and sports competitions and talent demonstration activities, fully illustrating the excellent quality of their prowess and spirit. In the recent three years, our students participated in various tech-skills contests and won an accumulated 185 awards. Among them are 9 national-level awards and 33 provincial-level awards.
Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic was formerly Hangzhou Agricultural School that was founded in 1950. Glowing in over 70 years of proud history, we firmly adhere to the school motto of “Virtue, Reflection, Truth, Innovation”. We have achieved excellence in our teaching, learning and overall academic atmosphere.
Standing on history’s new starting point, our institution’s new leadership team is leading with confidence every member of our staff, striving to the goals set forth ahead of us.