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Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest. Located in Hangzhou, one of China’s most picturesque cities, the University is organized across 7 faculties and 37 schools. The University prides itself on a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. ZJU is also renowned for the number of business start-ups it spins off. Over 100 of its alumni sit at the helm of domestic or overseas listed companies, making the University synonymous with excellence and leadership.

ZJU is a research powerhouse with 10 state key laboratories and 11 state engineering laboratories / centers. The University has set up over 40 international joint labs / centers with private and public sectors. Capitalizing on its broad research portfolio, ZJU has launched the Innovation 2030, a university-wide strategic framework to catalyze collaboration among discipline clusters and find innovative solutions to global challenges of tomorrow.

The University has partnerships in place with around 200 institutions all over the globe. With a cohort of over 7,000 international students and over 10,000 students who participate annually in various overseas mobility programs, ZJU fully harnesses its extensive network to nurture talent with a global outlook.

Website: https://www.zju.edu.cn/english/

VSE Season 1, 2022-23: Courses offered by Zhejiang University


Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Jun 20, 2022 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentCollege of Education
Course TeacherAssoc Prof. Liya Tu
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassJan 2023 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture/Tutorial/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1500-1600
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis specialized course is offered to the senior education majors who have already laid a solid basis in the field of education and who want to further broaden their global horizons on the major educational decisions made by the world community.This course has four academic purposes: 1) enable students to have a general understanding of the important educational policies and initiatives developed by the international organizations like UNESCO, OECD, World Bank and UNICEF, etc.; 2) improve students’ ability to use English as a tool in their academic studies, as the course is delivered in English, students are expected to complete all the course tasks in English, reading, analysis, deliberation, discussion, literature review, critique, group cooperation, presentation, etc; 3) practice the general methods and strategies of policy analysis, and develop thoughtful, creative and critical ideas in education policy study; 4) broaden the vision of students in the academic development, develop systematic and holistic notions toward education policy and education initiatives worldwide, and relate the international policy issues to China’s educational development.
Course Outline03121351
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsEducation related majors.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings and digital learning resources are available for VSE students.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Philosophy
Course TeacherProf. Davide Fassio, Prof. Jie Gao
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course is a general overview of some major recent and contemporary debates in epistemology. We will focus in particular on the following main topics: the analysis of knowledge, the nature of epistemic justification and the problem of skepticism. The course doesn’t presuppose any prior study in epistemology. The language of the course is English.
Course Outline04129880
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentCollege of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Course TeacherProf. Huang Mingfeng
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassJan 2023 (TBA)
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue, Fri 0950-1125Fri 1115-1125
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course is a degree program for civil engineering undergraduate students. The course provides basic theories and analytical methods to solve mechanical problems of complex engineering structures. It includes several parts: 1) The history and the key concept of elasticity, the relations to other courses, e.g., material mechanics, structural mechanics. 2) Basic theory of plan problems, solutions of plan problems under rectangular coordinates or polar coordinates. 3) Basic theory of three-dimensional problems and their solutions. 4) Bending of thin plate. The course is conducted by lectures and class discussions.
Course Outline12121620
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsFor Engineering Majors only.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings and course material are available for VSE students.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Course TeacherProf. Yifan Fan
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis is a professional optional course targeting undergraduate students majoring in civil engineering and architecture. It covers three main parts as follows: first, urban climate and built environment; second, green building technology including building energy saving technology, building indoor environment control technology, land-use saving and outdoor environment technology, water resource utilization and water saving technology, green building material, operation and management technology, green building technology integrated application, etc; third, the comparison of green building evaluation standards home and abroad; forth, green building case studies at home and abroad and on site visiting. Combinations of lectures, discussions, experiment, and on-site visiting will be adopted in this course.
Course Outline12195660
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentCollege of Animal Science
Course TeacherTeresa G. Valencak
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassJan 2023 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course aims at introducing students into a side aspect of general physiology, comparative animal physiology. Underlying this discipline is the basic evolutionary toolkit which animals of all kinds of taxonomic groups use to flexibly and reliably regulate body all body functions in a given habitat. It comprises understanding of functional processes in tissues, organs and up to entire organ systems.
Course Outline17120930
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsFor students in the animal and the medical sciences and those interested.
Points to Note for StudentsSlides and all the teaching materials are made available for VSE students.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Management
Course TeacherDr Graham Mitchelmore
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture/Group Project
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 0950-1125; Thu 0800-0935
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis core course on Strategic Management introduces established concepts and practices applied by executives and their management teams to manage organizational performance. The fundamental questions of this course relate to the strategic fit of an organization with its operating environment, the organizational purpose and the alignment of strategic decisions towards that purpose. Strategic management has developed rapidly in recent years,hence the course will consider contemporary developments.
Course Outline20124440
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Management
Course TeacherDr Graham Mitchelmore
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture/Group Project
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 0800-0935; Thu 0950-1125
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis core course on Leadership Development aims to inspire students towards the successful practice of leadership throughout their careers. The course content explores leadership theories, self-awareness, leadership practices, challenges, and in-depth case studies to establish a broad understanding of the complex nature of leadership.
In participating in the course, students will learn how to apply the course material in different contexts. The course acts as a leadership development course in preparation for future roles as a valuable team member, as an emergent leader, and as an appointed leader.
Course Outline20125050
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentDepartment of Land Management, School of Public Affairs
Course TeacherProf. Peter Ho
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassNov 2022 (TBA)
Last Day of ClassJan 2023 (TBA)
Course ComponentLecture/Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWed, Thu 1555-1730
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionLand as one of the means of production, plays a critical role in state governance and development processes all over the world, and China is no exception. It provides space for agriculture, mining, industries, housing, infrastructure and all other human activities in urban and rural society. In this context, the course aims to provide students with a good and solid understanding of the reasons what role land plays in processes of urbanization, industrialization and globalization. The course provides a thorough overview of the various theories and concepts on land policies, property rights and institutions, while illustrating these with typical and remarkable case-studies. The course is structured in three parts: 1) urban land policy; 2) rural land policy; and 3) peri-urban land policy.
Course Outline24122920
Course Prerequisites/Restrictions3rd year and higher undergraduate students.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.


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