Chinese-German Institute

The Chinese-German Institute combines the Chinese and German educational systems and integrates the educational stages with basic theory, applied science, technology and practice of project development. It also has joint training of high-quality, versatile professionals with good international communication ability, specialized skills and adaptability. The present enrollment of students is 420 undergraduates divided into 21 classes. It has a faculty of 25, with 1professor, 5 associate professors, 12 lecturers and 7 teaching assistants. Among them, 16 are full-time teachers and 3 are foreign teachers.

The Chinese-German Institute focuses on the undergraduate cultivation in the “2+3” joint programme, with 900 periods of intensive German language course for new entrants. Those who fulfill programme requirements (mainly refer to the requirements of academic foundation courses and language proficiency) will be selected to German partner universities to complete their three-year academic study. After finishing their thesis for both the German and Chinese universities, the graduates will be granted both the graduate diploma of German university of applied science and technology(Diplom FH)and the Bachelor’s Degree of Zhejiang University of Science and Technology. The Chinese-German Institute also recommends excellent graduates to German Universities for postgraduate programmes.

From 2005, the Chinese-German Institute recruited students in 8 specialties including Mechanical Engineering, Information and Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Biological Engineering, Art and Design, Management, Applied Physics. In addition, the Chinese-German Institute takes charge of the teaching administration of the “2+3 joint programme”. The program focuses on German language proficiency, and merges the teaching plan of German universities into ZUST’s first two-year study plan and conducts teaching. The Chinese-German Institute is also in charge of Weilian Education and Technology Exchange Service Centre and the German Communication and Information Center.

Departments
College German Department (2+3 joint programme)
The annual intake of this programme is 150.
German department
German language
This department is devoted to the training of German personnel who has fluency in foreign language skills, abundant cultural knowledge, good capability and quality. The graduates of the department will be engaged in the work of translating, teaching, research and foreign affairs. The German undergraduate academic system is four yeas, including basic stage (first and second academic year) and advanced stage (third and fourth academic year).
Main course
Basic German, Intermediate German, Advanced German, Audio and oral German, German Writing, German Reading, Technical German, Translation Theories and Practice, Economy German, Tourism English, Cross-Culture Communication, English (second foreign language).

The German Communication and Information Center

The Center was set up in the School of Foreign Languages in March, 2005, and taken over by the Chinese-German Institute in November, 2006. It is a comprehensive academic research centre with multifunction of teaching, research, document retrieval and cultural exchange.

The Center is equipped with advanced network facilities and abundant data for academic research. It serves for staff, German language students, and the “2+3” joint programme students. In addition, its establishment is also an important step toward the development of education and research internationalization of our university.

Scientific research

Uniting with other related teaching and research branches by supporting initiated projects, the Chinese-German Institute has developed the studies of Germanic linguistics, German literature and culture as well as Special topic studies. The Institute has completed many research projects and invites experts and scholars from home and abroad to work together on joint scientific research projects.

Teachers work hard to achieve school key scientific research projects and write teaching material of Germanic linguistics, German literature and other fields. They also organize compiling books about the situation, culture and literature of Germany, and translate German literary work and a variety of German materials.