October 30, 2009

China’s ‘Ivy League’

In a recent issue of the ZG Briefs, I learned something cool about another school in Harbin that make me proud to be from this city.

Nine universities set up China's 'Ivy League'1 (October 13, 2009, Shanghai Daily)
Students from China's nine top universities will have a chance to take courses on other campuses after the schools set up their own "Ivy League" group. The Chinese league, named C9, includes Peking University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Haerbin Institute of Techonology (HIT), Nanjing University, Xi'an Jiaotong University and China Science & Technology University. Students of the schools can transfer between the nine institutes and their grades and credits will be recognized by league members.

While we don’t teach at the school, we know teachers who do and some of their students. There were rumors that HIT was trying to purchase the flagship college of our university, ship building engineering. I don’t think this would ever happen because Harbin Engineering University is most well known as a former naval school. It is cool to be in the same city as a Chinese Ivy league school but with the honors aside, HEU has the better looking campus!
1 From ZG Briefs for October 15, 2009

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