Jiangxi University of Technology
Jiangxi University of Technology (江西科技学院) locates in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. According to the Frost & Sullivan Report, the university is the largest private university in China in terms of student enrollment. It is also one of the first few private universities in Jiangxi province approved by the Ministry of Education of the PRC for establishment in 1999.
The university’s fundamental educational objectives are to “benefit the nation through education and revitalise China through” (“以科教兴国为己任，为振兴中华而办学”). The university offers 51 bachelor’s degree programmes and 33 junior college diploma programmes, including automobile service engineering, international economic and trade, computer science and technology and consists of 12 colleges and 18 research institutes. In February 2021, Jiangxi University of Technology enrolled approximately 51,700 students.
Jiangxi University of Technology was the only private higher education institution in Jiangxi that owns the Post-doctoral Innovation Practice Base approved by Jiangxi Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security, and was also the only private higher education institution in Jiangxi province that establishes the Provincial Science and Technology Park approved by Jiangxi Provincial Department of Science and Technology.
Jiangxi University of Technology has been ranked the first among private universities in China for nine consecutive years since 2009 by the Research Centre for China Science Evaluation (中国科学评价研究中心) and Evaluation Centre for China Education Quality of Wuhan University in association with Network of Science and Education Evaluation in China (www.nseac.com).
Guangdong Baiyun University
Guangdong Baiyun University (广东白云学院) locates in Guangzhou, Guangdong province (the most populated province in China) and is one of the first few private universities in Guangdong province approved by the Ministry of Education of PRC for establishment in 1999.
The university has positioned itself as a university of applied science and technology. By adopting the “student-centred” (“以学生为中心”) education approach and with the support of internationalisation and informatization strategy, Guangdong Baiyun University is committed to equip graduates with practical skills and capabilities desired by the development of emerging industries in Guangdong province and the strategic upgrade of Guangdong’s economy. The university offers 56 bachelor’s degree programmes, including mechanical design manufacturing and automation, business administration, fashion design and engineering, and consists of 16 colleges and 14 research institutes. In February 2021, the total number of students amounted to approximately 39,000.
As a university focusing on applied science and technology, Guangdong Baiyun University strives to provide students with a simulated work environment so that they can gain knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to workplaces after graduation and have a seamless transition from schools and workplaces. To realise such educational goal, Guangdong Baiyun University has established a workplace simulation training platform in its campus based on the principles of building an enterprise-like simulated training environment by cooperating with enterprises and offering training courses with designed workplace simulation.
Guangdong Baiyun University is ranked No. 1 in terms of overall competitive strengths among top 10 private universities and colleges in Guangdong province for 12 consecutive years from 2003 to 2014.
Haikou University of Economics
Haikou University of Economics (海口经济学院) is a higher education institution in the PRC and is the largest private university in Hainan province. As at February 2021, the University has a student enrollment of approximately 46,200, of which 24,000 are enrolled in higher education programs.
The University is approved to provide Bachelor’s degree programs by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 2008, and lately has developed into the most established private university in Hainan province. It has been highly successful in operating high-quality collaboration programs especially for arts and film-related programs. It is designated by Hainan government as a model private university of application-oriented education.
Chongqing Institute of Foreign Studies
Chongqing Institute of Foreign Studies (重庆外语外事学院), is located in Chongqing municipality, the PRC – the most populated municipality in China. The university was an independent college approved in 2003 and obtained approval for converting into a full private university in January 2021 by the Ministry of Education of the PRC. In February 2021, Chongqing Institute of Foreign Studies has approximately 15,600 students across two campuses in Yubei district and Qijiang district, Chongqing municipality, the PRC, with a total area of 1,570 mu.
Chongqing Institute of Foreign Studies has 11 colleges and 12 research institutes and offers 35 bachelor’s degree programmes in foreign languages (11 kinds of Eastern and Western foreign languages), management, literature, communication, music and arts, and has close partnership with 25 overseas universities. A highly academically reputable institution, Chongqing Institute of Foreign Studies is ranked 18th among 253 independent colleges that offer arts programmes in China in 2019, according to Wu Shu Lian Rankings of Arts Programmes in Independent College of China (武書連中國獨立學院社會科學排行榜).
Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology
Founded in 2000, Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology (广州应用科技学院), was one of the oldest independent colleges in Guangdong Province approved in April 2004 and obtained approval for converting into a full private university in January 2021 by the Ministry of Education of the PRC. Locates in Guangzhou, Guangdong province (the most populated province in China), the University conducts unified student recruitment on a national scale. Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology has eight academic departments and seven research institutes and offers 33 bachelor’s degree programmes. In February 2021, Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology has approximately 11,000 students and its new campus with a capacity of approximately 30,000 students in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, is expected to commence operation in Fall 2021.
The average initial employment rate of Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology in 2017-2019 was 95% while China’s overall initial employment rate for higher education graduates in the same period was approximately 78%, according to Frost & Sullivan Report. Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology earned the Award for Guangdong’s Most Competitive Independent College in the 30 Years of Reform and Opening-Up (改革开放30周年广东最具竞争力独立学院奖) by Guangzhou Daily.
Shandong Quancheng University
Shandong Quancheng University (University of Jinan Quancheng College (济南大学泉城学院)), is located in Penglai city, Shandong province (the second most populated province in China), and is an independent college approved by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 2005 and operated by Shandong Dazhong Cultural Industry Investment Limited（山东大众文化产业投资有限公司）in collaboration with Jinan University（济南大学）. Shandong Quancheng University offers 43 bachelor’s degree programmes and 17 junior college diploma programmes in six disciplines, namely economics, management, literature, science, engineering and art. In February 2021, the university enrolled approximately 10,900 students.
Shandong Quancheng University’s admission is highly competitive; its undergraduate admission mark has been the highest among independent colleges in Shandong province for two consecutive years from 2018 to 2019. The University also has been awarded as the “Most Influential University in Shandong Province in 2020 (2020年度山東最具行業影響力本科院校)” by Sina, Weibo and Sina Shandong (新浪、微博和新浪山東).
Songtian Polytechnic College
Founded in 2000, Songtian Polytechnic College (Guangzhou Songtian Polytechnic College (广州松田职业学院)) is registered as a full-time higher vocational college with the Ministry of Education of the PRC and is established with the approval from People’s Government of Guangdong province. The College locates in Guangzhou, Guangdong province (the most populated province in China). Songtian Polytechnic College has seven faculties/academic departments and offers 25 junior college diploma programmes. In February 2021, Songtian Polytechnic College has approximately 8,600 full-time students.
Songtian Polytechnic College provides various ways for its students to upgrade their qualifications to obtain undergraduate certificates at other higher education institutions. Through taking qualifying examinations, students at Songtian Polytechnic College can be admitted into Guangzhou Songtian University or other universities to continue their undergraduate education. In addition, Songtian Polytechnic College’s students can also complete self-taught examination courses and obtain self-taught bachelor’s degrees.
The initial employment rate of Songtian Polytechnic College’s graduates in 2018/2019 academic year was approximately 97.4% while Guangdong province’s overall initial employment rate for junior college graduates in 2018 was approximately 94.6% according to Education Department of Guangdong province. Songtian Polytechnic College also has one of the highest freshmen registration rates among higher vocational colleges in Guangdong province.
Xi'an Railway College
Xi'an Railway College (Xi’an Railway Technician College (西安铁道技师学院)) is located in Xi'an, Shaanxi province’s capital and the only National Center City in western China. The school motto is "virtue, strengthen ability, knowledge, practice" (“厚德、強能、尚學、篤行”) and the school focuses on cultivating applied talents of national high-speed railway. The school has seven academic departments and offers 11 vocational education programmes such as railway passenger service, urban rail transit operation and management, electrified rail power supply, railway engineering technology, and cruise service.
Xi'an Railway College believes that "double certificates" are essential for students to success in their future employment. The college consistently encourages and periodically organizes students to participate in the national adult college entrance examination to obtain diploma certificates. At the same time, the school instructs students to take relevant vocational qualification certificates in stages to increase students’ competitiveness in job market when they graduate.
In February 2021, the college has enrolled approximately 25,500 students. In terms of student enrollment, Xi'an railway college is the largest private technician college in China and is also one of the largest railway professional colleges in China.
Zhengzhou Transit School
Zhengzhou Transit School (Zhengzhou Urban Rail Transit Secondary Specialized School (郑州城轨交通中等专业学校)) is located in Zhengzhou, Henan province’s capital and the only National Center City in central China, with a site area of approximate 635 mu. The school is approved by the Zhengzhou Education Bureau and is committed to cultivating professional skilled talents in rail transit industry. In February 2021, the school has approximately 22,700 students and is one the largest private secondary vocational schools in China in terms of student enrollment.
The school’s education objective is to "operate a school which could satisfy the people's need and cultivate the skilled talents that the country needs. " (“办人民满意的职业院校，育国家需要的技能人才”) The school offers 18 junior college diploma programmes, such as a series of specialised programmes in urban rail transit and motor vehicle engineering, operation, maintenance and services, as well as programmes in information technology and automotive electronic technology.
Zhengzhou School is one of the very first secondary vocational schools in PRC to be ISO 29990 certified and GC-MARK certified (in December 2019), for recognising its quality professional practice and outstanding education quality management. As a school specialised in training talents of rail transit, Zhengzhou Transit School emphasizes students’ practical skill development and employment. The school has made substantial amount of investment on various on-campus simulated training facilities to meet the needs of professional on-the-job teaching. By incorporating the industry talent standards into daily teaching and making sure students acquire the necessary theory and skills that are closely related to their future work, the school is committed to ensure its students are readily employable after graduation, seamlessly connect and bridge the students with their future employers. The school has established cooperation with a number of large cities (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Tianjin) to increase the employment opportunities of its graduates.
Baiyun Technician College
Baiyun Technician College (Guangzhou Baiyun Senior Technical School of Business and Technology (Guangzhou Baiyun Technician College of Business and Technology) (广州白云工商高级技工学校(广州市白云工商技师学院)) is located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province (the most populated province in China). The school adopts a market-oriented educational approach and is committed to cultivating well-rounded technicians with skills and knowledge that are desired by employers in the Pearl River Delta Region. The college offers 122 vocational education programmes, including interior design, civil engineering, accounting, e-commerce and culinary art. In February 2021, the college enrolled approximately 13,000 students.
Students of Baiyun Technician College usually hold relevant professional qualification certificate when they graduate. In addition, Baiyun Technician College encourages students to take the National Higher Education Entrance Examination for Adults for obtaining a bachelor’s degree or a junior college diploma. The possession of professional certificates or higher degree/ diplomas, in addition to their graduation certificates, will facilitate students’ employment after their graduation and offer them competitive advantage in the beginning of their career.
Baiyun Technician College is the largest private technician school in Guangdong province and the second largest in China in terms of student enrollment.
Baiyun Technician College is ranked No. 1 in terms of educational competitive strengths among technician schools in Guangdong province for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014.
Affiliated Art School of Haikou University of Economics
Affiliated Art School of Haikou University of Economics is a vocational school in the Hainan province, the PRC. The school has a student enrollment of approximately 2,500 in February 2021. Students graduating from the school may choose to continue their Bachelor’s and Junior College programs in the Haikou University of Economics.
King's Own Institute
King’s Own Institute(1) is a tertiary level higher education institution located in central Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and is recognized by Ministry of Education of the PRC. King’s Own Institute offers 15 accredited postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes in Accounting, Business, IT and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) to both Australian domestic and international students and its programmes have been accredited by relevant industry bodies including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPA Australia), and The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA Australia). As in February 2021, King’s Own Institute has enrollment of approximately 2,500 students.
(1) Australian Institute of Business and Management Pty Ltd (trading as King’s Own Institute).
Richmond, The American International University in London
Established in 1972, Richmond, The American International University in London (‘‘Richmond’’) is a university accredited to award both UK and US degrees. Richmond offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in London. The programmes combine the essences of UK and US teaching, blending the American focus on the Liberal Arts and personal development, with the British emphasis on academic enquiry and professional development.
Richmond has approximately 700 students in February 2021. The unique academic environment and the diversity of the student body ensure Richmond’s graduates to develop the intercultural competencies that increase their employability and prepare them for global careers in the chosen field.
London has been named the best city in the world for students and the UK has always been one of the most popular destinations for Chinese students to study overseas. Richmond is also recognized by the Ministry of Education of the PRC.