Dean’s Message


Sue Welburn
Executive Dean of ZJU-UoE Institute

“A warm welcome to all potential students,

We are honoured that you are considering studying with us at The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE). The Universities have a long-standing international focus, and our joint Institute builds on those strong traditions and reputations to ensure that we are best positioned to contribute to your personal and career development in the years ahead. This unique partnership provides a strong focus for both Universities' considerable and broad-ranging strengths in biomedical research, learning and knowledge exchange.

The implications of the increasing pace of technological innovation in medicine are likely to be profound. Our programmes offer a myriad of opportunities for the next generation of graduates and academics seeking to prosper in and contribute to an increasingly interdependent world.

We hope students recruited onto this programme will become the international leaders of tomorrow. Globally there is a huge shift in demand for‘borderless’ education for which you, on this programme, are pathfinders. There is nothing that you cannot do and cannot achieve with our support and mentorship. All that is needed is a strong commitment, engagement and ingenuity from all of us to get you to where you want to be."



Hongwei Ouyang
Dean of ZJU-UoE Institute


“As birds of a feather flock together, we come together at ZJE in the study of biomedical sciences. Based on the deep understanding of the importance of biomedical fields in the world today and the belief in the power of the combination between orient wisdom and western intelligence, our biomedical sciences programme will make breakthroughs and create future leaders in the field. We look forward to welcoming you to the Institute soon.”