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 53 bachelor’s degree programmes and 40 junior college diploma programmes, including automobile service engineering, international economic and trade, computer science and technology and consists of 12 colleges and 21 research institutes.
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
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 62 bachelor’s degree programmes, including mechanical design manufacturing and automation, business administration, fashion design and engineering, and consists of 17 colleges and 15 research institutes.
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.
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.
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. Occupying a total campus area of more than 1,400 mu, the university enjoys one of the largest capacities and the most advanced facilities among private universities in China.
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. In “China’s Private University Rankings” published by the Chinese Academy of Management Science, the university ranks first in Hainan and fourth in China in terms of education quality, respectively.
Chengdu Jincheng College
Chengdu Jingcheng College (成都錦城學院) was founded in 2005. As an independent college co-sponsored with a ‘‘985 Project’’ university, Chengdu Jincheng College has an outstanding reputation. On the recent list of ‘‘Top 100 Guangzhou Daily Data & Digital Institute Applied University (Independent College)’’, the school ranks first among private independent colleges in China. The admission scores of the school for the undergraduate liberal arts, undergraduate science, junior liberal arts and junior science in the college entrance exam 2020 was the highest among independent colleges in Sichuan Province, and the school admitted students from the first batch of undergraduate enrollment with national key universities for some majors.
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. The school has 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 10 research institutes and offers 38 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 32 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 13 colleges and eight research institutes and offers 39 bachelor’s degree programmes. In February 2022, Guangzhou College of Applied Science and Technology has approximately 14,000 students and its new campus with a capacity of approximately 30,000 students in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province commenced operation in Fall 2021. In addition, 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.
Yantai Institute of Science and Technology
Yantai Institute of Science and Technology (烟台科技学院), is located in Penglai city, Shandong province (the second most populated province in China), and was 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). Yantai Institute of Science and Technology offers 33 bachelor’s degree programmes and 20 junior college diploma programmes in six disciplines, namely economics, management, literature, science, engineering and art.
Yantai Institute of Science and Technology’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 12 faculties/academic departments and offers 36 junior college diploma programmes.
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.
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 nine academic departments and offers 17 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 is one of the largest private technician colleges in China and is also one of the largest railway professional colleges in China, in terms of student enrollment. 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.
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.
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 21 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 Technician College of Business) (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 116 vocational education programmes, including interior design, civil engineering, accounting, e-commerce and culinary art. In February 2022, the college enrolled approximately 14,000 students. Baiyun Technician College is one of the largest private technician schools in China in terms of student enrollment.
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 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 4,000 in February 2022. 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 16 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 2022, King’s Own Institute has enrollment of approximately 2,000 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 800 students in February 2022. 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.