Founded in July, 2003, the College of International Cooperative Education (CICE) of Harbin Engineering University has been carrying out cooperative education with the University of New England in Australia, Sydney University in Australia, the University of Strathclyde in Britain, the University of St. Petersburg National Marine Technology in Russia, the University of California-Berkeley in the USA, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the USA, Purdue Calumet in the USA , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the USA , Technical University Munich in Germany and Maine University in France. Both sides complement each other by making full use of each other’s education resources and organize an overall professional management team in common to monitor the whole process of cooperation. CICE has now admitted 1349 undergraduates, including 669 students enrolled in foreign universities. Now in 2012, the abroad admission rate has reached 60%.
CICE adheres to the education philosophy “integrate quality education resource, introduce advanced education conceptions, create excellent teaching content, achieve standard and scientific management, cultivate students with high intellect and ethics”, and concentrates on teaching management, language training, textbook selection and teacher training. CICE has formed a proficient high level teaching team and a management team with rich experience in cooperative education, a rigorous and practical working attitude and pioneering and creative ideas.
CICE has carried out cultural exchange and undertaken teaching programs in Chinese as a foreign language to the degree level, as well as language training and short-term exchange with universities in Japan, Korea, Russia, Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand. In the past five years, CICE has cultivated 2379 international students from over 40 countries. CICE adheres to people oriented conceptions and focuses on improving teaching of Chinese as a foreign language by offering different levels and mini classes.
International student apartments have a rich variety of infrastructures such as kitchen, bathroom, TV, refrigerator, washing machine, telephone and internet. The apartments can receive Chinese and foreign TV programs.