Zhuhai City Polytechnic
Zhuhai City Polytechnic
Introduction to Zhuhai City Polytechnic
Zhuhai City Polytechnic (珠海城市职业技术学院, website) is a full-time general institution of higher learning hosted by the People’s Government of Zhuhai City. It was established in April 2004 with the approval of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province. The Industrial Technical School and the former Zhuhai Finance and Trade School were merged and formed. The predecessor of Zhuhai Education College was the Zhuhai Normal School, which was founded in March 1970, and was upgraded to a college at the college level in July 1983. The school has hosted higher education for more than 30 years and has accumulated rich experience in running vocational education.
Zhuhai City Polytechnic was identified by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Education and the Provincial Department of Finance as the third batch of Guangdong Provincial Model Higher Vocational Colleges in November 2013. The school is also the executive director unit of the Chinese Vocational and Technical Education Society, the executive vice chairman unit of the Guangdong “Belt and Road” Vocational Education Alliance, and the vice chairman unit of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Vocational Education Industry Education Alliance. The current party secretary is Zhong Yijun, and the principal is Liu Huaqiang.
The school now covers an area of about 332,170 square meters, with complete infrastructure. It has various experimental training rooms and function rooms with good conditions and advanced facilities. The total value of teaching and research instruments and equipment is more than 81.749 million; books and materials are about 427,000 volumes. There are 6 colleges and 35 majors that are closely related to the social and economic development of Zhuhai. At present, there are nearly 10,000 students of various types, including more than 6,200 full-time vocational students, and about 8,000 students of various types of part-time adult education.
Zhuhai City Polytechnic is committed to building a teaching team of “dual teacher quality” and “dual teacher structure”. The college currently has 349 full-time teachers, with a master’s degree and above accounting for 78.8%, of which 87 are doctors (including current students). Senior titles accounted for 28.37 percent. Three teachers were elected to the Higher Vocational Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, and 15 were elected to the Guangdong Higher Vocational Teaching Steering Committee. Has 4 provincial teaching teams, 1 provincial teaching teacher, 1 provincial professional talent training target, 1 provincial outstanding young teacher training target, 6 provincial higher vocational colleges, high-level skilled part-time teachers, 1 Zhuhai Distinguished Scholar, 5 Zhuhai High-level Talents. The “Double Leader” plan, the “Two-way Part-time” plan, the “Double Teacher Quality” improvement plan, and the “Double Teacher Structure” optimization plan were implemented to create a “Four Doubles” teacher team. The key majors in the school have implemented the “double leader” system, with 217 part-time teachers and 280 dual-quality teachers, accounting for 81.63%.
Zhuhai City Polytechnic proactively adapted to Zhuhai’s economic and social development, and clearly put forward the school-running concept of “loving and advocating education, combining moral skills with industry, integrating production with education, and serving Zhuhai”, accurately connecting Zhuhai industries, and building professionalism on the industrial chain and On the demand chain. The school has cooperated with 193 companies including Gree Electric Appliances, Microsoft, Sany Heavy Industry, Zhuhai Port Holdings Group, Huafa Group, and Changlong in various forms, co-established “Gree Pearl Industrial College” with Gree Electric Appliances, and cooperated with Zhuhai Port Holding Group. Co-construction of “Zhuhai Port Enterprise University”, integrating high-quality school resources, accurately serving the needs of Zhuhai’s industrial development talents, the proportion of professional direct connection to Zhuhai’s high-end industries reached 90%. The school’s cooperation in industry-university-research cooperation innovation has been recognized, and in 2016 won the “China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Award”.
Zhuhai City Polytechnic docks with the industrial layout of Zhuhai, and has established six major professional groups including electronic information, electromechanical engineering, tourism management, logistics management, social work and art design. Mechatronics technology and hotel management were selected as the second batch of modern apprenticeship pilot units of the Ministry of Education. The automobile marketing and service major was selected by the Ministry of Education as the second batch of “China-Germany Nuohao High-skilled Automobile Talent Training and Promotion Program”. At present, there are two major majors supported by Central Finance, one major provincial major, four major majors, and two provincial (second-level) brand majors. Hosted and participated in the construction of two national higher vocational education specialty teaching resource database projects. The logistics management major was selected in the 2017 Top 50 Logistics Professional Competitiveness Rankings of Chinese Vocational Colleges. As the first batch of pilot units of higher vocational colleges in Guangdong Province, the major of Electronic Information Engineering Technology has taken the lead in passing the IEET International Engineering Education Professional Certification. The Smart Tourism Training Base was selected as the National Tourism Administration’s Tourism Vocational Education School-Enterprise Cooperation Demonstration Base.
Zhuhai City Polytechnic further strengthened exchanges and cooperation with advanced vocational education countries and regions such as the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan to deepen advanced vocational education concepts and methods. The Guangdong-German vocational education cooperation Zhuhai base was determined as a provincial base, and it became the first batch of German AHK cooperation “China-German Cooperation School” in Guangdong Province. The university and the University of Portsmouth in the UK promoted the (3 + 1) promotion project, established an international education cooperation and research center in cooperation with the University of Malaysia, Laman University, and jointly established the Zhuhai-Macao International Education Innovation Park with the City University of Macau.
Zhuhai City Polytechnic attaches great importance to the cultivation and improvement of students’ professional competitiveness, knowledge application ability and sustainable development ability. From 2013 to 2018, the college won a total of 13 national competition awards, including two first prizes, and 140 provincial awards, including 17 first prizes. The college won the special contribution award of the 2016-2017 Guangdong Vocational College Skills Competition. In the 2012-2016 National General College Competition Evaluation Results (Higher Vocational Education) TOP300 released by the China Higher Education Society College Competition Evaluation and Management System Research Expert Working Group, the college ranked 14th in Guangdong and 281th in the country. In the 2017-2018 Guangdong Vocational College Skills Contest, the college was tied for sixth place among the 95 participating universities in the province. In 2016-2018, it won 42 prizes in the Provincial Challenge Cup and Internet + Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, including one special prize and three first prizes. The college was selected by the China Youth Daily as one of the top 50 national innovation and entrepreneurship demonstration schools in vocational colleges in 2016.
Leaders at all levels attach great importance to the development and construction of the school. Several leaders from the province and the city came to our school to inspect and guide their work, fully affirming our school’s contribution to Guangdong, especially to Zhuhai’s economic and social development. Our school will continue to focus on deepening the integration of production and education, promoting school-enterprise cooperation, and focusing on strengthening the construction of connotation and improving the level of school running, and strive to build Guangdong’s first-class nationally renowned vocational college.