Eastern Institute of Technology (Tentative)
Eastern Institute of Technology (Tentative) is an emerging innovative, high-level, international research university built against the backdrop of Chinese higher education reform, which is funded by the Yu Renrong Educational Foundations and highly supported by the governments of Zhejiang Province and Ningbo City.
EIT aims to foster top-notch STEM scholar with emphasis on innovative research of core “stranglehold” technologies and teaching in science, engineering, information technology and business management, supplemented by fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. EIT is committed to channeling industrial and application resources to the foundational research, as a means to level up foundational research that could play a vital role in independent innovative capabilities and core competitive edges of the nation.
EIT aims to become a new type of international, high-level, innovative research university that puts emphasis on the cultivation of top-notch innovative STEM scholar and the synthesis of foundational and applied research. EIT applies itself to interdisciplinary research in cutting-edge fields, with a view to contributing to the economic and social development of both the region and the nation.
EIT prioritizes the interdisciplinary research and teaching in science, engineering, information technology and business management, with emphasis on cutting-edge fields of study with key strategic significance. The first-class program portfolio prepares EIT for an organic leap-frog development.
The University is committed to introducing world-class leading scholars, by adopting the general international standard of "Tenure-Track and Tenured" employment system, and implementing the Principle Investigator (PI) System to incentivize the enthusiasm and creativity of our faculty, especially young teachers. The University gives full play to the supporting and leading role of high-level scholars, and innovates the institutional mechanism to attract, nurture and retain scholars.
EIT takes virtue development as the top priority in scholar cultivation, aiming to foster innovative scholar with robust competencies, patriotism, and global insight, capable to contribute to the national rejuvenation. An innovative cross-disciplinary education model is developed to synthesize general and specialized education, and coordinate between residential college system and department/school system.
EIT will trail-blaze a new path of jointly building a world-class university by the private and public sectors by pioneering an innovative modern university mechanism built upon international and domestic experience and achievements of higher education.
A site of a total GFA of 2300 mu (around 153.33 hectare) was chosen as the permanent campus by the Ningbo Municipal government, located between the higher education park and the manufacturing center in Yongjiang Science and Technology Innovation Corridor. It resides in the most coveted and promising area for local scientific and technological industries, naturally well-positioned to reach the most frontier innovation developments from inside the ecosystem. The permanent campus is expected to open in 2025 when you will witness the rise of a budding campus that nurtures intellectual and cultural sense and sensibility, a smart, green, low-carbon campus that is open to the community, and eventually a symbolic household name in Ningbo City and the Yangtze river Delta.
The Yu Renrong Education Foundation will invest 10 billion yuan on campus construction and another 20 billion yuan on operation, covering basic expenses on training, scientific research, and international exchanges. On top of the funding provided by Yu Renrong Education Foundation, a fundraising system has been established to channel multiple resources, such as government funding, research funds, tuition and fees, social donations, achievements transfer, and so on.
The student headcount is expected to reach 10000 in 10 years, with a student mix of 4 (undergraduate) : 3 (graduate) : 3 (PhD). In the early stage, EIT will develop joint post-graduate programs with prestigious higher education institutions from home and abroad; EIT will start enrolling postgraduate students independently since 2022 and undergraduate students since it is officially approved by the Ministry of Education. The faculty-to-student ratio will be kept around 1:10, supported by a holistic faculty team of tenure-track, teaching, and research scholars.
students headcount within 10 years
Undergraduate: Master: PhD
of faculty-to-student ration