Co-established by Hangzhou Normal University (HNU ) and Markham International Education Center (MIEC), Hangzhou Normal University Markham Overseas College (HNUMOC) is an institution of Higher Education.
HNUMOC is located in Hangzhou, one of the seven ancient capitals of China and a celebrated City with Historical Culture. Hangzhou, with a charming and gentle scene and delightful weather, is the one of the best tourist cities in China, and the Capital City of Zhejiang Province, the provincial center of politics, economics, education and culture, possessing convenient communications, some 150 km south of Shanghai.
With a developed economy, Zhejiang has been attaching enormous importance to education. To satisfy the increasing needs of the students, wishing to pursue advanced studies abroad, HNU, in the light of the “agreement of credit transference & recognition” signed with the foreign universities sends every year 200 or so students abroad to continue their education，i. e. students usually spend 1-3 years at HNU , taking the courses co-decided by HNU and the foreign signatory universities and taught by the faculty from HNU and foreign teachers according to the requirements by the accepting schools, and gives corresponding credits to be transferred to and recognized by the receiving universities, at which the students will continue their study and finish the rest of the undergraduate courses to win eventually bachelors degree from the universities.
In addition, HNUMOC offers preparatory courses to the postgraduate candidates, who mainly study the target language and 1-2 postgraduate courses co-decided by HNU and overseas signatory institutions to obtain corresponding credits, and then they spend the 2nd year at the receiving schools taking the rest of the postgraduate course and be awarded master degree when they meet the requirements of the universities.
HNUMOC tries to gear to international standards on educational conception, teaching requirements, contents, teaching methods, way of exam and marking. Meanwhile, HNUMOC provides lectures on the general survey of the target countries, so as to help link up the 2 separated stages, one at HNUMOC, the other at the accepting institutions.