ZJCM’s First Sino-foreign Cooperative Education Project Approved





Recently, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China issued a notice approving the Sino-foreign cooperative education projects for the second half of 2022. One of the approved projects is the post-graduate education program in music, jointly held by the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (ZJCM) and Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) of Hungary. This marks ZJCM’s first approved Sino-foreign cooperative education project.

Sino-foreign cooperative education is a crucial indicator in the internationalization of educational institutions. By collaborating in this area, we can incorporate overseas advanced curriculum systems, teaching materials, teaching methods, and education management practices, thereby facilitating the development of disciplines and teachers, and improving the overall quality of talent cultivation. The approved project focuses on talent development in the field of music education, where both parties jointly formulate the talent cultivation plan and engage in collaborative teaching. Upon completion of the required credits and meeting the program’s requirements, students will be granted a certificate of graduation and a master’s degree certificate in arts from ZJCM. Furthermore, as part of intercollegiate communication, students will have the opportunity to study at ELTE for one year. If they meet the standards outlined in the training program, they will also receive a master’s degree certificate from ELTE.

According to sources, ZJCM and ELTE signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation and an agreement on student exchanges in an online format on November 19, 2021. Since then, ZJCM has sent a total of 32 students for exchange programs to ELTE, divided into three groups. These students spoke highly of their exchange and study experiences at ELTE, which in turn has reinforced mutual trust and understanding between the two universities, laying a solid foundation for the application and approval of the cooperative education project.