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College of Energy Environment and Safety Engineering & College of Carbon Metrology

Apr 22, 2024

The College of Energy Environment and Safety Engineering (College of Carbon Metrology) was established in January 2024, which is consisted of three majors of Safety Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Energy and Power Engineering. The college originates from the College of Metrology Technology and Engineering (formerly known as "Department One" in 1985 and the Department of Metrological Testing Engineering in 1995).

The college adheres to the educational philosophy of “Metrology as University’s Cornerstone, Standards as its Code of Conduct, and Quality as its Career Goal”. It relies on industry and strengthens its distinctive features, aiming to cultivate inter-disciplinary engineering application talents who integrate engineering and management. It is also a pilot unit among the second batch of secondary colleges in Zhejiang Province, implementing a dean responsibility system under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) college committee.

The college currently has 106 staff members, including 91 full-time teachers, among which 22 with senior professional titles, and 35 with associate senior titles, and 89 with doctoral degrees. The faculty includes 1 recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 candidate of the National Talent Project of the New Century, 2 recipients of the State Council Government Special Allowance, 1 winner of the National First Hundred Excellent PhD Thesis, 1 leading talent in scientific and technological innovation of the State Administration for Market Regulation, 2 recipients of the Zhejiang Provincial Outstanding Youth Science Fund, 1 leading talent in technological innovation under Zhejiang's WR Plan, 2 top young talents, 3 young and middle-aged academic leaders in Zhejiang Province, and 6 leading talents in universities across Zhejiang. Additionally, there are more than 30 honorary professors and part-time (visiting) professors.

The college has three first-level disciplines: Safety Science and Engineering, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, and Environmental Science and Engineering. Among these, Safety Science and Engineering is recognized as a key discipline in Zhejiang Province and a first-class discipline (Category B) within the province. Currently, the college has the right to confer master's degree in Safety Science and Engineering, Energy and Power (in the field of Power Engineering), and Resources and Environment (in the fields of Safety Engineering and Environmental Engineering). The disciplines of Engineering, as well as Environment and Ecology rank top 1% worldwide according to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) rankings.

The college offers three undergraduate programs: Safety Engineering, Energy and Power Engineering, and Environmental Engineering.

The Safety Engineering program is recognized as a national first-class major. It was also the first of its kind to be established within Zhejiang province in 2001, which has received accreditation from the Ministry of Education for engineering education, and is considered a first-class undergraduate major at the provincial level in Zhejiang. It is also recognized as an emerging specialty under the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" for regular undergraduate universities in Zhejiang.

The Energy and Power Engineering program is designated as a national first-class undergraduate major and an emerging specialty and a key construction specialty in Zhejiang Province. It was first offered in 2001 and is the first undergraduate program in the energy and power category in Zhejiang provincial universities.

The Environmental Engineering program has gained international recognition through global collaborations. These partnerships have helped to enhance the program's visibility and reputation abroad, providing students with opportunities to engage with cutting-edge research and industry practices worldwide.

The college adheres to the development concept of "relying on the market supervision industry, cultivating high-end talent, and serving local construction." It actively aligns with the significant needs of national and regional economic and social development and strategic emerging industries. The college has established collaborations with several institutions, including the Chinese Academy of Safety Science and Technology, China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute, Baimahu Laboratory, Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Applied Sciences, Zhejiang Academy of Special Equipment Science, Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Quality Inspection, Hangzhou Thermoelectric Group Co., LTD, and Zhejiang Energy Group. These partnerships have yielded notable achievements in areas such as special equipment safety inspection technology, clean energy combustion technology, carbon metrology, and environmental health, earning recognition from both the academic community and the industry.

The college has established six provincial and ministerial-level scientific research and teaching platforms, including the Zhejiang Provincial Special Equipment and Energy Environmental Protection Metrology Technology Service Innovation Platform, and the Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of "Furniture Testing Technology Research" (co-built with other entities). Over the past five years, the college has demonstrated significant achievements in research and development. It has won six provincial and ministerial-level science and technology achievement awards and has hosted over 108 provincial-level projects along with more than 490 projects commissioned by enterprises. The college has been supported by more than 105.88 million yuan in research funding. Additionally, the college's scholarly output includes the publication of over 405 academic papers and the acquisition of more than 206 patents.

The college pays much attention to the construction of academic atmosphere, leading to commendable student achievements. The students are highly motivated and actively participate in a variety of activities, excelling particularly in innovation and extracurricular science and technology projects, as well as social practice activities. Over the past three years, they have achieved significant accolades, securing 69 provincial-level or higher competition awards. Additionally, the students have successfully initiated 11 projects under the National College Students' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, 8 under Zhejiang provincial New Seedling Program, 33 university research projects, and 16 open laboratory experiments. These accomplishments reflect the proactive and enterprising spirit of the students, driven by the college's focus on academic culture development. (Updated in March 2024)