Location and Culture
Hangzhou is located on China’s booming southeastern coast and is one of China’s most beautiful and bustling cities. The capital of China’s richest province (Zhejiang) and one of China’s ancient imperial capitals, Hangzhou exemplifies China’s quest to become a modern economic power while retaining its unique historical identity. Students will see firsthand the beauty of China’s antiquity when walking along World Heritage Site West Lake in downtown Hangzhou and experience on a daily basis the booming growth of Hangzhou, China’s 4th largest metropolitan area with a population of 8 million. From Hangzhou, students can easily travel to Shanghai, only an hour away on the high-speed train, and to many other cities both inland and on the seaboard.
Past students at the Hangzhou project center have:
- Determined feasibility of electronic bike share system in Hangzhou
- Recommended e-book sharing and recycling practices for innovative e-platform library company
- Analyzed clinical trial protocols in China, Europe, and US for Chinese cancer drug biotech firm