Tianjin Sino-German Vocational Technical College is a full-time higher vocational college registered in the Ministry of Education of the PRC, is one of the 100 national exemplary higher vocational colleges in China, at the educational level of tertiary college, and with the schooling duration of 3 years. It boasts of its electro-mechanical specialties, but also covers languages, economic management and art design.
Tianjin Sino-German Vocational Technical College locates in Tianjin, the beautiful coastal city of Bohai Sea, China?Tianjin Haihe Education Park. As the third pole of China’s economic growth, Tianjin has gathered many a world famous corporation and institution, with great prospect of future development.
Tianjin Sino-German Vocational Technical College was established in 1985, and is the largest cooperation project between the Chinese government and the governments of Germany, Japan and Spain in the field of vocational education and training. It has taken the lead in introducing the German vocational educational mould, and through reference, absorption, application, digestion and innovation, formed its characteristic vocational educational brand of ‘Tianjin Sino-German’. In recent years, the college has won 5 teaching-achievement prizes at the national level and 6 teaching-achievement prizes of the Tianjin City, with its school-running achievements highly appraised by many social aspects.
The college covers a land of 165 acres with the construction area of more than 200,000 square meters, with 13 separated buildings. It consists of 3 Training Centers, 3 Comprehensive Teaching Buildings, Public Teaching Building, Library , Executive Conference Building , Sino-Spanish Machine Tool Training Enter , Gymnasium and Leisure Center, Business Street Center , Student Canteen, Student Apartments, Training Apartments (both for experts and international students), with other well-equipped facilities for teaching, living, service and entertainment. The college now offers 43 specialties by 8 departments, namely the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Automobiles and Aviation, the Department of Information Technology, the Department of Economic Management, the Department of Applied Foreign Languages, the Department of Art Design, and the Department of General Courses. The specialty groups cover 9 fields, including advanced manufacturing technology, automation technology, aeronautics and astronautics, new energy and new materials, automobile technology and service, information and communication technology, economic management, applied languages, culture creativity and art design.
Relying on international cooperation, supported by college-enterprise cooperation, and in collaboration with international top enterprises like DMG, SIEMENS, BOSCH REXROTH from Germany, Mitsubishi from Japan, and Machine Tool Association from Spain, NI, IBM from the US, China Long March Rockets, Airbus A320 Tianjin Assembly Line, the college has built up 161 training workshops and training centers, possessing more than 4000 sets of large equipment and instruments. The training equipment generally adopts products that is advanced in professional development, and has the characteristics of top primacy and international generality, worth of nearly 400 million RMB.
The college now has 6000 full-time students, 484 teachers and staff members, nearly 200 part-time teachers from enterprises and industries, and over 20 long-term or short-term foreign experts and teachers. 39% teachers have intermediate and advanced professional technical post title, 44% have master degrees or above, 77% have ‘dual qualification’, and 78% have received overseas professional technical and vocational education method training in developed countries like Germany, Japan and Spain. The college teachers have rich practical experience and higher teaching ability, and some of them can deliver courses in English, German, Spanish or Japanese. The college graduates, with their good professional techniques and comprehensive quality, are highly appreciated by enterprises and industries.
In recent years, Sino-German College has, on the foundation of cooperation with Germany, Japan and Spain, expanded its cooperation with more countries and regions like Canada, Australia, America, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and formed its school-running characteristics of ‘keeping the Germany as the core with diversification of international cooperation’. The college has attached much importance to the introduction of international professional technical standards, high quality teaching resources, top talents intellectual resources, advanced technical equipments and production, embedded them in its specialty development and education, and strengthened the core support of international cooperation for the specialty development. With the key specialties in all specialty groups as the engine, and through international cooperative project, specialty docking, course sharing, teachers’ further training, students’ exchange, project cooperation, management interaction, platform setting, the college has strengthened its international education resources, human resources, introduction of managerial model, strengthened the cooperation of the training bases development with world famous enterprises, strengthened the development of teaching groups with international vision and ability, strengthened the embedment of international general standards of professional certificates, strengthened the intensive support of international cooperation to the specialty development, and promoted effectively the international level of college specialty development and talent training. Its specialties in mechanics, electrics, aircraft manufacturing and new energy have introduced large number of German original textbooks (in English) or enterprise-attested textbooks (in English), with international professional certificates like IKH issued.