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Dean's Message


Prof. Er-ping Li, Dean, ZJU-UIUC Institute

Distinguished Professor of Zhejiang University,

Fellow of IEEE

I'm privileged to lead ZJU-UIUC Institute in its mission to produce engineers of top quality – alumni of both Zhejiang University and the University of Illinois – young people with technological excellence, innovative mindset, and global vision, who will contribute to the development of engineering, industry and society. To produce such young talents will be my greatest pride and delight.


Prof. Philip T. Krein, Executive Dean, ZJU-UIUC Institute

Director, Grainger Emeritus Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics

Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Fellow, Academy of Inventors, IEEE

For a long time, it has been my personal conviction that top quality engineering is the key to the future, especially in China. And cooperation and collaboration across cultures and oceans are those things we need to strongly accelerate the creative process and energy of our students. The new joint institute, I believe, will be a global model for how to achieve excellence in these kinds of respect.