The College of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (CWREE) is a college with the longest running history. Originating from Zhejiang Hangzhou Water Conservancy School established in April 1956, the College set up majors like irrigation and water conservancy, hydraulic construction, and hydrometry since the beginning of its establishment. From 2000 to 2006, the College cooperated with the Zhejiang University of Technology and educated undergraduates majoring in water resources and hydropower engineering within the 7 academic years. The College has 1474 full-time students, including 1230 undergraduates. For current, 61 staff members are employed, including 10 full-time professors, 15 associate professors, and 23 doctors. The staff includes one provincially well-known teacher, three persons at the third level of the provincial “151”, one person leading the national water conservancy major, and two young and middle-aged provincial discipline leaders.
Holding SWH-CDIO-E, a concept of engineering education, the College adheres to the education-oriented and moral education first, which is centered on teaching quality, with the purpose of students’ all-round development. Focusing on the construction of water conservancy engineering and water conservancy-based major groups and taking the reform of “three major projects” through teaching as the link, the College integrates innovation and the entrepreneurship consciousness into the whole process of personnel training, developing both soft and hard skills. At the same time, the College pays attention to the edification and self-cultivation of water culture, to develop students’ feelings for water conservancy, namely the “love for water, enjoyment of water, knowledge of water, and understanding of water”, resulting in remarkable education effects. Currently, 2 national intensive courses, 2 national intensive resources courses, and 2 provincial intensive courses are available. Successively, the College won one second-prize for national teaching achievements and two first-prizes for provincial teaching achievements. Students achieved more than 10 national honorary titles, more than 100 provincial honorary titles, and more than 20 patents granted. More than 20 projects, including the provincial new seedling program and the national innovative training program for college students, were obtained. The graduates’ employment rate remains above 95%. In recent two years, the average standard-meeting rate of graduates reached 22.5% and the average admission rate 17.3%. 7 graduate students are subject to joint education.