Tianjin Vocational Institute was first established as Second Sub-College of Nankai University in 1978, and then became the Chemical College of Tianjin University. Under the approval of Tianjin Municipal Government by the end of 1982, the Chemical College of Tianjin University transformed into Tianjin Vocational Institute. Tianjin Vocational Institute is the first one among those ordinary higher education institutions in Tianjin which implement higher vocational education. Also it’s among the 17 universities and colleges in China which received World Bank loan. In 2002, Tianjin Vocational Institute is approved by Ministry of Education of China as a national model vocational college.
Tianjin Vocational Institute has a working staff of 500 people, among them, 300 are full time tutors with 30% obtained senior professional titles.57% of the full-time tutors are double qualified which means they acquired both academic titles and technical qualifications. There are 8,000 students split in different study models are currently studying in Tianjin Vocational Institute. The real estate of the college has been accumulated to 800 millions in RMB. The total value of the instruments and equipments used in the college are up to 40 millions in RMB. The campus covers a land over 766,000 square meters, with 217,000 square meters of indoor construction surface. 12 sub-colleges and departments composite Tianjin Vocational Institute’s teaching force: Sub-college of Electric-Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Sub-college of Biological & Environmental Engineering, Sub-college of Business & Management, Sub-college of Information Engineering, Sub-college of International Exchange & Cooperation, Sub-college of Further Education, Art Engineering Department, Social Management Department, Social Science Department, Printing and Publication Department, Optometry Department and Basic Course Department. 45 subjects (majors) distributed in those teaching entities. A structure of study subjects meeting the need arisen from the society is formed. Most of those majors are engineering and technological oriented, and accompanied with management, practical art, foreign languages and business. The college builds up 27 advanced laboratories and cooperatively set up more than 40 on and off campus workshops with the communities and industries. Tianjin National Vocational Capability Appraisal Center has distributes its 28th Appraisal Office to Tianjin Vocational Institute. This verification organ provides promise for the implementation of “Dual-certificate” education module of the college. 90% of all our courses are covered by the Dual-certificate education module.
Tianjin Vocational Institute has various of means of education implementation, both diploma education and training are included. The college enroll students from 25 provinces around China, we recruit not only those who passed National Higher Education Entrance Exam, but also enroll those form middle school, senior technical school graduates etc in order to build a complete conjunction of senior vocational education system and higher vocational education. Jilin University and Tianjin University have their correspondence post and 3rd On-line Teaching Center in our college respectively. Tianjin Vocational Institute is in cooperation with Tianjin University of Technology and Tianjin University of Commerce in the joint delivery of bachelor degree in a effort to enrich our college’s education functions. Tianjin Vocational Institute pay great attention to international exchange and cooperation. Friendly relationship are built in field of joint course delivery and staff exchange with institutions from US, UK, France, Austria, Australia and Hong Kong SAR. From December, 2003，Tianjin Vocational Institute are was qualified to enroll international students in its Chinese Language courses. Since the college’s foundation, more than 20,000 graduates have finished their phase of study in this campus.
The goal of Tianjin Vocational Institute in the 10th five-year plan is to revolve ourselves into a model vocational college on national level, featured in scale, strong competency and high quality.