On the 21 October, right after the closing of the Third World Leisure Forum, WLO representatives were offered a guided tour through the Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University. After a visit to the University History Museum, the group was welcome by Prof. Li Min, director of the International Relations Office. Then, Prof. Roger Coles, WLO Chairman, introduce the work of the network, followed by an introduction to Zheijang University’s College of Education research on Sports, Health and Leisure, delivered by Lijun Jane Zhou, Associate Dean at the College and also a WLO Board Member.
The history of Zhejiang University goes back as far as 1897, when its predecessor Qiushi Academy was established. With over 133 undergraduate programs, 334 Mater programs and 332 Doctoral programs, it ranks today among the best universities in China and in Asia in the most important international university rankings.
As pointed out by WLO COO, Dr. Cristina Ortega, “getting to know the people behind our institutional members, even the facilities were they develop their work, is an extremely enlightening experience that help us better understand their circumstances and needs. We want to make this experience extensive to a greater number of people within the WLO network, and this is why we keep working of promoting synergies and exchanges through programs such as WL Communities of Excellence or WL Centers of Excellence”.