About the Joint Co-op Institute

The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science teams with Chongqing University (CQU) to offer the first mandatory cooperative engineering education program in China, named the Joint Engineering Co-op Institute (JCI)

This alliance brings together two renowned universities, both leaders in their respective countries. Students enrolled in JCI receive the best of both worlds: a top-notch engineering education with degrees from each institution plus industry experience. These two assets combine to make JCI students high-demand graduates.

For UC students, JCI provides opportunities to study and work abroad in China as part of their experiential learning education. It also serves as a launching pad for faculty to further develop their research through increased cooperation between UC and CQU.

What's New

JCI Faculty and Staff Recognized at the College

The JCI program has an amazing group of faculty and staff. They bring a passion for teaching and service, a strong belief in the benefits of experiential learning and preparing students to solve the world’s greatest challenges. See the highlights below about the college award celebration on October 28, 2021.

Mechanical Engineering faculty Wei (Will) Wang was awarded the Master Educator 2020

Will (Wei) Wang, first right, was awarded the Master Educator 2020



UC student’s travel, outreach key to success

April 29, 2019

Through leadership skills honed while inspiring future STEM students and studying abroad, UC engineering student in University Honors Program earns Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence

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