Wuxi Institute of Technology attaches great importance to foreign exchanges and cooperation. In recent years, it has continued to forge ahead on the road of internationalization of higher vocational education, and achieved rapid and high-quality development, winning honorary titles such as the 2020 Annual Excellence Award of the Golden Prize for “Applied Research and Innovation” of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP), one of the 50 most influential national vocational colleges in the world for three consecutive years of 2016, 2017 and 2018, Advanced Unit for the Management of Foreign Cultural and Educational Expert in Jiangsu Province for four consecutive years of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, Advanced Group for Education of International Students in Jiangsu Province and Advanced College for International Educational Cooperation and Exchange in Jiangsu Province for four years of 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The College is a member of the Promotion Commission of the Belt and Road Education Campaign of China Education Association for International Exchange, and a member of the Commission on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Education of China Education Association for International Exchange.
The college became the first Chinese member of Community Colleges for International Development in 2004 (CCID) headquartered in the United States. In 2012, CCID established a Chinese branch in the college. In recent years, it has established friendly and cooperative relations with more than 100 colleges and universities in over 30 countries and regions, including the United States, Germany, France, Denmark and Australia. It has carried out education cooperation projects with the United States, Denmark, Australia and Japan, and conducted eight Sino-foreign education cooperation projects. Of them, the Sino-U.S., Sino-Danish and Sino-Australian education cooperation projects were selected by the Jiangsu Provincial Education Department as high-level and demonstrative construction projects of Sino-foreign education cooperation for the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, the Sino-Danish cooperation project on the major of marketing excelled in the mid-term assessment of high-level and demonstrative construction projects of Sino-foreign education cooperation in Jiangsu Province, and it was the only project in the province that had been rated as excellent. Irish School of Wuxi Institute of Technology, a non-independent secondary legal person institution jointly established by the college and Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland through Sino-foreign education cooperation, has become one of the eight higher vocational colleges in the country that set up a non-independent legal person institution through Sino-foreign education cooperation, which had four majors and officially opened in the autumn of 2019. In 2020, with the approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, the college added the major of financial management and began to enrol students in the Autumn of 2021.
In recent years, its achievements on the education of international students have been publicized by media from home and abroad, such as China Central Television’s “Network News Broadcast”, China Education Television’s Program of “Double High 100”, Thailand’s “China Daily” and “Overseas Chinese News”, “Thaicn.Net”, Indonesia’s “International Daily” and “Media Indonesia” and the media from Laos, which further expanded the college’s international influence.