In accordance with the cooperation agreement, the establishment of the Institute will independently determine the teaching plan, curriculum and teaching arrangements, will also be combined with their own characteristics to develop and apply to the construction of student management requirements.
Hangzhou Normal University Alibaba Business School was founded in 2008 under the direct support of Ma. At the beginning of 2006, Ma quietly donated 1 million, start "Hang Normal University of China new rural teachers professional development plan", free training rural backbone teachers.
In September 2005, Ma returned to school to attend the new students at the opening ceremony and delivered a speech; in 2013, Ma Yibin was appointed as a visiting professor; Ma was invited to attend the graduation ceremony of the first 185 graduates of Alibaba Business School, giving them the "last lesson" of college career. He expected the first graduates 20 years later to go back to school to see, "20 years later because you let Hang Normal is not the same, rather than Hang Normal let you not the same."
In 2008, Hangzhou Normal University celebrated the celebration of 107 years, Ma also donated 100 million yuan in personal name to set up "Hangzhou Normal University Ma Yun Education Fund" for the financing of educational research and education innovation, to explore China's normal education and basic education development Direction, and establish a model of teacher education. This is the largest single gift donated by Hang Shanda.