Zhejiang University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China
Found Year: 1897
Address: 866 Yuhangtang Road, Zhejiang, China

Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang University is a prestigious institution of higher education with a long history. Qiushi Academy, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in China. In 1928, the academy was named National Zhejiang University. During the war time in 1940s, Zhejiang University moved to Zunyi, Meitan and other places in succession and stayed in West China for seven years. In 1946, Zhejiang University returned to Hangzhou. In 1952, due to a nationwide restructuring of universities, Zhejiang University underwent a reshuffling of disciplines. Some departments merged into other universities and Chinese Academy of Sciences. The remaining departments were divided and developed to become 4 specialized higher education institutions, namely former Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University. In 1998, the four universities sharing the same ancestor merged to form the new Zhejiang University and set a new goal – to develop into a world-class university. In its 116-year history, Zhejiang University has always been committed to cultivating talent with excellence, advancing science and technology, serving for social development, and promoting culture, with the spirit best manifested in the university motto “Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails”. Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with distinctive features and a national as well as international impact. Research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and etc. With 7 faculties and 36 colleges/schools, Zhejiang University has 14 primary and 21 secondary national leading academic disciplines. According to the data released by ESI, as of the end of October 2014, there are 17 subjects of our school lying into top 1% of the academic institutions in the world, ranking the second of Chinese universities; four disciplines into top 1‰ of the world, ranking top of Chinese universities; six disciplines into top 100 of the world and 4 disciplines into top 50 of the world, ranking top of Chinese universities. Zhejiang University has long been holding the educational philosophy of putting people foremost, cultivating all-round competence in students, seeking the truth and pioneering new trails in search of excellence, and is committed to developing innovative talents and future leaders with high-quality and an international perspective. Zhejiang University has turned out a large number of outstanding talents in its history. There are more than 160 alumni elected members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. With educational thoughts advancing with the times, Zhejiang University paces the whole nation in educational reforms. Rich campus culture, advanced teaching facilities and a wide range of international exchanges create favorable conditions for students’ development. Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents. In 2014, research fund at Zhejiang University amounted to 3.121 billion Yuan. 115 projects under research have each secured a grant of more than 10 million. As of Dec. 31, 2014, there are a total of more than 46,364 full-time students enrolled at Zhejiang University, including approximately 13,952 graduate students, 8,779 Ph.D candidates, and 23,633 undergraduates. In addition, there are about 5,746 international students currently attending Zhejiang University. Among its approximate 3,437 standing faculty members, 1,474 faculty members have title of professor. Other important facts and figures are as follows: 12 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 69 experts in State "1000-elite Programs", 41 chief scientists of national 973 projects, 111 Chair Professors in Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and 105 scholars awarded with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. With five campuses, namely Zijingang, Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi and Zhijiang campus, Zhejiang University encompasses an area of 4,503,741 square meters with school buildings covering 2,308,783 square meters of floor space. The university library holds a collection of more than 6.71 million volumes. In addition, Zhejiang University has 7 high-level affiliated hospitals. As a national university standing by River Qiantang, Zhejiang University is striving to build itself into an innovative comprehensive research university with a world-class status. Zhejiang University will be adhering to the spirit of seeking the truth and pioneering new trails, dedicating itself to creating and disseminating knowledge, inheriting and advancing civilization, serving and leading the society, and promoting national prosperity, social development and human progress.

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Instruments Science & Technology
Food Science & Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Agricultural Sciences
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Marine_Ocean Engineering
Key Statistics
Total Enrollment
International Students
Undergraduate Enrollment
International Students
Graduate Enrollment
International Students
Undergraduate Programs
Agricultural Economy and Management
Agricultural Resources and Environment
Animal Medicine
Animal Science
Applied Biosciences
Applied Chemistry (Chemical Biology Direction)
Applied Psychology (Including Psychological Counseling Direction)
Architecture (5 Years, Including Landscape Architecture)
Art and Design, Fine Arts
Atmospheric Sciences
Automation (Control)
Automation (Electrical)
Basic Medicine (5 Years)
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Technology
Chinese As A Foreign Language
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Language and Literature (Including Film and Animation Director)
Civil Engineering
Classical Literature
Clinical Medicine
Clinical Medicine (5 Years)
Computer Science and Technology
Digital Media Technology
Earth Information Science and Technology
Editing and Publishing
Education (Curriculum Theory and Instructional Design, International and Comparative Education)
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering and Automation
Electronic and Information Engineering
Electronic Information Technology and Instruments
Electronic Science and Technology
Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering (Including Energy, Environmental Engineering and Automation, Refrigeration, Artificial Environment and Automation)
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Financial Management
Food Science and Engineering
Geographic Information Science and Technology
Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems
History (Including Cultural Industry Management)
Human Resource Management
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Information and Communication Engineering
Information and Computing Science (Including Information Processing and Information Security, Computer Graphics)
Information Engineering
Information Engineering (Photovoltaic)
Information Management and Information System
Information Resources Management (Including E-Government)
International Economy and Trade
International Political
Japanese Language
Labor and Social Security (Social Security, Risk Management)
Logistics Management
Management of Land Resources (Land Resource Management, City and the Real Estate Management)
Marine Engineering and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Including Operational Research)
Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Design Manufacturing and Automation (Automotive Engineering)
Mechanical Engineering and Automation
New Energy Science and Engineering
Pharmaceutical Engineering
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Physics (Including Electronic Information)
Plant Protection
Political Science and Public Administration
Polymer Materials and Engineering
Preventive Medicine (5 Years)
Process Equipment and Control Engineering
Public Administration (Educational Leadership and Management)
Radio and Television Journalism
Resources and Environment and Urban Planning
Resources and Environmental Science
Software Engineering
Sports Industry Management
Stomatology (Accelerated Degree)
Tea Science
The Statistics (Including Financial Mathematics, Actuarial, Biometric Direction)
Tourism Management
Town Planning (5 Years)
Vehicle Design and Engineering
Water Resources and Marine Engineering (Including Port, Waterway and Coastal Engineering)
Graduate Programs
Adult Education
Aerospace Electrical Control
Aerospace It
Aerospace Propulsion Theory and Engineering
Agricultural Biological Environmental and Energy Engineering
Agricultural Economics and Management
Agricultural Electrification and Automation
Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control
Agricultural Mechanization Engineering
Agricultural Products Processing and Storage
Agricultural Remote Sensing and Information Technology
Agricultural Soil and Water Engineering
Aircraft Design
Ancient Chinese Literature
Animal Genetic Breeding and Reproduction
Animal Nutrition and Feed Science
Applied Chemistry
Applied Computer Technology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Psychology
Architectural Design and Theory
Architectural History and Theory
Architectural Science and Technology
Archival Science
Art of Design
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Basic Mathematics
Basic Psychology
Basic Veterinary Science
Biochemical Engineering
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
Business Management
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
Cell Biology
Cereals, Oils and Vegetable Protein Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Process Equipment
Chemical Process Information Engineering
Chemical Processes
Chinese and Foreign Political System
Chinese Classical Literature
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Modern and Contemporary History
Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature
Chinese Philology
Chinese Philosophy
Circuits and Systems
Civil and Commercial Law
Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
Clinical Stomatology
Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Education
Comparative Literature and World Literature
Computational Mathematics
Computer Software and Theory
Computer System Architecture
Condensed Matter Physics
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Control Science and Engineering
Control Theory and Control Engineering
Cpc'S History (Including the Party'S Doctrine and Party Building)
Criminal Law
Crop Science
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Dermatology and Venereology
Design and Manufacture of Ships and Marine Structures
Developmental and Educational Psychology
Developmental Biology
Digital Art and Design
Disaster Prevention and Reduction Engineering and Protective Engineering
Economic History
Economic Law
Educational Economy and Management
Educational Technology
Electrical Machinery and Apparatus
Electrical Theory and New Technology
Electronic Information Technology and Instruments
Emergency Medicine
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Energy Engineering Research
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Thermal Physics
English Language and Literature
Entrepreneurial Management
Environment and Natural Resources Protection Law
Environmental Biology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Remediation and Renewable Resources
Environmental Science
Epidemiology and Health Statistics
Ethnic Traditional Sports
Fermentation Engineering
Field and Microwave Technology
Fine Arts
Fluid Machinery and Engineering
Food Safety
Food Science
Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Foreign Philosophy
Forestry Economics and Management
French Language and Literature
Garden Plants and Ornamental Horticulture
General and Fundamental Mechanics
General Practice
Geological Resources and Geological Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
German Language and Literature
Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering
High Voltage and Insulation Technology
Higher Education
Historical Geography
History of Ancient China
History of Economic Thought
History of Education
History of Science and Technology
Human Anatomy and Embryology
Human Geography
Human Movement Science
Humane Sociology of Sports
Hydraulic Structure Engineering
Hydraulics and River Dynamics
Hydrology and Water Resources
Hygienic Toxicology
Ideological and Political Education
Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Industrial Catalysis
Industrial Economics
Industrial Engineering
Information and Communication Engineering
Information Resources Management
Information Science
Internal Medicine
International Law
International Political
International Relations
International Trade
Japanese Language and Literature
Labor Economics
Land Resource Management
Legal History
Legal Theory
Leisure Studies
Library Science
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Literary Aesthetics
Literature and Art
Management Science and Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering of Aerospace
Marine Biology
Marine Geology
Marine Structures and the Environment
Marxism in China
Marxist Philosophy
Materials Science and Engineering
Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Design and Theory
Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation
Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics
Mineralogy, Petrology, Ore Deposits
Modern Chinese History
Municipal Engineering
National Economics
Navigation, Guidance and Control
Non-Traditional Security Management
Nuclear Technology and Applications
Nutrition and Food Hygiene
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational and Environmental Health
Of Ancient Learn and Museology
Operational Research and Cybernetics
Optical Communication Technology
Optical Engineering
Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics
Pathogen Biology
Pathology and Pathophysiology
Pesticide Science
Pharmaceutical Engineering
Philosophy and Aesthetics
Philosophy of Science and Technology
Physical Education and Training
Physical Electronics
Physical Geography
Plant Nutrition
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection
Plasma Physics
Political Economy
Political Theory
Polymer Chemistry and Physics
Polymer Materials
Population, Resources and Environmental Economics
Power Electronics and Power Drives
Power Equipment Information Engineering
Power Machinery and Engineering
Power System and Automation
Precision Instrument and Machinery
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principles of Education
Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
Procedural Law
Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene
Quantitative Economics
Radio and Television Arts
Radio Physics
Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering
Regional Economics
Religious Studies
Road and Railway Engineering
Russian Language and Literature
Scientific Socialism and the International Communist Movement
Social Medicine and Health Management
Social Security
Solid Mechanics
Special Economic Animal Breeding (Including Silkworms and Bees)
Special History
Sports Medicine
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Structural Engineering
Structural Geology (Including Orogenic Belt and Basin Tectonics, Crustal Deformation and Complex Structure Modeling, Oil and Gas Basin Tectonic Analysis, Geological Processes Numerical Simulation)
Systems Analysis and Integration
Technology Economy and Management
The Basic Principles of Marxism
The Electricity Project Management and Information Technology
Theoretical Physics
Thermal Power Engineering
Tourism Management
Urban Planning and Design
Utilization and Protection of Water Resources
Vehicle Engineering
Western Economics
World Economy
World History