Zhejiang University: #1 in Hangzhou
Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest; its roots can be traced back to 1897 and the founding of the Qiushi Academy. It was named the third best university in China by ShanghaiRanking (2018) and placed among the top 100 in the world (QS 2019 & ARWU 2018).
Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most picturesque cities – the University is organized across seven faculties and 36 schools. As one of the most comprehensive universities in China, ZJU offers more than 700 programs, empower them to try new possibilities and find their passion. Eighteen disciplines of ZJU have been selected for China’s “Double First-class” Initiative (3rd in China) and 39 disciplines graded A in the recent national assessment (1st in China). And among its outstanding faculty there are 41 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The University prides itself on a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. It received the most patents among Chinese universities in 2017. ZJU researchers are making an impact across many priority areas that address global challenges, including artificial intelligence, assembly technology for large aircraft, clean energy, ocean technology, industrial control technology, and global public health initiatives related to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. To better answer today’s global challenges, around 20 ZJU interdisciplinary research alliances are established to bring research teams with diverse background together.
ZJU is also renowned for the number of business start-ups it spins off. Over 140 of its alumni sit at the helm of domestic or overseas listed companies, making the University synonymous with excellence and leadership.
ZJU is committed to transforming China and the world through active engagement. Major innovative developments include the creation of a high-level platform for intellectual property exchange, as well as the formation of a number of think-tanks, including the China Academy of Western Region Development, the National Research Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, and the Institute for Public Policy, which exist to extend the scope of ZJU’s research in social sciences.
ZJU has partnerships in place with more than 180 institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide. Included among them are such leading institutions as Imperial College London, the University of Sydney and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
With more than 6000 international students, and around 8,000 faculty and students who participate annually in various overseas mobility programs, ZJU fully harnesses its extensive network to nurture talent with a global outlook. In collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Illinois it has also established the ZJU-UoE and ZJU-UIUC Institutes on Haining International Campus. According to SWJTU University Ranking by Internationalization 2017, ZJU is considered as one of the most international universities in China.