Zhejiang University

=94 th
World University Rankings 2021
61-70 th
World Reputation Rankings 2020
12 th
Asia University Rankings 2021
866 Yuhangtang Road Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang, 310058, China

Zhejiang University -- Seeking Truth and Pursuing Innovation

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China’s leading 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.

Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most picturesque cities – the university is organised across seven faculties and 36 schools. It is home to 3,500 full-time academic members of staff and around 45,000 students undergraduates, of which around 60 per cent opt to pursue further studies. More facts and figures here.

 

High Ambitions

Laying claim to several areas of research strength, ZJU currently ranks within the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

The institution prides itself on a culture of innovation and creativity and has significantly invested in the development of cutting-edge specialisms in order to encourage both. Manned spaceflight, assembly technology for large aircraft, clean energy, marine technology, industrial control technology, and global public health initiatives related to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, have all benefitted from the recent investment.

ZJU is also renowned for the number of business start-ups it gives rise to. Over 100 of its alumni sit at the helm of domestic or overseas listed companies, while a further 200 have been elected members of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, making Zhejiang University synonymous with entrepreneurship and leadership.

Other 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 exists to extend the scope of ZJU’s social sciences’ research.

 

Global Outlook

Zhejiang University has strategic partnerships in place with 140 overseas institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide. Included among them are such leading institutions as Imperial College London, Princeton University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

With a cohort of 6,000 international students, and around 8,000 teachers and students who participate annually in its various overseas exchange programmes, ZJU prides itself on the strength of its global outlook.

In collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Illinois, it has also established the ZJU-UoE and ZJU-UIUC Institutes on the international Haining Campus, and boasts an overseas presence at Imperial College London, with future plans to establish a China-US Business School with the University of Pennsylvania.

Chief among Zhejiang’s aims is the aspiration to become a world-class university, one that simultaneously retains a distinctively Chinese character, where tradition and modernity are successfully combined.

At present, Zhejiang University has 7 Faculties, 37 Colleges/Schools, 7 Affiliated hospitals and 1 Museum. The University’s seven campuses are located in the Hangzhou, Haining and Zhoushan areas. In addition, there are 98 University facilities across China, together with around 200 global partner institutions. With a wide range of world-class facilities, the University offers ideal opportunities for educational, research and international activities.

Every year, ZJU welcomes applicants across China and around the world. Whether you want to enrol in a degree program, study for one semester or discover the summer school opportunities. Our website will give you insight into how to get connected, how to prepare for the application process, and what life at ZJU has to offer.

 

International Campus

Located in the city of Haining and 80 km from the main campus in Hangzhou, ZJU’s International Campus was officially inaugurated in October 2017.

The campus adopts a “1+X” approach, where ZJU partners with multiple world-renowned universities to develop new models of transnational education. Currently, our partners include the University of Edinburgh, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Imperial College London.

As a strategic initiative of the University, the campus seeks to combine the best education practices of East and West and cultivate future leaders with a global vision.

To learn more about degree programs we offer in International Campus, please visit the websites:

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute

Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute

Zhejiang University International Business School

 

Why Hangzhou?

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and one of the seven ancient capitals of China. It was described by Italian traveller Marco Polo as the finest and most luxurious city in the world. In addition to its natural beauty, rich history and distinctive culture, Hangzhou is also the birthplace of the e-commerce titan Alibaba, which now is showing unparalleled strengths as the destination for MICE of the new economy, including its industrial competitiveness, innovation drivers and growth potential.

From digitally preserving murals of the 7th century for future generations, to designing the cameras for China’s Chang’e-4 mission, to driving the rapid progress in clean energy option and cancer immunotherapy, Zhejiang University delivers innovative solutions to real-world problems.

 

A Track Record of Success

  • Our research output is globally recognized and ranked 1st in China (8 top 1% disciplines and 5 top 50 disciplines according to ESI).
  • Times Higher Education 2018 listed us as Top 100 most innovative universities in the world.
  • We took home a total of 91 National S&T Awards (2nd in Chinese Universities).
  • ZJU is a research powerhouse with 10 state key laboratories and 8 state engineering laboratories, attracting more than RMB4.2 billion in research funding in 2019.

 

Interdisciplinarity

The questions of tomorrow call for multi-perspective solutions. Convergence research — deep integration of knowledge, approaches are our answers to the compelling global challenges on sustainable development, science and technology and health issues.

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Key statistics

  • 10.8
    No. of students per staff
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  • 23%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 23 : 77
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 33,825
    Number of FTE Students
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Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings

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