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About Zhejiang University

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 its 119-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, Zijingang Campus

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/ depterment, 1 polytechnic Institute, Zhejiang University has 14primary and 21 secondary national leading academic disciplines.

As of Dec. 2016, there are a total of 48,762 full-time students enrolled at Zhejiang University, including approximately 15,092 graduate students, 9,537 Ph.D candidates, and 24,133 undergraduates. In addition, there are about 6,237 international students currently attending Zhejiang University. Among its approximate 3,502 standing faculty members, 1,552 faculty members have title of professor. Other important facts and figures are as follows: 18 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 88 experts in State “1000-elite Programs”, 41 chief scientists of national 973 projects, 127 Chair Professors in Cheung Kong Scholar Program, and 129 scholars awarded with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. With seven campuses, namely Zijingang, Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Zhijiang, Zhoushan and Haining campus, Zhejiang University encompasses an area of 4,265,678 square meters with school buildings covering 2,575,983 square meters of floor space. The university library holds a collection of more than 6.935 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.

Maps of Zhejiang University

Maps of Zhejiang University

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