President: Professor Wu Zhaohui
APRU Senior International Leader:
Professor Li Min, Director, Office of International Relations
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 the Qiushi Academy, founded in 1897.
Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most picturesque cities – the University is organized across seven faculties and 36 schools. It is home to more than 3,000 full-time faculty members, including 41 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. ZJU has over 50,000 students, over 53% of whom are postgraduate students. Laying claim to several areas of research strength, ZJU has eighteen disciplines selected for China’s “Double First-class” Initiative and 39 disciplines graded A in the recent national assessment.
The University prides itself on a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. 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. 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 has partnerships in place with more than 180 institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide. With more than 6,000 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 University of Edinburgh and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign it has also established the ZJU-UoE and ZJU-UIUC Institutes on Haining International Campus.