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 1897 and the founding of the Qiushi Academy. Located in Hangzhou, one of China’s most picturesque cities, ZJU is home to over 60,000 students.
The university is organized across 7 faculties and 37 schools. As a top university in China supported by the “Double First-class” Initiative, ZJU is a research powerhouse with 10 state key laboratories, 11 state engineering laboratories/centers, and over 40 international joint labs/centers with private and public sectors. Capitalizing on its broad research portfolio, ZJU has launched the Innovation 2030, a university-wide strategic framework to catalyze collaboration among various discipline clusters and find innovative solutions to global challenges of tomorrow. At present, ZJU ranks among the top three on Chinese mainland and 53rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
The university prides itself on a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. With the embedded motto of “Seeking Truth and Pursuing Innovation”, ZJU will always be committed to transforming China and the world through active engagement.