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Zhejiang University


The main root of the current Zhejiang University, Qiushi Academy, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher education in China. Since 1901 Qiushi Academy had its name changed several times, and even was once suspended.


Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents.


  • Total research funding (2019): ¥5.35 billion
  • National Natural Science Fund projects (2019): 909
  • National Social Science Fund projects (2019): 69
  • Chinese invention patents issued (2019): 2,853
  • Papers included in SCI (2019): 8,230
  • Companies created by ZJU entrepreneurs: 140+

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

The Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center of Zhejiang University is responsible for providing services such as accommodation, food and drink, management of the classrooms within the building of the International College.

International students who need to live in campus will be allocated by the university according to their majors, campuses where they will take their lectures. Necessities include beddings, desk and bookshelf, air-conditioning, hot water supply, campus wired and wireless network.

Library services

With a total space of 86,000 square meters, the university libraries has a collection of more than 6,830,000 volumes. In addition, the library has introduced over 400 electronic databases in all disciplines, including over 1,700,000 e-books, over 79,480 full-text journals in different languages.

ICT services

Zhejiang University Computer Center, located in Zijjingang Campus, Xixi Campus and Huajiachi Campus, is an important information center responsible for teaching computer as a fundamental course, the Center possesses the highest-caliber training equipment in Zhejiang, including the Cisco Systems and standard computer rooms with over 3,000 computers.

Medical services

Students who stay in the university for six months or above are entitled to comprehensive insurance offered by the university, including accident medical insurance, hospitalization expenses, accident deformity, death insurance

Campus life

Zhejiang University has seven campuses.

  • Zijingang

 Zijingang hosts the administrative offices of 11 schools/colleges, including Civil Engineering and Architecture, International Studies, Life Sciences, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, and Management.

  • Yuquan

 The campus is home to most schools/departments in the Faculty of Engineering.

  • Xixi

Xixi Campus hosts four colleges, namely, Humanities, Education, Media and International Culture, and Marxism. 

  • Huajiachi

Located in east Hangzhou, it mainly offers continuing education. 

  • Zhijiang

Zhijiang Campus is home to ZJU's Guanghua Law School.

  • Zhoushan

 Zhoushan Campus is a new campus hosting the Ocean College.

  • Haining
Haining offers transnational education in its joint institutes.

Student clubs

There are as many as 143 students organizations all over the university, which serve to nurture the students' extra curricular interests and develop their abilities.

Officially recognized by the Department of Education of the Zhejiang Province.

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China

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