Academic Ranking of World Universities

Zhejiang University
English Name: Zhejiang University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China
Found Year: 1897
Address: 866 Yuhangtang Road

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 1928, the academy was named National Zhejiang University. During the war time in 1940s, Zhejiang University moved to Zunyi, Meitan and other places in succession and stayed in West China for seven years. In 1946, Zhejiang University returned to Hangzhou. In 1952, due to a nationwide restructuring of universities, Zhejiang University underwent a reshuffling of disciplines. Some departments merged into other universities and Chinese Academy of Sciences. The remaining departments were divided and developed to become 4 specialized higher education institutions, namely former Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University. In 1998, the four universities sharing the same ancestor merged to form the new Zhejiang University and set a new goal – to develop into a world-class university. In its 116-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 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, Zhejiang University has 14 primary and 21 secondary national leading academic disciplines. According to the data released by ESI, as of the end of October 2014, there are 17 subjects of our school lying into top 1% of the academic institutions in the world, ranking the second of Chinese universities; four disciplines into top 1 of the world, ranking top of Chinese universities; six disciplines into top 100 of the world and 4 disciplines into top 50 of the world, ranking top of Chinese universities.


Zhejiang University has long been holding the educational philosophy of putting people foremost, cultivating all-round competence in students, seeking the truth and pioneering new trails in search of excellence, and is committed to developing innovative talents and future leaders with high-quality and an international perspective. Zhejiang University has turned out a large number of outstanding talents in its history. There are more than 160 alumni elected members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. With educational thoughts advancing with the times, Zhejiang University paces the whole nation in educational reforms. Rich campus culture, advanced teaching facilities and a wide range of international exchanges create favorable conditions for students’ development.


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. In 2014, research fund at Zhejiang University amounted to 3.121 billion Yuan. 115 projects under research have each secured a grant of more than 10 million.


As of  Dec. 31, 2014, there are a total of more than 46,364 full-time students enrolled at Zhejiang University, including approximately 13,952 graduate students, 8,779 Ph.D candidates, and 23,633 undergraduates. In addition, there are about 5,746 international students currently attending Zhejiang University. Among its approximate 3,437 standing faculty members, 1,474 faculty members have title of professor. Other important facts and figures are as follows: 12 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 69 experts in State "1000-elite Programs", 41 chief scientists of national 973 projects, 111 Chair Professors in Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and 105 scholars awarded with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. With five campuses, namely Zijingang, Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi and Zhijiang campus, Zhejiang University encompasses an area of 4,503,741 square meters with school buildings covering 2,308,783 square meters of floor space. The university library holds a collection of more than 6.71 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.

Total Enrollment:45300
           International Students:1327(3%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:25138
           International Students:1022(4%)
Graduate Enrollment:20162
           International Students:305(2%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Agricultural Economy and Management
           Agricultural Resources and Environment
           Animal Medicine
           Animal Science
           Applied Biosciences
           Applied Chemistry (Chemical Biology Direction)
           Applied Psychology (Including Psychological Counseling Direction)
           Architecture (5 Years, Including Landscape Architecture)
           Art and Design, Fine Arts
           Atmospheric Sciences
           Automation (Control)
           Automation (Electrical)
           Basic Medicine (5 Years)
           Biological Engineering
           Biological Sciences
           Biomedical Engineering
           Biosystems Engineering
           Chemical Engineering and Technology
           Chinese As A Foreign Language
           Chinese Herbal Medicine
           Chinese Language and Literature (Including Film and Animation Director)
           Civil Engineering
           Classical Literature
           Clinical Medicine
           Clinical Medicine (5 Years)
           Computer Science and Technology
           Digital Media Technology
           Earth Information Science and Technology
           Editing and Publishing
           Education (Curriculum Theory and Instructional Design, International and Comparative Education)
           Educational Technology
           Electrical Engineering and Automation
           Electronic and Information Engineering
           Electronic Information Technology and Instruments
           Electronic Science and Technology
           Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering (Including Energy, Environmental Engineering and Automation, Refrigeration, Artificial Environment and Automation)
           Engineering Mechanics
           Environmental Engineering
           Environmental Science
           Financial Management
           Food Science and Engineering
           Geographic Information Science and Technology
           Geographic Information Systems
           Geographic Information Systems
           History (Including Cultural Industry Management)
           Human Resource Management
           Industrial Design
           Industrial Engineering
           Information and Communication Engineering
           Information and Computing Science (Including Information Processing and Information Security, Computer Graphics)
           Information Engineering
           Information Engineering (Photovoltaic)
           Information Management and Information System
           Information Resources Management (Including E-Government)
           International Economy and Trade
           International Political
           Japanese Language
           Labor and Social Security (Social Security, Risk Management)
           Logistics Management
           Management of  Land Resources (Land Resource Management, City and the  Real Estate Management)
           Marine Engineering and Technology
           Materials Science and Engineering
           Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Including Operational Research)
           Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
           Mechanical Design Manufacturing and Automation (Automotive Engineering)
           Mechanical Engineering and Automation
           New Energy Science and Engineering
           Pharmaceutical Engineering
           Pharmaceutical Preparations
           Physics (Including Electronic Information)
           Plant Protection
           Political Science and Public Administration
           Polymer Materials and Engineering
           Preventive Medicine (5 Years)
           Process Equipment and Control Engineering
           Public Administration (Educational Leadership and Management)
           Radio and Television Journalism
           Resources and Environment and Urban Planning
           Resources and Environmental Science
           Software Engineering
           Sports Industry Management
           Stomatology (Accelerated Degree)
           Tea Science
           The Statistics (Including Financial Mathematics, Actuarial, Biometric Direction)
           Tourism Management
           Town Planning (5 Years)
           Vehicle Design and Engineering
           Water Resources and Marine Engineering (Including Port, Waterway and Coastal Engineering)
Graduate Programs
           Adult Education
           Aerospace Electrical Control
           Aerospace It
           Aerospace Propulsion Theory and Engineering
           Agricultural Biological Environmental and Energy Engineering
           Agricultural Economics and Management
           Agricultural Electrification and Automation
           Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control
           Agricultural Mechanization Engineering
           Agricultural Products Processing and Storage
           Agricultural Remote Sensing and Information Technology
           Agricultural Soil and Water Engineering
           Aircraft Design
           Ancient Chinese Literature
           Animal Genetic Breeding and Reproduction
           Animal Nutrition and Feed Science
           Applied Chemistry
           Applied Computer Technology
           Applied Mathematics
           Applied Psychology
           Architectural Design and Theory
           Architectural History and Theory
           Architectural Science and Technology
           Archival Science
           Art of  Design
           Atomic and Molecular Physics
           Basic Mathematics
           Basic Psychology
           Basic Veterinary Science
           Biochemical Engineering
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
           Biomedical Engineering
           Biosystems Engineering
           Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
           Business Management
           Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
           Cell Biology
           Cereals, Oils and Vegetable Protein Engineering
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemical Process Equipment
           Chemical Process Information Engineering
           Chemical Processes
           Chinese and Foreign Political System
           Chinese Classical Literature
           Chinese Herbal Medicine
           Chinese Modern and Contemporary History
           Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature
           Chinese Philology
           Chinese Philosophy
           Circuits and Systems
           Civil and Commercial Law
           Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
           Clinical Stomatology
           Clinical Veterinary Medicine
           Comparative Education
           Comparative Literature and World Literature
           Computational Mathematics
           Computer Software and Theory
           Computer System Architecture
           Condensed Matter Physics
           Constitutional and Administrative Law
           Control Science and Engineering
           Control Theory and Control Engineering
           Cpc'S History (Including the  Party'S Doctrine and Party Building)
           Criminal Law
           Crop Science
           Curriculum and Pedagogy
           Dermatology and Venereology
           Design and Manufacture of  Ships and Marine Structures
           Developmental and Educational Psychology
           Developmental Biology
           Digital Art and Design
           Disaster Prevention and Reduction Engineering and Protective Engineering
           Economic History
           Economic Law
           Educational Economy and Management
           Educational Technology
           Electrical Machinery and Apparatus
           Electrical Theory and New Technology
           Electronic Information Technology and Instruments
           Emergency Medicine
           Energy and Environmental Engineering
           Energy Engineering Research
           Engineering Management
           Engineering Mechanics
           Engineering Thermal Physics
           English Language and Literature
           Entrepreneurial Management
           Environment and Natural Resources Protection Law
           Environmental Biology
           Environmental Engineering
           Environmental Remediation and Renewable Resources
           Environmental Science
           Epidemiology and Health Statistics
           Ethnic Traditional Sports
           Fermentation Engineering
           Field and Microwave Technology
           Fine Arts
           Fluid Machinery and Engineering
           Food Safety
           Food Science
           Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
           Foreign Philosophy
           Forestry Economics and Management
           French Language and Literature
           Garden Plants and Ornamental Horticulture
           General and Fundamental Mechanics
           General Practice
           Geological Resources and Geological Engineering
           Geotechnical Engineering
           German Language and Literature
           Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
           Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering
           High Voltage and Insulation Technology
           Higher Education
           Historical Geography
           History of  Ancient China
           History of  Economic Thought
           History of  Education
           History of  Science and Technology
           Human Anatomy and Embryology
           Human Geography
           Human Movement Science
           Humane Sociology of  Sports
           Hydraulic Structure Engineering
           Hydraulics and River Dynamics
           Hydrology and Water Resources
           Hygienic Toxicology
           Ideological and Political Education
           Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
           Industrial Catalysis
           Industrial Economics
           Industrial Engineering
           Information and Communication Engineering
           Information Resources Management
           Information Science
           Internal Medicine
           International Law
           International Political
           International Relations
           International Trade
           Japanese Language and Literature
           Labor Economics
           Land Resource Management
           Legal History
           Legal Theory
           Leisure Studies
           Library Science
           Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
           Literary Aesthetics
           Literature and Art
           Management Science and Engineering
           Manufacturing Engineering of  Aerospace
           Marine Biology
           Marine Geology
           Marine Structures and the  Environment
           Marxism in China
           Marxist Philosophy
           Materials Science and Engineering
           Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
           Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
           Mechanical Design and Theory
           Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation
           Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics
           Mineralogy, Petrology, Ore Deposits
           Modern Chinese History
           Municipal Engineering
           National Economics
           Navigation, Guidance and Control
           Non-Traditional Security Management
           Nuclear Technology and Applications
           Nutrition and Food Hygiene
           Obstetrics and Gynecology
           Occupational and Environmental Health
           Of Ancient Learn and Museology
           Operational Research and Cybernetics
           Optical Communication Technology
           Optical Engineering
           Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics
           Pathogen Biology
           Pathology and Pathophysiology
           Pesticide Science
           Pharmaceutical Engineering
           Philosophy and Aesthetics
           Philosophy of  Science and Technology
           Physical Education and Training
           Physical Electronics
           Physical Geography
           Plant Nutrition
           Plant Pathology
           Plant Protection
           Plasma Physics
           Political Economy
           Political Theory
           Polymer Chemistry and Physics
           Polymer Materials
           Population, Resources and Environmental Economics
           Power Electronics and Power Drives
           Power Equipment Information Engineering
           Power Machinery and Engineering
           Power System and Automation
           Precision Instrument and Machinery
           Preventive Veterinary Medicine
           Principles of  Education
           Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
           Procedural Law
           Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene
           Quantitative Economics
           Radio and Television Arts
           Radio Physics
           Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering
           Regional Economics
           Religious Studies
           Road and Railway Engineering
           Russian Language and Literature
           Scientific Socialism and the  International Communist Movement
           Social Medicine and Health Management
           Social Security
           Solid Mechanics
           Special Economic Animal Breeding (Including Silkworms and Bees)
           Special History
           Sports Medicine
           Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
           Structural Engineering
           Structural Geology (Including Orogenic Belt and Basin Tectonics, Crustal Deformation and Complex Structure Modeling, Oil and Gas Basin Tectonic Analysis, Geological Processes Numerical Simulation)
           Systems Analysis and Integration
           Technology Economy and Management
           The Basic Principles of  Marxism
           The Electricity Project Management and Information Technology
           Theoretical Physics
           Thermal Power Engineering
           Tourism Management
           Urban Planning and Design
           Utilization and Protection of  Water Resources
           Vehicle Engineering
           Western Economics
           World Economy
           World History

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