Zhejiang university Zhejiang University was founded as one of the earliest institutions of modern higher education, and dates back to the formation of Qiushi Academy in 1897 by Chinese independently. After over one century of exploration and development, Zhejiang University has become one of China's top national universities with its solid research foundation, substantial technical strength and distinctive features. As a leading comprehensive and research-oriented university, Zhejiang University holds its worldwide respect and is in the first batch of memberships of Project 211(a project of 106
(as of 2007) key universities and colleges in the 21st century initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education of China.) and Project 985 (a constructive project for founding world-class universities in the 21st century conducted by the government of China.)
The Graduate Education at ZJU was initiated in 1927 and was formally established in December 1984. It was one of the first experimental graduate schools authorized by State Council. In February 1995, Zhejiang University along with other ten universities, received awards in an experimental graduate school evaluation organized by the Former State Education Commission, after which the graduate school was officially authorized.
Today's ZJU has become a national comprehensive key university whose fields of study cover eleven branches of learning, namely philosophy, economics, law,
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education, literature, history, science, medicine, engineering, agriculture and management. Currently, the university is entitled to confer master degrees in 312 programs and doctoral degrees in 276 programs. Zhejiang University makes great efforts to develop its first-level faculty and facilities. At present, there are 15 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 18 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 41 chief scientists of "973 Project", 120 professors of the "Cheung Kong Scholar's Program", 116 winners of National Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. There are over 2400 doctoral advisors and over 3937 master instructors among its full-time professors and associate professors. Besides, Zhejiang University has set up 54 post-doctor stations, 14 state key
(specialized) laboratories and 6 national engineering (technology) research centers. In addition, there are 3 state key research bases of humanities and social sciences, 8 National Basic Research & Teaching Personnel Training Bases , 4 National Teaching Bases for Basic Engineering Courses, 2 National Personnel Training Bases , and 41 provincial & ministerial - level key (open) laboratories at the university. Excellent graduate advisors and the state-of-the-art research facilities provide a solid foundation for high-level graduate education.


Zhejiang University focuses on a global Graduate education and has been working hard to set up a worldwide education network along with global research. It has agreements with many world-class universities as partner institutions. ZJU encourages students and its faculty to develop international perspectives. As of 2015, 1854 students had taken part in official research collaborations, exchange programs, joint education and international academic conferences over the world. There were also 332 international graduate students (137 doctoral students, 195 master graduate students) admitted in the 2015 academic year.


Zhejiang University has cultivated a pool of superior talents in the light of precise "Qiushi" (with the literal meaning of "seeking truth" in Chinese) learning style, and has made great achievements through innovative education and research systems. From 1999 to 2016, Zhejiang University has conferred 18,900 doctoral degrees, and 84,470 master degrees in total. There are 48 doctoral dissertations being prized for the "National Hundred Excellent Doctoral Dissertations" Award, and 93 doctoral dissertations being prized for Nominations. A large number of students have been involved in top quality research and these graduates are headed towards a great future ahead of their counterparts. Nowadays, there are 23,073 registered graduates, of which there are approximately 8,931 doctoral students and 14,142 master students. In addition, there are over 9,000 graduates pursuing professional degrees in part-time courses. Zhejiang University enrolls over 1,956 doctoral students and 5,050 graduate students in 2015.