[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 most renowned universities in the world (P. 45) Zhejiang University (China): One of the top five academic institutions in mainland China


(Worldkings.org) Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most picturesque cities – Zhejiang University is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest; its roots can be traced back to 1897.

Zhejiang University, abbreviated as ZJU or Zheda, is a national public research university based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. As a member of the prestigious C9 League, ZJU is consistently ranked among the top 5 academic institutions in mainland China. Founded as Qiushi Academy in 1897, it is the oldest university in Zhejiang and one of the oldest in China.


The University is organized across seven faculties and 39 schools offering more than 140 undergraduate and 300 graduate programs. It is home to 4,383 full-time faculty members and 63,136 full-time students, over 53% of whom are postgraduate students. The university also has seven affiliated hospitals, 1 museum, 2 international joint institutes, and boasts over 200 student organizations. The university is also deeply involved in and supports academic-industry collaboration and local industry innovations and development. Besides, ZJU also has partnerships in place with more than 180 institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide. Included among them are such leading institutions as Imperial College London, the University of Sydney and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


In 2022, with a budget of 26.1 billion Chinese yuan, the university had the second largest budget in China after Tsinghua. Regarding scientific research output, the Nature Index Annual Table 2022 ranked ZJU the sixth university in China, the 7th university in the Asia Pacific region, and 11th in the world among global universities. In the fourth round of China University Subject Rankings by the Ministry of Education released in 2018, ZJU had 31 subjects rated A, the most among Chinese universities, among which 11 subjects were rated A+, the third most after Peking and Tsinghua.

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 100 of its alumni sit at the helm of domestic or overseas listed companies, making the University synonymous with excellence and leadership.


Among the faculty of over 4,000 at ZJU are 52 members from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 15 Distinguished Professors of Humanities, 101 Chang Jiang Scholars, and 154 recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Notable ZJU alumni include political leader Chen Duxiu, physicists such as Tsung-Dao Lee, Chien-Shiung Wu and Qian Sanqiang, and entrepreneurs such as Shi Yuzhu, Colin Huang and Duan Yongping.


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