Zhejiang University is one of China’s top higher education institutions, as well as one of its oldest. Located in Hangzhou, one of China’s most picturesque cities, the university is organized across seven faculties and 37 schools, and seven campuses. 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 clean energy, ocean technology, industrial control technology, and global public health initiatives. 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. ZJU has partnerships in place with around 180 institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide. With a cohort of over 7,000 international students and over 10,000 students annually participating in various overseas mobility programs, ZJU fully harnesses its extensive network to nurture talent with a global outlook.
Zhejiang University (ZJU)
#3ranked 3rd best Chinese university in the 2020 Shanghai Ranking, and can be found among the top 100 universities worldwide as 54th in the 2020 QS World University Ranking
140countries that ZJU students represent
54%of ZJU students are postgraduate ones
Zhejiang University is a research powerhouse with ten state key laboratories and 11 state engineering laboratories/centers. The university has set up 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 discipline clusters and find innovative solutions to big questions of tomorrow.
Engagement with IU
Indiana University and Zhejiang University have been partners since 1985. ZJU has a primary and sub-agreement with IU, which establishes a faculty exchange, administered by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.
- ZJU's School of Earth Sciences has also entered into an agreement with IU's Department of Geological Sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences that permits ZJU students to pursue degrees from both institutions. Qualifying students may transfer to IU for the purpose of completing a master's degree in geological sciences.
Over the years, IU and ZJU have exchanged graduate students (discontinued in 2013) and hosted groups of undergraduates for short-term programs at their respective university campuses.
In August 2012, the School of Education at IU and the College of Education at Zhejiang University entered into a broad cooperation agreement that lays the foundation for faculty and doctoral student exchanges, short-term undergraduate student visits, collaborative online courses, and other collaborative activities such as joint projects and joint sponsorship of international conferences.