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Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute (ZJU-UIUC)

About Zhejiang University:

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is a top-tier comprehensive research university in China, renowned for its rich history and excellent academic reputation. Located in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, the university has been a leader in academic innovation and research breakthroughs since its establishment in 1897. Zhejiang University ranks prominently in the QS World University Rankings and is famous for its strong programs in engineering, computer science, medicine, and economics. The university comprises seven campuses, which offer beautiful environments and state-of-the-art facilities, providing abundant learning and research resources. Additionally, Zhejiang University emphasizes the integration of innovation and practice, maintaining close collaborations with numerous top global enterprises and research institutions, thereby offering students extensive internship and employment opportunities. The university has cultivated a large number of well-known alumni, including scientists, entrepreneurs, and political leaders, and offers a diverse range of courses and extensive international exchange programs aimed at developing future leaders with a global perspective.

International Campus, Zhejiang University was established to enhance international cooperation and cultivate talent with a global outlook. Located in Haining, Zhejiang Province, this campus has been an important platform for domestic and international student and scholar exchanges since its inception in 2016. The campus spans a vast area and features advanced teaching facilities and research equipment, providing a first-class learning and research environment for students and faculty. The campus design emphasizes openness and innovation, blending Eastern and Western architectural elements that reflect traditional Chinese aesthetics while meeting modern functional needs. Moreover, the International Campus offers several dual degree programs and joint training projects in cooperation with top universities worldwide. Students here can enjoy a cross-cultural learning experience and have opportunities to participate in international conferences, research projects, and student exchange programs. Additionally, the campus regularly hosts various international cultural events and academic forums, further promoting international academic exchange and cultural integration.

About ZJU-UIUC Institute:

The Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute or ZJUI) is a jointly operated engineering college on the Zhejiang University (ZJU) International Campus in Haining, China, about 120km southwest of Shanghai. By introducing top engineering curricula and resources from UIUC, complemented with support from colleges and departments from ZJU, ZJUI provides a world-class engineering education. Committed to educating innovators in engineering and leaders of tomorrow, ZJUI strives to build a global engineering education and research system featuring interdisciplinary convergence.

The ZJU-UIUC Institute conducts teaching and research in broad program themes of Engineering Sciences for Devices and Applied Materials, Data and Information Sciences, Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Systems Sciences. Undergraduate and graduate degrees (Master and PhD) are offered in computer engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil & environmental engineering. Classes and student activities are conducted in English. Students are enrolled to earn dual degrees from ZJU and from UIUC. Many of the Institute’s research activities have important humanities aspects, including understanding of social and economic impact, sustainable development, consideration of human interactions, impact on education, and public outreach.

The ZJU-UIUC Institute creates a unique student experience of multidisciplinary collaboration, technical leadership, teamwork, and creative excellence. We cordially invite talented Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to collaborate and develop cross-disciplinary solutions with us at ZJUI.

Key Facts

Establishment time:
  • Zhejiang University, founded in 1897
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, founded in 1867
  • ZJU-UIUC Institute, founded in 2016
Campus location:
  • Haining, Zhejiang Province (Located in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, halfway between Hangzhou and Shanghai)
Number of employees at ZJUI:
  • 100+ (Foreign faculty account for about 45%)
Number of students at ZJUI:
  • 1300+
University Ranking:
  • Zhejiang University:
    • 2024 QS World: 44
    • Member of China’s “Double First-class” Initiatives.
    • Top 3 universities in Best Chinese Universities Ranking and top 100 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings and QS World University Rankings.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign:
    • 2024 QS World: 67
    • The “Public Ivy”, Founding member of the Big Ten Conference and a member of the Association of American Universities.
    • It is a global leader for engineering education and research, with its engineering programs ranked 7th in the U.S. Best Universities Rankings published by US News & World Report in 2023.

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