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.
After a hundred years of construction and development, 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, 18 disciplines of Zhejiang University have been selected for China’s “Double First-class” Initiative (3rd in China) and 39disciplines graded A in the recent national assessment (1st in China). Of all the 22 fields covered by the Essential Science Indicators (ESI), Zhejiang University has 18 disciplines listed among global top 1%, of which 8 fields are ranked among top 1‰ in the world (ESI data, March 2019). Zhejiang University has always been committed to cultivating talent with excellence, advancing science and technology development, serving for social well-being, and promoting advanced culture with the spirit best manifested by the university motto "Seeking truth, pursuing innovation".