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Founded in 1897, as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China, ZJU is a leading research university under the direct administration of China's Ministry of Education. Reputed as "the East Cambridge" in history, ZJU has always been ranked among the few top universities in China in terms of its comprehensive academic strength shown in teaching, research and social service.

ZJU is the most comprehensive university in China whose fields of studies cover 12 major branches of learning, namely philosophy, education, literature, history, management, science, engineering, economics, law, arts, agriculture and medicine. The university has 27 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering and over 3,700 full professors and associate professors. Its 37 schools and departments altogether offer 207 doctoral programs, 288 master-degree programs, 112 undergraduate programs and various other learning programs for international students to choose from.

ZJU is equipped with advanced teaching, research and recreational facilities on its five campuses, including computing centers, sports centers and recreational centers. With a collection of more than 6,430,000 volumes, the university library has over 1,460,000 e-books, over 17,000 full-text Chinese and foreign language journals. In addition, the university has 6 affiliated hospitals, which also serve as teaching and learning bases for students majoring in medicine and life sciences.

There were more than 5,200 international students from 130 countries throughout the world in the university in year 2013. With students from a great number of nationalities, the university is virtually a miniature international community, which offers the students good opportunities to understand and experience different cultures.

Zhejiang University (ZJU) is located in the coastal city of Hangzhou. As one of the  China's 7 ancient capitals, Hangzhou is a world-famous tourist resort praised as "a paradise on earth", boasting very favorable natural conditions, with a mild climate, convenient transportation systems, picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage.

Zhejiang University Homepage: http://www.zju.edu.cn

Zhejiang University International Student Office Homepage: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn