Zhenjiang University (浙江大学)

In September 1998, a new Zhejiang University was established on the basis of the amalgamation of the four universities, namely Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University, all located in the garden city of Hangzhou. The four universities grew out of the same institution, the Qiushi Academy (with the literal meaning of "seeking truth"), which was founded in 1897, also once known as the "Cambridge of the East."

Zhejiang University is a key comprehensive university whose fields of study cover eleven branches of learning, namely philosophy, literature, history, education, science, economics, law, management, engineering, agriculture and medicine. The University now occupies six campuses (Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Hubin, Zhijian, and Zijin'gang) spread over 533 hectares.

Currently, the University has 44,151 full-time students, including 24,983 undergraduates, 11,883 graduate students working for master degree, and 6,050 doctoral candidates. There are 8,400 faculty and staff members, including 13 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 9 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 1,100 full professors and over 2,400 associate professors. The university library has a collection of more than 6,260,000 volumes.

ZJU is located in the city of Hangzhou, a city steeped in natural beauty and history. Hangzhou is often described as paradise on earth. "In heaven above, is paradise. On earth below, there is Suzhou and Hangzhou. 上有天堂下有苏杭." Hangzhou was one of the "Seven Ancient Capitals of China" and is built around the picturesque West Lake, one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. The city is traditionally known for its textiles, silk and tea industry and is now one of the fastest growing cites in China.

ZJU will be continuing its partnership with CCCEF in 2008. Its history of excellence and its growing repertoire in all areas of education and research as the premiere institution of Eastern China adds another rich cultural dimension to the CSE program. Since 1998, ZJU has been placing greater emphasis on international alliances with universities and research institutions around the world. Today, more than 2,000 international students and 300 teaching scholars from 90 different countries contribute to the exchange of knowledge and culture in ZJU.