25 Facts About Zhejiang University


Zhejiang University, abbreviated as ZJU or Zheda and formerly romanized as Chekiang University, is a national public research university based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

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Zhejiang University holds 7 faculties, 37 colleges, schools, and departments, offering more than 140 undergraduate and 300 graduate programs.

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The students of Chekiang carried historical collections of Zhejiang University, including Siku Quanshu stored in the Wenlan Pavilion, to avoid them falling into Japanese hand.

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In October 1950, the university was renamed as Chekiang Zhejiang University, removing "National" from its name, according to the order from the Ministry of Education of the new Communist government.

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The division of Zhejiang University was opposed by the faculty, among which Su Buqing and Tan Jiazhen once claimed to boycott the relocation.

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Socialist Education Movement from 1963 to 1965 and the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976 made most of Zhejiang University faculty, including Liu Dan under attack, leading to a halt of most of teaching activities.

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In 1966, the students of Zhejiang University protected the Lingying Temple from being destroyed by the Red Guards who were mostly high school students in Hangzhou.

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Zhejiang University students were echoed by local villagers and Hangzhou citizens, as well as the students of Hangzhou University and Zhejiang Lu Xun Academy of Art who then joined them to protect the temple.

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Zhejiang University joined three honorary presidents, i e Kuang Yaming of Nanjing University, Li Shusen of Tianjin University and Qu Bochuan of Dalian Institute of Technology to draft an advisory letter to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, in which they advised the government to select 50 key universities in China for national investment in higher education.

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In 1989, the students at Zhejiang University held demonstrations at Wulin Square, Hangzhou with more than 10 other universities in Hangzhou to support the democracy movement in Beijing.

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In 1998, with the approval of the State Council, the new Zhejiang University was established as a combination of four major universities.

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In 2005, the university set up Zhejiang University Holding Group, later renamed as Zhejiang University Yuanzheng Holding Group.

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In June 2012, Zhejiang University founded the Ocean College in collaboration with Zhoushan municipal government.

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The Ningbo Institute of Technology, which used to be an ZJU affiliated independent technical college, was transformed into NingboTech Zhejiang University that is independent from ZJU, but remains in the Ningbo campus of ZJU.

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Huajiachi campus was previously Zhejiang Agricultural University before merging with Zhejiang University and served as the old Huajiachi Campus for the National Chekiang University before the early 1950s.

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Zhejiang University library has not set up a branch library in the campus, yet its resources are available at NingboTech's library.

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In January 2020, the NIT was made independent from Zhejiang University and renamed as NingboTech University, but remains in the campus.

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In 2014, the Zhejiang University Anthem was ranked the most popular university anthem, according to an online survey by the news office of the Ministry of Education.

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Current logo of Zhejiang University was introduced by the university council meeting in January 1991.

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University is organized according to Zhejiang University Chapter approved by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

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Zhejiang University consistently stands among top receivers of alumni donations in China.

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Zhejiang University has 11 State Key Laboratories, as one of the universities with most SKLs in China, which include:.

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Zhejiang University has three State Specialized Labs, including the State Specialized Lab of Secondary Resources Chemical Engineering, the State Specialized Lab of Power Electronics, and the State Specialized Lab of Biomedical Sensor.

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Zhejiang University is consistently ranked among the top universities in China and the Asia-Pacific according to major international university rankings.

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Zhejiang University was among the top 50 most reputation universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

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