Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang University is a prestigious institution of higher education with a long history. Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents.
As of Jun. 2016, there are a total of more than 46,970 full-time students enrolled, including approximately 14,142 graduate students, 8,931 Ph.D candidates, and 23,897 undergraduates. There are about 5,849 international students currently attending Zhejiang University. Among its approximate 3,601 standing faculty members, 1,552 faculty members have title of professor. Other important facts and figures are as follows: 15 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 18 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 76 experts in State "1000-elite Programs", 41 chief scientists of national 973 projects, 120 Chair Professors in Cheung Kong Scholar Program, and 116 scholars awarded with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. With seven campuses, namely Zijingang, Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi Zhijiang, Zhoushan and Haining campus, Zhejiang University encompasses an area of 4,503,741 square meters with school buildings covering 2,047,856 square meters of floor space. The university library holds a collection of more than 6.83 million volumes. In addition, Zhejiang University has 7 high-level affiliated hospitals.
As a national university standing by River Qiantang, Zhejiang University is striving to build itself into an innovative comprehensive research university with a world-class status. Zhejiang University will be adhering to the spirit of seeking the truth and pioneering new trails, dedicating itself to creating and disseminating knowledge, inheriting and advancing civilization, serving and leading the society, and promoting national prosperity, social development and human progress.