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Zhejiang University of Technology
2012-05-29 21:35:26

 

 

The year 1953 saw the establishment of a new Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, the picturesque historical and cultural city in China. Dating back to 1910 as Zhejiang Technology School, the University has successively gone through various historical periods, namely, Hangzhou Chemical Engineering School, Zhejiang Secondary Chemical School, Zhejiang Chemical College, and Zhejiang Engineering College. The present university, as a provincial key comprehensive university, can offer not only engineering courses, but also a large range of disciplines like liberal arts, science, law, economics, pharmaceutical science, industrial and commercial management and education. And with a national key laboratory and a post-doctoral program, the University is entitled to confer degrees of master, doctor, MBA. In addition, it has been granted the right to recommend outstanding undergraduates as candidates for graduate programs in other universities without entrance examinations and the right to recruit international students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

The university now consists of 3 campuses, covering a total area of over 213 hectares with a floor space of 840,000 square meters. It has 21 colleges and 2 departments, including College of Chemical and Material Engineering, College of Electromechanical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, College of Information Engineering, College of Business and Administration, College of Vocational and Technical Education, College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, College of Humanities, College of Art, International College, College of Science, College of Foreign Languages, Law School, College of pharmaceutical Science, Zhijiang College, Jianxing College, School of Politics and Public Administration ,College of Educational Science and Technology ,College of Adult Education, Software College, Software Vocational College, Department of Social Science, Department of Physical Education and Military Training.

The university has highly qualified teachers. Altogether there are over 3,000 faculty and staff members, including 1,838 full-time teachers. Among the teachers, there are 336 full professors, 802 associate professors, 586 Ph.D. degree holders, 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 concurrent academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 state-level Young and Middle-Aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions, 2 state-level Distinguished Teachers, 5 winners of National Outstanding Youth Foundation, 1 Innovation Group of the Ministry of Education, 22 state-level excellent scholar training programs, 4 provincial Super Experts, 15 provincial Young and Middle-Aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions, and 6 provincial-level distinguished professors.

The University strives to cultivate talents with both expertise and high moral standards, who can properly contribute to the economic development in Zhejiang and other areas. For the past 5 years, its students have achieved remarkably many times in national or international competitions of college students on mathematical modeling, electronic designing and architectural designing, and won over 40 national prizes and 250 provincial prizes. To name just a few, 2 prizes in national scientific innovation contests, 1 special prize in national competition of college students on mathematical modeling. And in 2003, the University has successfully passed the assessment of the Ministry of Education and with an employment rate of 95%, which is highly praised by their employers in various sectors.

To better facilitate international exchange and cooperation, the University has established partnerships with more than 30 universities from America, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Australia and Russia to conduct academic exchanges, scientific research and cooperation. International students from about 15 countries have been enrolled here to learn Chinese, Chinese culture, and other courses in undergraduate and graduate programs of various majors.

At present, to further implement the national policy of invigorating the country through science and education, the University will continue to prioritize education and research and endeavor to become a first-rate university in both teaching and research, thus making a definite contribution to the invigoration and prosperity of the country.


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