Zhejiang University (ZJU)


Zhejiang University, founded in 1897, is one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions of tertiary education. It is located in Hangzhou—a historic and culturally dynamic city with picturesque scenery in China. The motto of Zhejiang University—‘seeking the truth and pioneering new trails’—reflects its time-honored dedication to knowledge and innovation.

Zhejiang University has attracted a galaxy of distinguished faculties in the globe. The current community of scholars includes 17 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 21 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The academic distinction of its 3,562 faculty members means it is poised to pursue its mission of advancing knowledge and making generous contributions to the world. The university’s fields of excellence span 12 disciplines, including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, etc. It has an enrollment of 47,339 degree candidates.

Research at Zhejiang University is exceptional in its breadth and depth. It has successively occupied the coveted No. 1 spot among China’s institutions, in many scientific and research indices, such as publications, paper citations and patents. The total budget for sponsored projects added up to 3.316 billion yuan in 2015. During the 12th Five-year Plan, the university clinched 4 first prizes and 26 second prizes in national science & technology awards. The latest ESI (Essential Science Indicators) statistics reveal that Zhejiang University ranks among the top 1% in 18 scientific fields. It is ranked 106th and 110th in the world by the U.S. News & World Report and the QS World University Rankings in their 2015 editions and ranks among the top 100 by the 2015 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

Zhejiang University is also committed to promoting cooperation with overseas institutions. It has entered into partnership with 120 overseas universities from 26 countries and has an enrollment of approximately 6,000 international students.

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1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Zhejiang University (ZJU) published between 1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

377 164.77 164.77

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Life Sciences 95 24.38 24.38
Physical Sciences 152 46.87 46.87
Chemistry 168 108.32 108.32
Earth & Environmental Sciences 10 2.93 2.93

Highlight of the month: Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Turning Mr Nice Guy on his head

© Andrejs Zemdega/E+/Getty

© Andrejs Zemdega/E+/Getty

The prisoner’s dilemma, a classical problem posed in game theory, suggests that it’s best to cooperate with partners-in-crime. Now, a team of researchers have experimentally proven that sometimes it might be better to rat out your companions, but only in repeat interactions.

The team, which included researchers from Zhejiang University recruited 256 volunteers to play a game, consisting of 60 or 500 consecutive rounds where they could choose to ‘cooperate’ with a computerized opponent or ‘defect’. The digital foe would either exploit an opponent’s tendency to cooperate by occasionally defecting — or employ a ‘generous’ strategy based on mutual cooperation.

The team found that when the volunteers were aware of their opponent’s artificial nature, and in long rounds, the opponents that used exploitative strategies significantly outperformed the benign. “For an individual, the prospect of interacting with a machine-like opponent is not uncommon,” say the authors, noting that there are increasing numbers of artificial intelligence products entering the market.

  1. Nature Communications 2015; 7, 11125. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11125

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1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 57.27% Domestic
  • 42.73% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (192 total)

  • Zhejiang University (ZJU), China
  • Domestic institution
  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (41.13)
  2. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China (17.58)
  3. Fudan University, China (17.48)
  4. Nanjing University (NJU), China (12.49)
  5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (11.88)
  6. People's Liberation Army (PLA), China (10)
  7. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (6.22)
  8. Tsinghua University (TH), China (5.99)
  9. Peking University (PKU), China (5.64)
  10. Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China (5.11)

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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