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.

Find Zhejiang University’s profile in Naturejobs Career Guide Asia-Pacific 2016.

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1 January 2016 - 31 December 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 January 2016 - 31 December 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.

372 164.59 164.59

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 153 47.55 47.55
Chemistry 159 101.37 101.37
Life Sciences 96 29.44 29.44
Earth & Environmental Sciences 14 4.23 4.23

Highlight of the month: Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Immune therapy shows promise against Alzheimer’s

© Letizia Le Fur/ONOKY/Getty

© Letizia Le Fur/ONOKY/Getty

Alzheimer’s-like symptoms and cognitive decline were reversed in mice injected with an immune-activating molecule called interleukin-33. The therapeutic strategy, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA , will soon be tested on humans.

A team from China and the United Kingdom, including a researcher from Zhejiang University, injected mouse models of Alzheimer’s with interleukin-33, an immune protein known to be scarce in the brains of people with the devastating neurodegenerative condition. These mice performed better on memory tests and had less of the toxic beta-amyloid protein in their brains compared to placebo-treated controls. The interleukin therapy also reduced the brain inflammation that is thought to hasten the disease process.

Although human trials are needed, the research suggests a promising way to boost the immune system to help combat Alzheimer’s, for which there is no effective treatment.

  1. PNAS 113, E2705–E2713 (2016). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1604032113

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1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 56.66% Domestic
  • 43.34% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (186 total)

  • Zhejiang University (ZJU), China
  • Domestic institution
  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (41.68)
  2. Fudan University, China (20.14)
  3. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China (16.90)
  4. Nanjing University (NJU), China (11.18)
  5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (10.11)
  6. People's Liberation Army (PLA), China (7.79)
  7. Tsinghua University (TH), China (7.74)
  8. Peking University (PKU), China (7.10)
  9. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (6.09)
  10. Renmin University of China (RUC), China (4.23)

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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