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 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Zhejiang University (ZJU) published between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 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.

373 156.04 156.04

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Chemistry 158 95.39 95.39
Earth & Environmental Sciences 13 2.54 2.54
Physical Sciences 153 45.67 45.67
Life Sciences 99 29.95 29.95

Highlight of the month: Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Frisky fruit flies



A cluster of neurons that control the intensity of male sexual behaviour in the brains of the common fruit fly has been identified by a China-US team including Zhejiang University researchers.

The team identified a cluster of neurons, the inferior posterior slope (IPS), in the fruit fly brain that produce and interact with the naturally-found molecule tyramine. Tyramine is a known building block of the behaviour-altering neurotransmitter octopamine, but, until now, there has been scant evidence of its independent effects on the brain.

When the scientists produced flies with ‘broken’ IPS tyramine receptors, the flies exhibited a significant increase in courtship activity, even in male-male interaction in the absence of female flies. It is now thought that tyramine and its receptor play an inhibitory role in sexual behaviour.

As tyramine is present in the brains of mammals as well as fruit flies, more research is warranted into whether it also performs behavioural functions in higher animals.

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  1. Current Biology 118, 2246–2256 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.061

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Top articles by Altmetric score:

Chilling-induced tomato flavor loss is associated with altered volatile synthesis and transient changes in DNA methylation

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


THADAfusion is a mechanism of IGF2BP3 activation and IGF1R signaling in thyroid cancer

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


IL-33 ameliorates Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology and cognitive decline

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America


1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 53.56% Domestic
  • 46.44% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (175 total)

  • Zhejiang University (ZJU), China
  • Domestic institution
  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (35.89)
  2. Fudan University, China (20.39)
  3. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China (15.98)
  4. Nanjing University (NJU), China (9.44)
  5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (8.65)
  6. Tsinghua University (TH), China (7.70)
  7. People's Liberation Army (PLA), China (5.96)
  8. Peking University (PKU), China (5.66)
  9. Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China (5)
  10. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (4.59)

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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