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 February 2016 - 31 January 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 February 2016 - 31 January 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.

368 163.25 163.25

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 153 49.19 49.19
Life Sciences 95 29.80 29.80
Earth & Environmental Sciences 12 2.78 2.78
1 0.20 0.20
1 0.06 0.06
1 0.33 0.33
1 0.67 0.67
5 1.16 1.16
1 0.17 0.17
1 0.11 0.11
1 0.08 0.08
Chemistry 155 99.46 99.46

Highlight of the month: Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Holey material snares industrial contaminants

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A family of porous materials can trap and store acetylene gas, which can be an industrial contaminant, much more effectively than conventional processes, according to a team including researchers from Zhejiang University.

The team’s metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) could be used to produce pure streams of ethane, a feedstock for many plastics, which is often contaminated by acetylene during the refining process. The MOFs contain copper atoms connected by carbon-based molecules, and hexafluorosilicate ions, which collectively form a three-dimensional scaffold.

Other MOFs have been able to either suck up large amounts of acetylene, or selectively adsorb traces of the gas from mixtures. But these are the first materials to combine both qualities, thanks to the strong binding between weakly basic hexafluorosilicate ions and weakly acidic acetylene.

One of the new MOFs purified a 99:1 mixture of ethene and acetylene so that the resulting gas stream contained less than 2 parts per million acetylene, far exceeding purity requirements for industrial polymerization processes.

  1. Science 353,141–144 (2016). doi: 10.1126/science.aaf2458

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1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 55.12% Domestic
  • 44.88% 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 (39.60)
  2. Fudan University, China (22.67)
  3. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China (17.49)
  4. Nanjing University (NJU), China (11.56)
  5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (10.93)
  6. Tsinghua University (TH), China (7.90)
  7. Peking University (PKU), China (7.07)
  8. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (6.30)
  9. People's Liberation Army (PLA), China (5.02)
  10. Renmin University of China (RUC), China (4.16)

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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