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 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
16 8.46 8.46
38 15.20 15.20
2 0.09 0.09
10 7.63 7.63
11 5.81 5.81
1 0.01 0.01
25 4.29 4.29
2 0.17 0.17
3 0.11 0.11
3 0.03 0.03
12 2.63 2.63
25 4.42 4.42
4 0.34 0.34
1 0 0
Life Sciences 95 29.80 29.80
Earth & Environmental Sciences 12 2.78 2.78
Chemistry 155 99.46 99.46

Highlight of the month: Zhejiang University (ZJU)

Why cold-stored tomatoes taste bland

© PhotoAlto/Neville Mountford-Hoare/Getty

© PhotoAlto/Neville Mountford-Hoare/Getty

Cold storage may extend the shelf-life of tomatoes, but it drains the fruit of all its earthy, off-the-vine flavours — and a new study involving researchers from Zhejiang University explains why.

According to a US-China investigation, the flavour compounds that waft into the air and carry the fruit’s distinctive aroma break down at low temperatures because the genes responsible for making these volatile chemicals switch off when a tomato’s environment drops below 12 degrees Celsius. However, the production of sugars and acids remain unchanged by chilling.

Take the tomatoes out of the refrigerator, and some of these volatile-synthesizing genes jump back into action. But many others remain irreversibly silent due to an epigenetic process in which chemical tags get added to the DNA, resulting in dampened gene expression.

A panel of 76 taste-testers confirmed molecular analysis proving chilled tomatoes lacked flavour-imparting volatile compounds and tasted bland compared to fruit harvested a day before consumption.

  1. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci USA 113,12580–12585 (2016). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613910113

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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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