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 March 2016 - 28 February 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 March 2016 - 28 February 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.

367 162.06 162.06

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Chemistry 160 101.10 101.10
Physical Sciences 147 48.12 48.12
Life Sciences 96 27.70 27.70
Earth & Environmental Sciences 13 2.54 2.54

Highlight of the month: Zhejiang University (ZJU)

A light touch



Chinese scientists have harnessed the heat produced by light to move an object, opening the door for devices that use light to generate mechanical forces, according to a study published in Physical Review Letters.

Researchers from Zhejiang University used a beam of light to transport a tiny gold plate along a tapered optical fibre by utilizing heat generated by the light as it struck the plate’s surface.

By illuminating one side of the plate, the surrounding air warmed, producing hotter, faster-moving molecules that exerted a greater force on the illuminated side than the cooler side, causing the plate to move along the fibre. As the plate neared the end of the fibre, the cooler side of the plate warmed, reversing its direction.

The technique could be used in optical control and sensing applications, and for transporting objects in miniature lab-on-a-chip devices.

Supported content

  1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 043601 (2017). doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.118.043601

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1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 53.93% Domestic
  • 46.07% International

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

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (173 total)

  • Zhejiang University (ZJU), China
  • Domestic institution
  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (37.19)
  2. Fudan University, China (21.02)
  3. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China (16.14)
  4. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (9.51)
  5. Nanjing University (NJU), China (8.96)
  6. Tsinghua University (TH), China (7.14)
  7. People's Liberation Army (PLA), China (5.96)
  8. Peking University (PKU), China (5.59)
  9. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China (5.52)
  10. Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China (4)

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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