Zhejiang University is known as the “Cambridge of the East,” and is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. Established in 1897 as Qiushi Academy, it is one of China's leading research universities. Located about an hour from Shanghai, Zhejiang University has 13 national key laboratories, two national engineering research centers, three national engineering technology centers and 24 national key specialties.
Interesting fact: Dr. Jun Zhu, university vice president and director the university’s Institute for Bioinformatics, is a NC State graduate.
- Zhejiang University students would enter a “3+1” program in which they’d spend three years at Zhejiang University and one year at NC State and receive a bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University and a master’s degree from NC State;
- Zhejiang University would serve as a study-abroad base for both NC State students and NC State faculty;
- About 60 NC State students will study at Zhejiang University in summer 2007 to begin the program;
- 42,900 students total
- 25,000 undergraduates
- 11,900 master candidates
- 6,000 doctoral candidates
- Bachelor’s degrees in 115 fields
- Master’s degrees in 312 fields
- Doctoral degrees in 237 fields
- 3,500 faculty members
- 13 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
- 9 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
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