Introduction of ZJUT

The Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT) is a comprehensive key university owned by the Zhejiang Provincial Government, and it was established in the Year 1953. The history of the University can be traced back to 1910, when the Zhejiang Intermediate School of Technology was first founded.

The ZJUT is situated in Hangzhou, a picturesque historical and cultural city in China. As a century-old university, ZUT has gone through various historical periods, namely Hangzhou Chemical Engineering School, Zhejiang Secondary Chemical School, Zhejiang Chemical College, and Zhejiang Engineering College.

The present University, as a provincial key comprehensive university, offers not only engineering courses, but also a large range of disciplines like science, liberal arts, law, agriculture, philosophy, economics, pharmaceutical science, management, education and art. And with a national key laboratory and a post-doctoral program, the University is entitled to confer degrees of master, doctor, MBA. In addition, it has been granted the right to recommend outstanding undergraduates as candidates for graduate programs in other universities without entrance examinations and the right to recruit international students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

The University now consists of 3 campuses, covering a total area of over 213 hectares, with a floor space of 840,000 square metres. It has 22 colleges and 2 departments, namely College of Chemical and Material Engineering, College of Mechanical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, College of Information Engineering, College of Computing Science/Software, College of Business and Administration, College of Biological and Environmental Engineering, College of Humanities, College of Art, International College, College of Science, College of Foreign Studies, College of Law, College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhijiang College, Jianxing College, College of Politics and Public Administration, College of Educational Science and Technology, College of Adult Education, Department of Morality and Politics and Department of Physical Education and Military Training.

At present, there are about 30,000 full-time students, including 6,541 postgraduate students and 363 PhD candidates. Besides, there are also around 20,000 part-time students. Currently more than 800 international students from many countries are studying at ZJUT. The University has a staff of 3,200, amongst whom over 390 are professors, 880 are associate professors, and 790 have PhD degrees. Now ZJUT has one academician of CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering) and three academicians of CAE and CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) whom ZJUT share with other institutions. The University has around 20 PhD programmes, 120 postgraduate programmes, and 60 undergraduate programmes. The value of its assets totals about RMB 2.69 billion. Its 60,000-square-metre library houses over 5.3 million books (incl. electronic books) and over 17,000 kinds of Chinese and foreign journals.

The University aims to become a comprehensive research university with strong local characteristics. By the end of 2010, the scientific research funds have amounted to about 3.2 billion yuan.

To better facilitate international exchange and co-operation, the University has established partnerships with more than 50 universities from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Australia, Russia, South Korea, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria etc. to conduct academic exchange, scientific research and co-operation.

Introduction of IEC

International Exchange Center (IEC) of ZJUT is a special department in charge of recruitment, management and education for international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan regions, providing:
Various Chinese language and culture learning programs
Various specialized programs in degree and non-degree studies
3Arrangement for domestic and international academic conferences
4Advanced educational facilities and comfortable daily life service



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Introduction of Hangzhou

Zhejiang, one of the birth places of ancient Chinese civilization, has a long history and splendid culture.

In the palaeolithic era as early as 50000 years ago, Zhejiang had the activities of original human “Jiande”; more than 100 the ruins of the Neolithic era has been found there, including Hemudu Site culture 7000 years ago, Majiabang culture 6000 years ago and Liangzhu culture 5000 years ago. In spring and autumn period Zhejiang was divided into Wu and Yue Kingdom. The Qin Dynasty set up Kuaiji Countyin Zhejiang province. Sun Quan of Fuyang city built Wu at the time of the Three Kingdoms. During Tang Dynasty,Zhejiang belonged to the east of Jiangnan Area and Liangzhe Area successively, forming gradually the model of the provincial system. In the period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms, Qian Liu of Ling’an County established Wu Yue Kingdom. During Yuan Dynasty Zhejiang belonged to Zhejiang executive secretariat. At the beginning of Ming Dynasty it was changed into Zhejiang Announcement Politics Commissioner having jurisdiction over11 government offices, l province and 75 Counties, shaped basically provincial boundary and regions. In the early years of Qing Emperor Kangxi period, it was changed into Zhejiang Province, and determined the form of system then.

Zhejiang province, which is located in the eastern coastal of China and the transitional zone of Eurasia and northwest Pacific, belongs to the typical subtropical monsoon climate zone. Zhejiang has a total area of 101800 square kilometers with undulating terrain, lots of mountains in the northwest and southwest of Zhejiang, hills and basins dominating in central and southeast region, low plain in the northeast area; in the province’s land area, mountains and hills account for 70.4%, plains account for 23.2%, and the rivers and lakes account for 6.4%.Zhejiang has 2253.7 km long coastline, which includes 2161 islands and shallow continental shelf of 222700 square kilometers. Affected by the East Asian monsoon Zhejiang prevailing wind direction changes significantly in winter and summer and the precipitation changes obviously in various seasons.

The general characteristics of Zhejiang climate are: significant monsoon, distinct four seasons, moderate annual temperatures, enough light, abundant rainfall, humid air, synchronous hot rain season change, various kinds of climate resource preparations, and numbers of meteorological disasters. Zhejiang's average annual temperature is 15 ~ 18 , the extreme highest temperature is 33  43 , and the extreme minimum temperature is -2.2 ~-17.4 ; the average annual rainfall in the whole province is 980 ~ 2000 mm, and the average annual sunshine is 1710 to 2100 hours.

Hangzhou was settled as early as 4,700 years ago, by the aurora Liangzhu Civilization. One of the seven ancient capitals and the scenic tourism and historical culture cities in China, Hangzhou once was applauded as" the most splendid and luxurious city in the world" by Marco Polo, the Italian traveler in the 13th century. 

Under the jurisdiction of Hangzhou are 8 districts, 3 county-level cities and 2 counties, with a total area of 16,596 square kilometers and a total population of 6.4278 million. As a central city on the Southern wing of Yangtze Delta, Hangzhou's city proper covers an area of 3,068 square kilometers with a population of 3.932 million.

Under the sound leadership of the Central Government, CPC Zhejiang Provincial Party committee and Provincial Government, Hangzhou has witnessed great development in economy and all social causes with the hard work and devotion of its citizens since the drive of Reform and Opening-up. The GDP of Hangzhou in 2003 was RMB 209.977 billion, an increase of 15.2% over the previous year. It has maintained an annual growth rate of more than 10% for successive 13 years. Its total economic strength ranked No. 8 among all the big and medium-sized cities in China, No. 2 among all provincial capitals and No. 3 among all sub-provincial cities. Its GDP per capita reached RMB 32,700, or USD 3,950 as converted by the same year's foreign exchange rate. Its total financial revenues reached RMB 32.871 billion, an increase of 28.2% over the previous year. The fixed assets investments in all social sectors were RMB 100.618 billion, an increase of 30.7% over the previous year. The proportions among the three industries were 6.1 : 51.6 : 42.3. The non state-owned economy accounted for 50.5% of the GDP. The total financial revenues from the first 8 months this year have reached RMB 26.799 billion, an increase of 19.6% over the same period last year.

With the agricultural structure adjustment deepened and agricultural industrialization accelerated, the efficiency agriculture of Hangzhou is witnessing rapid development. Hangzhou attaches much importance to the construction of "Silicon Valley in Paradise"and the development of high and new technology industries, among which the"the Information Port and New Pharmacy Port", Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou High-New Technological Industries Development Zone, and High Education Park are the backbones. The four major pillar industries of food processing, machinery, electronic communications, and textile with considerable scale and advantages have formed. In 2003, above-scale industrial enterprises in Hangzhou accomplished the total output value of RMB 319.851 billion and taxes RMB 34.776 billion. The export-oriented economy has been developing quickly with more opened areas and increased opening extent. By the end of 2003, Hangzhou had successively approved 6,120 foreign funded projects from 60 industries throughout the world. The investors were from 76 countries and regions all over the world. 42 out of the Top 500 world enterprises had settled down in Hangzhou. In 2003, the total foreign trade export value reached USD 10.95 billion (an increase of 29.2% over the previous year), USD 6.47 billion of which were from municipal-level foreign trade exports. Its products were exported to 180 countries and regions all over the globe. The total import value of Hangzhou was USD 7.28 billion, an increase of 57.5%. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has been developing new international lines, accelerating its contact with overseas airports, and promoting its reputation.

Sciences and educations in Hangzhou are advanced, and there are 35 colleges, numerous polytechnic schools, and more than 80 natural science research institutes here. The total number of college students is 269,800. In addition, Hangzhou also boasts its rapidly developing culture and sanitation causes, increasingly improved housing situation and community environment. It has altogether 12 national honors including National Hygienic City and National Environment Protection Model City, etc. In October 2001, Hangzhou won UN Human Habitat Award in October 2002, and the honor of International Garden City. Since 2000, Hangzhou has successfully held the annual West Lake Expo four times, and made known its city brand name by launching four gold name cards (traveling, living, learning, and careering in Hangzhou), a channel for the world to know Hangzhou and for Hangzhou to head for the world.

What is more, the city has also done a lot to strengthen its international ties with cities from all over the world. By far it has the following friendship cities: Matsue.Shimane, Japan; Gifu, Japan; Boston, USA; Baguio, Philippine; Leeds, England; Fukui, Japan; Jeonnam, Korean; Nice, France; Paramaribo, Suriname; Budapest, Hungry; Shemesh, Israel;Agadir, Marocco; Canberra, Australia; Capetown, South Africa; Muko.Kyoto; Montego Bay , Jamaica; Kazan, Russia;Lalitpur, Nepal.

As a key national tourist city, historical and cultural city and sub-provincial level city as confirmed by the State Council, Hangzhou, renowned as "Paradise on Earth", "Cultural State", "Home to Silk", "Home of Tea" and "Land of Fish and Rice", is going to have a more promising tomorrow.

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