The predecessor of Zhejiang University of Science and Technology was founded by Zhejiang University in 1980. After 40 years of construction, the school has developed into a distinctive application-oriented provincial undergraduate university with the right to grant master's and bachelor's degrees, and the right to enroll foreign students, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan students.
The school has two campuses. The Xiaoheshan campus is located by the Xixi Wetland in Xihu District, Hangzhou. The campus has a land area of more than 1,900 acres and a building area of 470,000 square meters; Anji campus is located in Anji, Zhuxiang, which has the reputation of the United Nations Habitat Award, with a land area of 800 More acres, construction area of 165,000 square meters. The campus has a beautiful natural environment, beautiful mountains and rivers, and lakes and herons. Zhang Dejiang, the former chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, once praised "the real mountains and rivers, really a good place to read."
The school has 14 secondary colleges and 1 teaching department; there are 56 undergraduate majors; 5 academic master degree authorization first-level disciplines and 5 master professional degree authorization points. The school recruits students from 24 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across the country; there are more than 17,000 full-time undergraduates and postgraduates; more than 2,300 international students. The total value of teaching and research equipment is more than 419 million yuan, and there are more than 1.8 million paper books.
The school has an outstanding talent team with an international vision, a first-class academic level, noble ethics and style, and a reasonable echelon structure. There are more than 1,400 faculty members and more than 1,070 full-time teachers, including more than 470 senior professional titles, 45% of teachers with doctoral degrees, more than 30% of teachers with more than 6 months of overseas academic experience, dual-teacher dual-capable teachers It accounts for more than 42%; there are 18 national outstanding teachers, enjoying special allowances from the State Council, 7 national-level talents including national-level well-known experts, and more than 130 provincial-level talents including provincial-level well-known experts.
The school has 6 provincial first-class disciplines and 15 provincial and ministerial-level scientific research platforms such as provincial key laboratories. In recent years, it has won more than 100 national science and technology plan projects, national fund projects, more than 30 provincial and ministerial level and above scientific research awards, including 2 national science and technology awards, and more than 100 research and development institutions and scientific and technological achievements transfer centers built with enterprises, Published more than 4300 papers, including more than 1,000 papers in three major indexes and authoritative academic journals in humanities and social sciences.
For a long time, the school has been committed to building a new modern application-oriented university with "German model and Chinese characteristics", adhering to the school motto of "Respect for Virtue, Appreciation of Use, Seeking Truth, and Innovation", and insisting on the education concept of "Practicing what you have learned and developing in an all-round way". To create "the cradle of outstanding engineers", we will actively carry out education and teaching reform and practice, and cultivate high-quality applied talents with practical ability, innovative spirit, international quality, and social responsibility.
The school is a pilot institution for Sino-German cooperation in the cultivation of higher application-oriented talents determined by the Ministry of Education. The first batch of universities that implement the "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program" and the "National College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program" are selected by the Ministry of Education and the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" "Education Modernization Promotion Project-Production and Education Integration Development Project" to build universities. There are 8 national teaching platforms such as the National Engineering Practice Education Center, 16 provincial and ministerial teaching platforms such as the Provincial Talent Training Model Innovation Experimental Zone, and 3 provincial teaching teams. There are 5 national-level majors including first-rate national undergraduate majors, 28 provincial-level majors, and 8 majors that have passed professional certification. There are 45 courses above the provincial and ministerial level, including national quality courses. 29 national and provincial planning textbooks (projects) (items). Won 2 national teaching achievement awards and 4 provincial teaching achievement first prizes.
The school students have achieved outstanding results in international and domestic subject competitions. In the past five years, they have won more than 4,000 provincial and above awards, including more than 70 international awards, more than 1,100 national awards, and more than 2,800 provincial awards. The student subject competition is in 2019 Ranked 184th in the national university discipline competition single-year ranking. The initial employment rate and salary level of graduates are among the top universities in Zhejiang Province, and the school was rated as "National Graduate Employment Model Experience College" by the Ministry of Education.
The school adheres to the road of internationalization, and always regards international exchange and cooperation as an important strategy for school development, and has formed a distinctive international school-running characteristic. The school is the first batch of the Ministry of Education to study in China quality pilot certification colleges, the "Sino-German Forum" base construction unit, a member unit of the China-CEEC University Federation, a member unit of the Silk Road Business School Alliance, and a "Zhejiang Province Internationalized Characteristic University" "The first batch of construction units are the first batch of "Silk Road" Chinese government scholarship universities, the China Scholarship Council Outstanding Undergraduate International Exchange Scholarship Funding Institutions, the China Scholarship Council Young Key Teachers Study Abroad Program Funding Institutions and the Chinese Government Scholarship students to study in China are recruited by colleges and universities. The overall level of the school's internationalization ranks among the top universities in Zhejiang Province authorized by masters and doctors and ranks among the top 100 universities in China's international competitiveness rankings.
The school has established exchanges and cooperation relations with more than 130 universities outside Germany, Australia, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Belgium, Romania, and other countries (borders), and has more than 160 various international cooperation and exchange projects. Especially in terms of Sino-German cooperation, it has a long history and fruitful results. It has become an important window for Zhejiang Province and the whole country to exchange and cooperate with Germany in education, science and technology, and culture. German Chancellor Merkel's achievements in the Sino-German cooperation of schools during the G20 Hangzhou Summit To express appreciation, former German Presidents Herzog and Woolf visited the school in person.
The school is one of the universities in Zhejiang that offers the most international majors taught in English. There are 12 international majors taught in English at the undergraduate level, 10 international majors taught in English at the master level, and 2 international majors taught in English are selected in Zhejiang The international professional construction project of the Provincial Department of Education. The school has established 3 undergraduate-level Sino-foreign cooperative education projects and Zhejiang’s first non-independent Sino-foreign cooperative education institution at the undergraduate level-Sino-German Engineering Institute. It has successively established two overseas Confucius Institutes in Romania and Germany. The Confucius Institute at Rouge Babish-Bolyay University was awarded the "Advanced Confucius Institute" in the world.
At present, the school is following the grand blueprint drawn by the fourth party congress, based on Lide’s cultivation of people, strengthening application-oriented running schools, highlighting international characteristics, and implementing the strategy of opening and strong school owners of "multi-college integration, four-wheel drive". With the integration of disciplines as the leader, the integration of industry and education, and international cooperation as the two wings, the construction of industry colleges, industry research institutes, and international characteristic colleges as the main body, and the modernization of university governance as the driving force, to build a high-level society with distinctive characteristics Doctrine of Zhejiang University of Science and Technology.