Zhejiang University is a public research university in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Established in 1897, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China. It was awarded "National Advanced Unit" status by the Ministry of Education
in 1978 and has been ranked within the top 100 universities internationally ever since. With an increasing international population on campus, ZJU offers more than 140 undergraduate programs to over 10,000 Chinese students as well as 300 graduate-level courses to 2200 PhD candidates from 25 countries around the world.