Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST)
Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) is a full-time regular public university, which focuses on engineering, with additional disciplines in science, arts, economics, management, and education. Combining the technical know-how of German Applied Science Universities with its own experience, ZUST explores ways of cultivating international specialists with applied skills.
ZUST is located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, which is one of the most prosperous provinces in China with strong economic growth, vitality and potential. The University is at the foot of Xiaohe Mountain, with a tranquil lake inside and rolling hills surrounding the campus, only twenty-minute ride from the most famous scenic spot in China---West Lake.
ZUST has more than 18500 students, 1100 staff members, including more than 300 professors and associate professors. It has 11 schools and offers 43 undergraduate programs across a wide range of fields. Furthermore, ZUST has 3 state-level key major, 9 provincial-level key majors, 1 provincial-level key lab and 4 provincial-level key disciplines.
ZUST has been a nominated pilot institution of Chinese-German cooperation in the area of application-orientated talent cultivation by the Ministry of Education. The development and construction of ZUST is closely associated with its international cooperation. Since the establishment of ZUST, the University started its cooperation with Germany, and now it becomes an important platform of education and technology cooperation between Zhejiang Province and Germany. Up today, ZUST has successfully established formal cooperation with more than 20 universities in Germany, USA, U.K., Australia, France, Japan, Korea etc, and ZUST is still making strides in the development of international cooperation in the areas of faculty and student exchange, research and degree programs. Many honored guests and professors visited ZUST and worked here, including the former German President Roman Herzog.
At present, ZUST has set up English-taught Bachelor's Degree Programs such as Civil Engineering, International Economics and Trade, International Marketing. Meanwhile, ZUST established bachelor degree program of Business Chinese for Chinese language beginners, and been ready to receive transfer students with Chinese language basic. With the deep development of international cooperation and the establishment of international and distinctive undergraduate majors, the number of international students is increasing significantly.