Xiaodong Zou, Secretary of the Party Committee

Prof. Zou Xiaodong assumed the role as Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhejiang Universityin June 2017. Prior to this appointment, he served as the University’s Vice Secretary from September 2008 to November 2012, Executive Vice Secretary (DG level) from November 2012 to June 2016, and Deputy Head of the Organization Department (DG level) of Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee from July 2016 to May 2017.


Prof. Zou began his career as the executive assistant to the President in August 1988 when he graduated from the university. From 1993 to 1999, he served as Deputy Director of the Presidents office. He was Party Secretary and Executive Vice Dean at Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) from 1999 to 2005. From April 2005 to March 2009, he was Head of the Organization Department of the Party Committee of Zhejiang University.


Prof. Zou was also a representative of the 13th Zhejiang Provincial Party Congress and a member of the 11th CPPCC (Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference) Zhejiang Provincial Committee.


Prof. Zou was born in 1967 in Hangzhou. He studied material science and engineering from 1984 to 1988, and received his MA and PhD in Management Science and Engineering in 1994 and 2003 at Zhejiang University. From August 1995 to February 1997, he participated ina government-sponsored visiting scholar program at Indiana University Bloomington in the United States.


Prof. Zous expertise includes higher education management and higher engineering education.He has been a member of the Education Committee of the Chinese Academy of Engineering since October 2010, and the Chairman of the Chinese Association of Higher Engineering Education since April 2016.