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ZJU rises to 54th in the latest QS World University Rankings

2019-06-19

Released today, the QS World University Rankings 2020 positions Zhejiang University 54th in the world. Up from 68th last year, ZJU again sees its rise in global university rankings.Aiming to make a positive difference in global society, the University seeks to improve the quality of education, research and service to society through its internationalization efforts. Prof. HE Lianzhen, ZJU'...

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Professor JIA Chengzao receives prestigious AAPG Award

2019-06-18

At ACE2019 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, the Annual Convention and Exhibition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Prof. JIA Chengzao with the School of Earth Sciences was awarded the prestigious Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award.The Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award is given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding achievements in exp...

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5th China College Students “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award kicks off

2019-06-17

On June 13, the Ministry of Education held a press conference giving updates on the 5th edition of China College Students “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award,which will be hosted by Zhejiang University this October.Since its inauguration in 2015, the competition has been successfully for 4 consecutive years. A total of 4.9 million college students have participated in the...

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Gut microbiame and fat distribution linked to gender

2019-06-11

An international team by ZJU and Stanford scientists unravel sex-specific association between gut microbiome and fat distribution.The human gut microbiome is a complicated, dynamic community consisting of 10–100 trillion microbes, which carries ~100 times more genes than the human genome. Studies have confirmed the relationship between the gut microbiome and the host obesity. However, little is kn...

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Experience Dragon Boat Festival in ZJU

2019-06-10

June 7 is Dragon Boat Festival of 2019. With over 2000 years of history, dragon boat racing is the most important activity during this festival, which is said to originate from the legend of people paddling out on boats to seek the body of patriotic poet Qu Yuan (343–278 BC) who drowned himself in a river.  On June 8, the VIII Elite Chinese Universities dragon Boat Race and Hangzhou...

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Senior delegation returns from Norway and Sweden

2019-06-09

Zhejiang University recently concluded a successful weeklong trip to Norway and Sweden, where Vice President WANG Lizhong led efforts to create new intercultural and international opportunities for ZJU students and faculty.The delegation first visited the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and were warmly welcomed by Mr. Thomas Langford, Executive Director of NGI. Two institutions agreed to ta...

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Young scientist speaks on the future of AI

2019-06-08

The whole society should reflect on the potential impacts of Artificial Intelligence, Prof. LIU Xuanzhe said last Sunday on a lecture at Zhejiang University.Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently a hot concept thanks to the accumulation of data and the development of computing power. Deep learning has enabled AI to turn imagination into reality. AlphaGo, smart assistant apps, machine translatio...

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Chung Ying Young Scholars in the Yangtze River Delta met in ZJU

2019-06-06

On June 1-2, the first forum of Chung Ying Young Scholars in the Yangtze Delta was held in Zhejiang University. This forum is an important event after the announcement of Alliance of Research Universities in Yangtze River Delta, which offers a great platform for researchers to brainstorm together and share their insights on education charities.During the opening ceremony, President WU said, “Our ...

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“Look” inside the biological samples using an ultrafast optical clearing method

2019-06-06

Most biological tissue is opaque, and the inside fine structures are invisible even with a microscope. The research team led by GONG Wei, a research fellow with the Center for Neuroscience at the School of Medicine developed an ultrafast optical clearing method (FOCM) with simple protocols and common reagents to enable us to “see” these structures more quickly. Their findings are published ...

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The world’s first embryo-cultured Baishanzu fir seedling back to nature

2019-06-05

Recently, scientists from Zhejiang University have succeeded in returning three embryo-cultured Baishanzu fir (Abies beshanzuensis) seedlings to their indigenous habitat—Baishanzu National Nature Reserve in Qingyuan County, Zhejiang Province. This creates a nourishing ground for crossing the Baishanzu fir off the extremely endangered list and symbolizes that research into artificial...

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Dietary fat hurts microbiota and induces inflammation

2019-06-05

A recent study by ZJU scientists showed higher-fat consumption might confer adverse consequences for long-term health outcomes to healthy young adults whose diet is in a state of nutrition transition.In recent years, the notion that “it is more healthful to take in fat than to eat staple food” has gone viral in certain circles. Put it differently, people have been encouraged to eat fat-rich and ...

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CKC Honors College offers new programs in digital finance and intelligent accounting

2019-06-04

Chu Kochen Honors College will offer two new programs in digital finance and intelligent accounting and enroll students as of 2019, Zhejiang University announced recently.When finance and accounting are threaded into computer science and artificial intelligence, it will tremendously facilitate the cultivation of talents with global competitiveness, introduces ZHU Zuoxiang, director of the Und...

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Alliance of Research Universities in Yangtze River Delta established

2019-05-31

At the Development Forum on Yangtze River Delta Integration in Wuhu City, Anhui Province on May 22, the Alliance of Research Universities in Yangtze River Delta, proposed by Zhejiang University and co-initiated by Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University and the University of Science and Technology of China, was officially inaugurated.  Present at the agreement-sign...

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The 8th "Litree Cup" Chemistry Challenge held on Zijingang Campus

2019-05-30

The 8th “Litree Cup” Chemistry Challenge was held on Zijingang Campus on May 18. After three rounds of competition, XIA Tian and YANG Lechen’s team won the championship for their solid chemical knowledge and outstanding performance.The competition consists of fun chemistry facts quiz and creative idea presentation. Eight groups of students from the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering ...

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