ZJU NEWSROOM

Interview with Dr. DI Dawei, honoree of "Innovators Under 35 in China"

2019-01-21

Three faculty members of ZJU were listed among the "35 Innovators Under 35 in China" by MIT Technology Review today. Dr. DI Dawei, one of the three honorees and a principal investigator at the College of Optical Science and Engineering, talked with the Global Communications of ZJU about his research and his journey from Sydney to Cambridge, and to Hangzhou.You were awarded the 2018 ...

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Scientists reveal new circuit mechanisms underlying depression

2019-01-18

A team headed by Prof.LI Xiaoming, executive vice dean of School of Medicine, made a major breakthrough in the study of depression. The study, published in the January 15th issue of Nature Medicine, found new molecular and circuit mechanisms mediating the pathogenesis of depression.For the past five years the team has focused on a brain area called the amygdala. Postmortem brai...

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The world's first three-dimensional photonic topological insulator makes its debut

2019-01-17

Light travels in a straight line. However, scientists have contrived approaches to change the way it travels. A team of researchers from Zhejiang University, China and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has now announced the realization of the world’s first three-dimensional (3D) photonic topological insulator. Relevant findings are published in the journal of Nature.A 3D/2D topological ...

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“Eye” on the far side of the moon

2019-01-16

At 10:26 am Beijing time on Jan. 3, 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 probe (named after a famous Chinese Goddess of the moon) became the first to land on the far side of the moon in a historic moment for human space exploration.“It is when the image of the landing of Chang’e 4 probe was successfully transmitted to the earth that my pounding heart eventually calmed down,” said Prof. XU Zhihai...

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ZJU moves up to No. 3 in THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

2019-01-16

Jumping three places from last year, ZJU makes it into the top three in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019. The University has seen improvements in many aspects, especially in international outlook, teaching and industry income, according to THE.China again dominates the ranking: universities from Chinese mainland account for seven spots out of the ...

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Shaping the future: How ZJU transforms lives

2019-01-14

Editor’s Note: This is the second article written by Hughes Ian Benjamin, a foreign correspondent invited by the Division of Global Communications. What does he think about the academic life at Zhejiang University?Responsibility. Hard work. Loyalty. These are the three tenets of a good life according to Zhejiang University Associate Professor Imran Haider Shamsi, a man who embodies the unive...

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Backstory: The university with highest rate of alumni startups in China

2019-01-14

Mobvista Inc., a technology platform that provides mobile advertising and analytics services for APP developers worldwide was officially listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Dec. 12, 2018. The company was founded by DUAN Wei, member of the ITP Class of 2008 at ZJU. Just a week ago, Mogu Inc. co-founded by CHEN Qi and WEI Yibo, both ZJU Class of 2004, went public on the New York...

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New pathway target for addiction therapy found

2019-01-12

Activating a neural pathway from the Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) to the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus (DRN) could significantly reduce morphine addiction while not affecting its analgesic effect, suggests new research led by Prof. LI Xiaoming from ZJU’s School of Medicine.The study, published in the January 10 issue of Neuron, found two parallel inhibitory neural pathways from VTA to DRN: ...

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Reciprocity anxiety predicts important consumer behaviors, study suggests

2019-01-11

When a waiter warmly brings you drinks and recommends something for you, do you keep smiling but secretly hope him to leave me alone?When your friends throw a surprise party for you or send you birthday presents, do you feel touched, whilst worrying about repaying the kindness?In many cases, offering consumers favors generates positive effects in sales. However, to some, such practice arouses disc...

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Researcher CHEN Hui named 2018 APS Rising Star

2019-01-10

CHEN Hui, a researcher in the Department of Psychology, is elected one of the 2018 APS (The Association for Psychological Science) Rising Stars for his exceptional studies on the rapid processes by which visual information is attended, encoded in working memory and used. He is the one and only winner of this award from Chinese mainland this year.  CHEN Hui has long engaged in research in...

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Prof. LIU Xu elected SPIE Fellow

2019-01-10

Recently The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) announced the 2019 SPIE Fellows. Prof. LIU Xu from the College of Optical Science and Engineering scooped this special honor.Prof. LIU Xu is recognized for his remarkable achievements in the development of the first liquid crystal light vale & the large screen full color projection display in China, and the ...

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Zhejiang University defining a new era for international education

2019-01-09

Editor’s Note: Hughes Ian Benjamin, a foreign correspondent was invited by the Division of Global Communications to visit ZJU campus. During his visit he interacted with many students and faculty members on Zijingang Campus and Haining International Campus. This is the first article he wrote about his impression of the University.The consensus is unequivocal. Javid, Maddelena and Xihang...

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ZJU wins four state science & technology awards of 2018

2019-01-09

On Jan. 8, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council held a grand ceremony for national science and technology awards in recognition of the remarkable contributions of distinguished scientists, engineers and researchers to scientific and technological progress, social and economic development as well as the modernization of national defense. ZJU clinched one first prize in the State Scientif...

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The Third Campus International Marathon held on Zijingang Campus

2019-01-05

2018 Campus International Marathon of ZJU took place on the morning of last Sunday. Over 4000 ZJU students, faculty and alumni joined the race to greet the New Year.Participants competed in three different races: half marathon, mini marathon and mini marathon for Nike University Elite Challenge, according to the organizing committee. This year’s course took runners through the newly-built we...

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