Happy Chinese New Year!


Based on the traditional Chinese calendar, this year observes the year of the rat, which offcially starts on the 25th January (with New Years Eve on the 24th January) and ends on the 11th February 2021.ABOUT CHINESE NEW YEARChinese people have many customs surrounding the lunar new year, also known as the Spring Festival. Among these traditions, families gather for a large New Year's Eve meal;...


ZJU President in Davos


Zhejiang University President WU Zhaohui attended the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 21 to 24. The annual meeting brings together leaders, scholars and practitioners from the public and private sectors to address a wide range of pressing global problems. The theme of Davos 2020 is Stakeholders for a Sustainable and Cohensive World.WU met with leade...


Post-translational modification of PGK1 found as a key signal in tumor growth


By switching the energy source from mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis, cancer cells gain sufficient biomass-building materials for cell growth and proliferation, and combat highly oxidative microenvironment for better survival. This metabolic reprogramming, also known as the Warburg effect, has shown to contribute to tumorigenesis in a variety of cancers, and become a promising...


Flashback 2019: Top 10 news stories in arts and humanities


2019 is a remarkable year for arts and humanities at Zhejiang University. Here’s a look back at the 10 most impressive moments that made headlines in 2018.1. ZJU makes record-breaking achievements in research in arts and humanities, with 68 projects supported by the National Social Science Fund and with the research fund totaling more than 300 million yuan.The Alliance of Research Universities in...


ZJU closed for winter break Jan. 18, Reopening Feb. 16


Zhejiang University closes for the Winter Break Jan. 18, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2020. The University will reopen on Feb. 16, 2020. Wondering what to do with your free time over winter break? ZJU Global Communications asked faculty and staff across the university for some recommendations.Here are some suggestions to fill your free time.Enjoy time off with family and friends2020 winter break includes ...


University, the Palace Museum sign agreement


2020 marks the 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City and the 95th anniversary of the Palace Museum. On January 12, the Palace Museum and Zhejiang University signed a framework agreement on strategic cooperation and embarked on a new journey of transforming and developing the Chinese traditional culture in a creative and innovative manner in the new era.In accordance with the agreement, the ...


China’s first undergraduate programs in brain science launched


Recently, Zhejiang University set up the School of Brain Science and Brain Medicine. It is the first time that brain science has been specially tailored to undergraduate students in China.  Research into brain science has become a strategic priority all over the world. Foreign universities, including Harvard University and Columbia University, have offered undergraduate programs in neuroscien...


Record achieved in methane oxidation to methanol using a molecular fence concept


Methanol is an important platform molecule for producing olefins, aromatics and other building blocks for fine chemicals. The energy-intensive conventional route to its industrial synthesis entails reforming of methane to syngas, followed by further conversion to methanol at high pressure. The direct partial oxidation of methane into methanol would be more appealing but is extremely challenging be...


Prof. ZHU Zengrong participates in global call for action to protect insect


A plethora of insects are currently in dire straits all over the world. Over 70 scientists from 21 countries and regions assert that threats to insects can be lifted. A roadmap for insect conservation and recovery is published online in the January 6 issue of Nature Ecology & Evolution.Prof. ZHU Zengrong from the Zhejiang University College of Agriculture and Biotechnology is the only par...


ZJU researchers design optical cameras mounted on Long March 5 latest mission


China’s biggest and most powerful carrier rocket, the Long March 5, kicked off its latest space mission from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan Province, at 20:45 on December 27, 2019.  During this liftoff, the Shijian-20 communications satellite successfully separated from the upper stage and entered geostationary transfer orbit 40 minutes later. The near 8-metric-ton Shijian-20 i...


Zhejiang University signs agreement on comprehensive strategic cooperation with Xihu District


On January 6, the People’s Government of Xihu District and Zhejiang University signed an agreement on comprehensive strategic cooperation. Meanwhile, Xitou Innocenter was inaugurated. “‘Focusing on Zhejiang and serving Zhejiang’ constitutes a strategic foundation for Zhejiang University’s endeavor to build a world-class university. Zhejiang University has long given priority to Xihu District ...


A roundup of research articles featured in prestigious scientific journals in 2019


Another year was behind us, and what a year it has been. The realization of 3D bosonic photonic topological insulator. Entanglement of 20 superconducting qubits. Suprising role of peripheral immune cells in anxiety-like behavior. All of this – and more – was part of the groundbreaking work from ZJU researchers in 2019.In a time order, below are the leading research accomplishments published in Nat...


Successful outcomes: career survey shows 97.65 percent of Class of 2019 employed or furthering their education


The data is in and the numbers make us proud: According to Zhejiang University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019, undergraduate and graduate students report impressive outcomes. They leave ZJU primed to land employment, succeed in their careers or pursue more advanced degrees. The survey was conducted by the Center for Career and Professional Development. The survey provides insight into the e...


3rd International Youth Forum on the Belt and Road held in Suzhou


On December 28, 2019, the 3rd International Youth Forum on the Belt and Road was held in Suzhou. It was co-organized by Zhejiang University Academy of International Strategy and Law,National Judges College, Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School and the International Academy of the Belt and Road, and co-hosted by Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court and Suzhou Association of Judges.“In the p...