The thorny problem of solving fertilizer pollution while also feeding the world
Nitrogen-based fertilizers have hugely increased agricultural output, but rain washes them into rivers and oceans with dire consequences. Zhejiang University researchers are searching for a middle ground.Every summer, vast quantities of algae and zooplankton flourish in coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These algal blooms gobble up oxygen, leaving a ‘dead zone’ in the ocean that covers around 10,000 square kilometres, and is largely devoid of life. The oxygen-zapping algae and zooplankton ...
Vice President HE Lianzhen leads a delegation to visit Germany
From November 13 to 15, HE Lianzhen, Vice President of Zhejiang University, led a delegation on a tour to renowned academic institutions in Germany, including the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), and Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin).The primary aim of the visit was to enhance communication and exchange initiatives with key partners.At LMU, HE Lianzhen engaged in fruitful discussions with Frances...
Zhejiang University hosts 3rd Sino-German Sustainable Development Forum in Berlin
On November 14, Zhejiang University played host to the 3rd Sino-German Sustainable Development Forum in Berlin, Germany. The forum, co-organized by the Marie Curie Alumni Association, convened a galaxy of experts and scholars from 10-plus institutions in China and Germany, including Zhejiang University, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Technische Universität Dresden, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, the German Federal Environment Agency, and the P...
President DU Jiangfeng leads a delegation to visit Europe
From November 16 to 21, DU Jiangfeng, President of Zhejiang University, led a delegation on a tour of European universities, including the University of Oslo in Norway, KU Leuven and Ghent University in Belgium. This visit marks the beginning of a new phase of cooperation across various dimensions. The first leg of this visit took the delegation to the University of Oslo, where they met with Rector Svein Stølen and a select group of distinguished professors. Both sides conducted a comprehensive ...
FU Qiang meets with IAEA’s delegation
On November 9, Peter Fröbel, director of Human Resources at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), led a delegation to visit Zhejiang University. Prof. FU Qiang, vice chairman of the Zhejiang University Council, graciously welcomed Fröbel and his delegation, offering insights into the university's recent advancements in disciplinary development, talent cultivation, and international collaboration.FU Qiang expressed a warm acknowledgment of the IAEA's significance as a key partner...
Vice President WU Jian meets with KU Leuven’s delegation
On November 10, a delegation led by Peter Lievens, Vice Rector of KU Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) in Belgium, visited Zhejiang University. WU Jian, Vice President of Zhejiang University met with the guests. Also present at the meeting were representatives from the Office of Global Engagement, the School of Management, and the College of Civil Engineering and Architecture.In her warm reception, WU Jian extended a gracious welcome to the delegation. She provided an overview of Zhejiang ...
Vice President HE Lianzhen meets with Cornell University’s Vice Provost
On the afternoon of November 11, HE Lianzhen, vice president of Zhejiang University, met with Wendy Wolford, vice provost for International Affairs at Cornell University, and Hua Ying, academic director of Cornell China Center. Both parties made a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the first phase of strategic cooperation projects and student exchange programs. They expressed their commitment to further advancing collaboration in scientific research among faculty members and promot...
Zhejiang University's global football community
One goal, many culturesIn the vibrant community of Zhejiang University's campus, football serves as a universal language that transcends borders and connects students from diverse backgrounds. The university's football scene has become a melting pot where international and local students join forces, representing the power of sports to bridge cultures.Imad, a master's student studying PIEGL, recounts how he joined the team through informal encounters on the field. "I met some te...
Kudos to Prof. ZHAO Junjie for winning Paul H. Hollow Young Investigator Award
Prof. ZHAO Junjie, ZJU-100 Researcher in College of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Zhejiang University, was honored with the American Vacuum Society (AVS) Thin Film Division Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award at the AVS 69th International Symposium & Exhibition held in Portland, USA from November 5th to 10th.Expressing his gratitude, Prof. Zhao remarked, “I am humbled and grateful to receive the Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award, with deep respect to remembe...
Strengthening educational bonds: Zhejiang University's landmark visit to Brunei
In a landmark visit from November 8 to 10, Prof. REN Shaobo, chairman of the Zhejiang University Council, led a delegation to Brunei to enhance educational cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. The delegation's agenda included renewing a talent development agreement with Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), visiting Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd (Hengyi Industries) and meeting the Chinese Ambassador to Brunei.A step forward in joint training of petrochemical talentA pivotal moment of th...