Zhejiang Gongshang University

Why Study at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU), founded in 1911, is the earliest business school in modern China. The university is located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, and is in the vicinity of Shanghai. Hangzhou is a world-famous tourist resort praised as “a paradise on earth” for its scenic beauty and tranquil environment, and is renowned for its thriving economy, fascinating culture and beautiful landscape.

Zhejiang Gongshang University is one of the provincial top universities covering nine academic areas including economics, management, law, literature, history, philosophy, engineering, science and arts, and has a good reputation in teaching and research, especially in business, administration, economics, law and food science.

1.  History

Zhejiang Gongshang University was established in 1911 as Hangzhou Vocational Business School (The Earliest Chinese Business School). In 1980, the school became a public university Approved by National Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Institute of Commerce. In 2004, it was renamed as Zhejiang Gongshang University, which is its current name.

2. Overview of Campus

Zhejiang Gongshang University is a comprehensive university, nationally and internationally recognized for academic excellence with incredible students, inspiring faculty, and amazing campus. Zhejiang Gongshang University has a full-time student population of 33,400, including 400 international students, a high level faculty and staff team of 2,180 and has an area of 129.6 hectares, with two campuses: Xiasha Campus and downtown Campus.

3. Disciplines and Programs

Zhejiang Gongshang University offers more than 150 full-time Chinese-medium degree programs including undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and post-doctoral programs. The university also offers different kinds of Chinese language, culture and business programs, Bachelor Program of Chinese Language and Literature in the field of Business, 30 English-medium and Japanese-medium degree programs especially designed for international students. Zhejiang Gongshang University is one of institutions to accept students who are recipients of Chinese Government Scholarship and Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship. The university also provides excellent international students with university-level scholarship.

4. Strong Faculty

Zhejiang Gongshang University has a total of 2210 staff, including 1719 full-time teachers, 57 doctoral tutors, 280 intellectuals with High Professional Title, 701 intellectuals with Assistant Professor Title and 698 doctors. The university boasts of high-level talents, including Superfine Experts of Zhejiang Province, candidates of the national "millions of Talents Project", talents of the national "one thousand persons plan", “support program for excellent talents in the new century” of Ministry of Education, provincial experts with outstanding contributions, talents of provincial “thousands of persons plan”, provincial scholar professors and provincial teaching masters.

5. Great Achievements

Zhejiang Gongshang University has achieved great achievement in scientific research and social services. The university has won the national second prize of scientific and technological progress, the outstanding achievement award in Humanities and Social Sciences by Ministry of Education, excellence award in science and technology. Collaborating with relevant provincial departments, Zhejiang Gongshang University set up a modern business research institute, E-commerce Research Institute, the Institute of Financial Reform and Development, Zhejiang Research Institute of Rule of Law. Besides, the university has also carried out close cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce, the provincial commerce department, Alibaba Group and other institutes. Several proposals were instructed or adopted by the leaders of State Council, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the provincial government. 10 index developed by ZJSU statistics team, including Yiwu commodity index and Zhongguancun electronic product index, have a position of market benchmark. Zhejiang Museum, hosted by the university, has become an important window to show the achievements of Zhejiang Merchants, spreading Zhejiang Merchants culture and promoting the spirit of Zhejiang Merchants.

6. International Communication and Cooperation

Zhejiang Gongshang University attaches great importance to international cooperation in the areas of education and research. It has had student exchange, joint research and a variety of cooperative programs with over fifty universities in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea. Over five hundred international students are studying Chinese Language, Chinese culture, degree programs and other academic subjects on the campuses. The University is moving for another one hundred years and educational internationalization has become its great mission.

With the development of internationalization and the overall improvement, Zhejiang Gongshang University has hosted and sponsored in recent years more than 20 large-scale international activities and important academic conferences, including "2010 International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Conference of North East Asia", "the 20th International Association of Feminist Economics", "Academic Conference of East Asian Culture" co-organized with University of Columbia and "2012 Bangkok Asia Food Science Forum" co-hosted with Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. 2011 May witnessed the 100th Anniversary of Zhejiang Gongshang University, for which nearly 100 friend universities in the US, UK, Canada and other countries sent their congratulatory messages, such as Harvard University, Cornell University, etc. In 2012, Complete Works of Dickens by the university publishing house was used as the state gift at the Book Fair of London. In 2013, ZJSU held “International Education Week”, which was hosted by Zhejiang Gongshang University and co-organized by more than 20 partner universities from the USA, UK, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and Republic of Northern Cyprus.


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