Hybrid macrofiber with spider silk-like supertoughness


Researchers applied a biomineralization‐inspired technique to synthesize functional organic–inorganic fibers that are structurally complex and, furthermore, industrially manufacture spider silk fibers (SSF)‐like artificial fibers with a supertoughness. Their findings are published in Advanced Functional Materials.Nature provides an infinite amount of inspiration for human beings and biomimicry is ...


Prof. HU Hailan honored with the 2019 Prize by the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation


The 2019 annual Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation award ceremony was held in Beijing on November 18, with 56 leading scientists in various fields receiving prizes at different levels for their remarkable achievements in science and technology.Prof. HU Hailan was conferred the 2019 Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in the category of life sciences by the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation ...


3rd ZJU-UTokyo Joint Symposium on Integrated Biosciences convened in CAB


The 3rd Joint Symposium on Integrated Biosciences between Zhejiang University and the University of Tokyo was held in the College of Agriculture and Biotechnology on November 22-25. “ZJU and UTokyo have worked in close partnership with each other and yielded fruitful results in various aspects. I look forward to strengthening ties to develop further links in the future,” said CHEN Xuex...


ZJU now No.6 in QS rankings of Asia's best universities


Zhejiang University is up seven slots, from #13 to #6, in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings for 2020.  QS Asia assesses universities based on academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty/student ratio (10%), international research network (10%), citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (5%), staff with a PhD (5%), proportion of international facul...


ZJU teams shine in 1st “Intel Cup” China Postgraduate AI Innovation Competition


On November 24, the grand final of the 1st “Intel Cup” China Postgraduate AI Innovation Competition was concluded in Deqing City, Zhejiang Province. Zhejiang University performed remarkably, clinching a total of six prizes.  “Holding competitions in the field of artificial intelligence among college students is an integral part of serving the national entrepreneurship and innovation s...


5th Global Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Innovation & Entrepreneurship Symposium held at ZJU


On November 22, the 5th Global Zhejiang Entrepreneurs Innovation & Entrepreneurship Symposium was convened at Zhejiang University. Themed on “Innovation empowers high-quality development,” it attracted 300 distinguished participants in academic and business circles.Present at the symposium were HUANG Zhengqiang, Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Federation of Industry and Commerce, and WU Xiaoc...


CAS,CAE add two ZJU faculty members to their ranks


Two Zhejiang University researchers are among 139 new members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and 49 foreign associates from 19 countries, the academies announced Friday.The two – YE Zhizhen, a professor of Material Science and Engineering; REN Qilong, a professor of Chemical Engineering and Technology– bring the total number of living ZJU faculty ...


Prof. LIU Shusheng honored as Fellow of ESA 2019


The annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) was hosted in St. Louis, USA, on November 17-20. LIU Shusheng, a professor at the Zhejiang University College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, was elected as a Fellow of ESA for 2019.ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines...


20 academics named as “Highly Cited Researcher 2019”


20 Zhejiang University scholars are among the world's most influential in their fields, according to the Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List.Spanning several fields of the sciences and engineering, from IoT and soil pollution remediation to clean energy solutions, ZJU scholars named on the list this year are: HUANG Feihe(Chemistry)QIAN Guodong(Chemistry)WU Haobin&nb...


CHIEF breaks ground in Hangzhou


On November 18, the construction of the Centrifugal Hypergravity and Interdisciplinary Experiment Facility (CHIEF) kicked off in Hangzhou. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-tech City, CHIEF covers an area of 89 mu (1 mu≈667 m2) and is expected to be completed within 5 years. CHIEF, the outcome of 13-year scientific and technological research, is headed by CHEN Yunmin from the College of Civil E...


ZJU portrayed in IAU-BBC“Aiming Higher in a Transforming World” documentary series


Zhejiang University (ZJU) has been featured in a documentary developed by BBC StoryWorks in cooperation with International Association of Universities (IAU). This series, named “Aiming Higher in a Transforming World “conveys the key role of universities in addressing societal transformations.The "Aiming Higher" documentaries were unveiled during the plenary session of the IAU conf...


Dialogue @ ZJU With Prof. YANG Wei,member of CAS, former president of Zhejiang University


[Editor’s message: On the occasion of the TWAS Council meeting in Hangzhou (11 November) and the "Science for Future" workshop at Zhejiang University (12 November), Prof. YANG Wei accepted the interview by Global Communications,ZJU] Question: How would you envision China in relation to the world that will be in 30 to 50 years?YANG:In 30 to 50 years from now, China will still progr...


Updated version of Jueying robot dog released


The latest version of the four-legged “Jueying” robot dog was released on November 1. “This new version is featured by remarkable kinetic and perceptive capabilities. It has made another major breakthrough in algorithms, particularly in bounding and jumping,” introduced ZHU Qiuguo from the Zhejiang University College of Control Science and Engineering.  The new “Jueying” robot dog is 85...


Dialogue @ ZJU | With Prof. M. Hassan,President, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)


[Editor’s message: On the occasion of the TWAS Council meeting in Hangzhou (11 November) and the "Science for Future" workshop at Zhejiang University (12 November), Prof. M. Hassan accepted the interview by Global Communications,ZJU] Question:How would you envision China in relation to the world that will be in 30 to 50 years?Hassan:Of course one has to speculate. But I think it ...