Zhejiang University sometimes referred to as Zheda, is a national university in China. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education.
Zhejiang University is located approximately 112 miles (180 km) southwest of Shanghai in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Zhejiang University Library collection contains about 6.9 million volumes, making it one of the largest academic libraries in the country. The university focuses on both undergraduate and graduate education.
The total number of faculty and staff members of the university is 8,434, of which 3,570 are teachers and researchers, with 13 members of the Chinese Academy of Science, 13 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1,296 professors and 2,537 associate professors.