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QS Top 200 World University Ranking 2011

Ranking University Country
1 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
2 Harvard University United States
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
4 Yale University United States
5 University of Oxford United Kingdom
6 Imperial College London United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 University of Chicago United States
9 University of Pennsylvania United States
10 Columbia University United States
11 Stanford University United States
12 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
13 Princeton University United States
14 University of Michigan United States
15 Cornell University United States
16 Johns Hopkins University United States
17 McGill University Canada
18 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
19 Duke University United States
20 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
21 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
22 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
23 University of Toronto Canada
24 Northwestern University United States
25 The University of Tokyo Japan
26 Australian National University Australia
27 King’s College London (University of London) United Kingdom
28 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
29 The University of Manchester United Kingdom
30 University of Bristol United Kingdom
31 The University of Melbourne Australia
32 Kyoto University Japan
33 École Normale Supérieure, Paris France
34 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
35 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
36 École Polytechnique France
37 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
38 The University of Sydney Australia
39 Brown University United States
40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
41 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
42 Seoul National University Korea, South
43 Carnegie Mellon University United States
44 New York University (NYU) United States
45 Osaka University Japan
46 Peking University China
47 Tsinghua University China
48 The University of Queensland Australia
49 The University of New South Wales Australia
50 The University of Warwick United Kingdom
51 University of British Columbia Canada
52 University of Copenhagen Denmark
53 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany
54 Technische Universität München Germany
55 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States
56 University of Washington United States
57 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
58 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
59 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
60 Monash University Australia
61 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
62 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
63 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
64 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
65 Trinity College Dublin Ireland
66 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
67 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
68 KU Leuven Belgium
69 University of Geneva Switzerland
70= Boston University United States
70= Tohoku University Japan
72 The University of Sheffield United Kingdom
73 The University of Western Australia Australia
74 The University of Nottingham United Kingdom
75 University of Southampton United Kingdom
76 University of Texas at Austin United States
77 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States
78 Washington University in St. Louis United States
79 Aarhus University Denmark
80= Nagoya University Japan
80= Utrecht University Netherlands
82 The University of Auckland New Zealand
83 Uppsala University Sweden
84 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
85 Purdue University United States
86 Lund University Sweden
87 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
88 Leiden University Netherlands
89 University of Helsinki Finland
90 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Korea, South
91 Fudan University China
92 The University of Adelaide Australia
93 University of Leeds United Kingdom
94 Pennsylvania State University United States
95 Durham University United Kingdom
96 University of York United Kingdom
97 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
98 Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) Korea, South
99 Dartmouth College United States
100 University of Alberta Canada
101 University of California, Davis United States
102 University of Minnesota United States
103 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
104 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
105 Universität Freiburg Germany
106 University of Zurich Switzerland
107 University of Southern California United States
108 University of Oslo Norway
109 Maastricht University Netherlands
110 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
111 Ohio State University United States
112 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
113 University of Maryland, College Park United States
114 Emory University United States
115 University of Groningen Netherlands
116 University of Pittsburgh United States
117 Rice University United States
118 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) United States
119 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) France
120 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
121 University of Bergen Norway
122 Kyushu University Japan
123 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
124 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
125 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) Belgium
126 University of Virginia United States
127 Newcastle University United Kingdom
128 University of Rochester United States
129 Yonsei University Korea, South
130 University of Otago New Zealand
131 Vanderbilt University United States
132 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
133 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
134 University College Dublin Ireland
135 Cardiff University United Kingdom
136 University of Lausanne Switzerland
137 Université de Montréal Canada
138 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
139 Hokkaido University Japan
140 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Germany
141 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
142 University of Colorado at Boulder United States
143 University of Bern Switzerland
144 Queen's University Canada
145 Case Western Reserve University United States
146 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
147 Universität Karlsruhe Germany
148 University of California, Irvine United States
149 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
150 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
151 University of Basel Switzerland
152 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
153 Lancaster University United Kingdom
154 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Germany
155 University of Vienna Austria
156 University of Cape Town South Africa
157 The University of Western Ontario Canada
158 Texas A&M University United States
159 McMaster University Canada
160 University of Waterloo Canada
161 University of Florida United States
162 University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) United States
163 University of Arizona United States
164 Michigan State University United States
165 University of Ghent Belgium
166 Georgetown University United States
167 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
168 University of Bath United Kingdom
169= Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico
169= Universidade de São Paulo Brazil
171 Chulalongkorn University Thailand
172 Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom
173 Tel Aviv University Israel
174 Tufts University United States
175 Wageningen University Netherlands
176 Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Spain
177 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
178 Stockholm University Sweden
179 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
180 KTH, Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
181 University College Cork Ireland
182 Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
183 Università di Bologna (UNIBO) Italy
184 University of Gothenburg Sweden
185 Waseda University Japan
186= Nanjing University China
186= University of Tsukuba Japan
188= Keio University Japan
188= University of Science and Technology of China China
190 Korea University Korea, South
191 Zhejiang University China
192 University of Iowa United States
193 Queen's University of Belfast United Kingdom
194 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain
195 University of Leicester United Kingdom
196 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Belgium
197= University of Antwerp Belgium
197= University of Sussex United Kingdom
199 University of Dundee United Kingdom
200 King Saud University Saudi Arabia

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King Saud University


King Saud University (KSU, Arabic: جامعة الملك سعود‎) is a public university located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1957 by King Saud bin Abdul Aziz as Riyadh University, as the first university in the kingdom not dedicated to religious subjects.The university was created to meet the shortage of skilled workers in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed to King Saud University in 1982.

The student body of KSU today consists of about 37,874 students of both sexes. The university offers courses in the natural sciences, the humanities, and professional studies, for which it charges no tuition. The medium of instruction in undergraduate programs is English except for Arabic and Islamic subjects.

History

Establishing Saudi Arabia’s first university was a response to the educational and professional needs of a young nation. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, proclaimed the King in 1932, and began laying the foundations for modernizing his country and establishing an educational system. In 1953, Saud, the eldest son of Abdulaziz, acceded to the throne upon his father's death. He would soon institute the Council of Ministers and establish the Ministry Education.

Prince Fahd, who would eventually become the Saudi King himself, assumed the office of the first Ministry of Education, and following the first session of the Council of Ministers, he announce, “We will shortly establish the first Saudi University, this is a foregone conclusion. This university will be one of the most prominent houses of culture and sciences and will be worthy of our country where the light of Islamic faith and civilization has emanated.” The Kingdom's first institute of higher education, King Saud University, was subsequently opened in Riyadh in 1957.


Prince Fahd was committed to promoting higher education, and once said, “I am interested, before anything else, in supporting higher and vocational education in this country in order to add a new and illustrious chapter to our glorious history. Establishing a Saudi university with all its colleges, institutes and laboratories, built according to the highest of standards, is my immediate concern.”

In 1957, according to the dictates of the Royal Decree No. 17, Prince Fahd announced the founding of King Saud University, established in order to, “Disseminate and promote knowledge in Our Kingdom for widening the base of scientific and literary study, and for keeping abreast with other nations in the arts and sciences and for contributing with them discovery and invention”, in addition to reviving Islamic civilization and articulate its benefits and glories, along with its ambitions to nurture the young virtuously and to guarantee their healthy minds and ethics.”

KSU: A History of Success
Students began studying in the College of Arts in the 1957-58 academic year. Since that time, KSU has gone through many stages of developments, and its administrative organization has developed and adapted according to the diverse needs and expanding role of the nation.

A great many of changes would take place in the coming years, such as the establishing of new colleges and opening of new branches throughout the Kingdom. Below is a collection of some of the most significant changes and developments to take place at King Saud University since its founding in 1957:

Between 1958 and 1960, three colleges are established: the College of Sciences, the College of Business (now the College of Public Administration) and the College of Pharmacy.


Royal Decree No. 112 grants King Saud University independent status with its own budget; the University was now responsible for higher education, promoting scholarly research and advancing the sciences and arts in the country. The Minister of Education was to be Rector of King Saud University, while the administrative positions of Vice Rector and Secretary General were established and each college and institute was required to have a dean, a vice dean, and a university council. (1961)

The College of Agriculture is established; in the same year, control over the Colleges of Engineering and Education, having been under the Ministry of Education in cooperation with UNESCO, is assumed by the University (1965)

The name King Saud University is changed to the University of Riyadh (1967)

The College of Medicine (1969)

Arabic Language Institute for non-Arabic speakers, as well as the Deanships of Admission and Registration and Students Affairs and Libraries (1974)

The College of Dentistry and the College of Applied Medical Sciences are added to the Riyadh campus and the launching of the Abha campus with the College of Education (1976)

The Graduate College assumes role of supervising and organizing all graduate programs in the various departments of the University (1978)

The College of Medicine at Abha (1980)

A branch in Qassim opens with the Colleges of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, and Economics and Administration (1981)

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the University of Riyadh goes back to its original name of King Saud University at the orders of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz. The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education replaces the Center for Community Service and King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) is formally opened (1982)

The Colleges of Computer and Information Science Sciences and Architecture and Planning (1984)

The Institute of Languages and Translation (1991), but becomes the College of Languages and Translation (1995)

The Council of Higher Education approves the creation of the Center for Consulting and Research, which would eventually be renamed the King Abdullah Center for Consulting and Research (1996)

King Saud University Community College in Jazan and the College of Sciences at the Qassim campus (1997)

King Khalid University is accorded university status in southwest Saudi Arabia. The branch of Imam Islamic University becomes an independent university. After unified regulations for graduate studies are established for Saudi universities, the Graduate College becomes the Deanship of Graduate Studies, while the Deanship of Academic Research is established in accordance with the dictates of the System of Academic Research (1998)

The College of Medicine is established at the Qassim campus, and the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education was turned into the College of Applied Studies and Community Service (2000)

The Community College in Riyadh (2001)

The College of Science at Al-Jouf is established, and the College of Engineering is opened at Qassim, which becomes an independent university. Community colleges are approved for Al-Majma’ah, Al-Aflaj, and Al-Qurayyat (2003)



Colleges

Humanities Colleges

Arts
Education
Law and Political Science
Languages
Tourism & Archaeology
Arabic Language Institute
Teaching
Physical Education & Sports

Science Colleges

Engineering
Science
Food and Agricultural Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Architecture and Planning
Business Administration

Health Colleges

Medicine
Dentistry
Pharmacy
Applied Medical Sciences
Nursing
Health Science
Prince Sultan College for Emergency Medical Services

Community Colleges

Applied Studies and Community Service
Community College in Al-Riyadh

Female Colleges

Center For Female Scientific and Medical Colleges
Olayasha Center for Girls

King Saud University ranked:

200th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

Queen's University Belfast



Queen's University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university's official title, per its charter, is the Queen's University of Belfast. It is often referred to simply as Queen's, or by the abbreviation QUB. The university was chartered in 1845, and opened in 1849 as "Queen's College, Belfast", but has roots going back to 1810 and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK. The university offers academic degrees at various levels and across a broad subject range, with over 300 degree programmes available.

The University also forms the focal point of the Queen's Quarter area of the city, one of Belfast's seven cultural districts.

History

Queen's University Belfast has its roots in the Belfast Academical Institution, which was founded in 1810 and remains as the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. The present university was first chartered as "Queen's College, Belfast" in 1845, when it was associated with the simultaneously founded Queen's College, Cork and Queen's College, Galway as part of the Queen's University of Ireland – founded to encourage higher education for Catholics and Presbyterians, as a counterpart to Trinity College, Dublin, then an Anglican institution. Queen's College, Belfast opened in 1849.Its main building, the Lanyon Building, was designed by the English architect, Sir Charles Lanyon. Some early students at Queen's University Belfast took University of London examinations.


The Irish Universities Act, 1908 dissolved the Royal University of Ireland, which had replaced the Queen's University of Ireland in 1879, and created two separate universities: the current National University of Ireland and Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's has been led by a distinguished line of Vice-chancellors, including Sir David Keir, Lord Ashby of Brandon, Dr Michael Grant, Sir Arthur Vick, Sir Peter Froggatt, Sir Gordon Beveridge, and Sir George Bain, the current Vice Chancellor is Professor Sir Peter Gregson.

The university's Chancellors have included Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, Field Marshal Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Eric Ashby, Baron Ashby and George J. Mitchell.The incumbent is Kamalesh Sharma.

In addition to the main campus not far from the centre of Belfast, the university has two associated university colleges, these being St Mary's and Stranmillis both also located in Belfast. Although offering a range of degree courses, these colleges primarily provide training for those wishing to enter the teaching profession. The university has formal agreements with other colleges in Northern Ireland and operates several outreach schemes to rural areas.


While the university refers to its main site as a campus, the university's buildings are in fact spread over a number of public streets in South Belfast, centring around University Road, University Square and Stranmillis Road, with other departments located further afield.

Faculties and schools

Academics at Queen's are organised into twenty schools across three faculties. Each school operates as a primary management unit of the university and the schools are the focus for education and research for their respective subject areas.


Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Education
School of English
School of History and Anthropology
School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
School of Modern Languages
School of Law
Queen's University Management School
School of Creative Arts

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Biological Sciences
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Pharmacy

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
School of Mathematics and Physics
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
School of Psychology
School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work

Several institutes are also associated with Queen's. Located close to the main campus is the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen's which offers training to law graduates to enable them to practise as solicitors or barristers in Northern Ireland, England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

The Institute of Theology consists of several colleges with a Christian emphasis, including St Mary's (Catholic), Union Theological College (Presbyterian), Belfast Bible College (non-denominational), as well as Baptist and Methodist colleges in Belfast. In all five colleges teach any programmes with a theological emphasis on behalf of the university; the university may confer theology degrees but cannot teach the subject itself.

Queen's University Belfast ranked:

197th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

193th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

University of Iowa


The University of Iowa (also known as UI, or simply Iowa) is a public state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. It is the oldest public university in the state. The university is organized into eleven colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. UI is categorized as RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.The university is a group member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten Conference, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Universities Research Association. Additionally, UI is considered a Public Ivy according to Howard and Matthew Greene's "The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities".


The University is home to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. It is one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the nation. Iowa was the first American institution of higher learning to accept creative work for academic credit, and developed the Master of Fine Arts degree.

History

The University of Iowa was founded February 25, 1847 as Iowa's first public institution of higher learning, only 59 days after Iowa became a state. The legal name for the university is the State University of Iowa (SUI) but this became confusing with Iowa State University (ISU), and the Board of Regents approved using "University of Iowa" (UI) for everyday usage in October 1964.

The first faculty offered instruction at the university beginning in March 1855 to students in the Old Mechanics Building, situated where Seashore Hall is now. In September 1855, there were 124 students, of whom forty-one were women. The 1856–57 catalogue listed nine departments offering Ancient Language, Modern Language, Intellectual philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History, Natural History, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Chemistry. The first President was Amos Dean.


The original campus was composed of the Iowa Old Capitol Building and the 10 acres (40,000 m2) (4.046 hectares) of land on which it stood. Following the placing of the cornerstone July 4, 1840, the building housed the Fifth Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Iowa (December 5, 1842) and then became the first capitol of the State of Iowa (December 28, 1846). Until that date it had been the third capitol of the Territory of Iowa. When the capitol of Iowa was moved to Des Moines in 1857, Old Capitol became the first permanent "home" of the University.

In 1855, Iowa became the first public university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. Additionally, the university was the world's first university to accept creative work in theater, writing, music, and art on an equal basis with academic research.

The university was one of the first institutions in America to grant a law degree to a woman (Mary B. Hickey Wilkinson, 1873), to grant a law degree to an African American (G. Alexander Clark, 1879), and to put an African American on a varsity athletic squad (Frank Holbrook, 1895). The university offered its first doctoral degree in 1898.

The university was the first state-university to officially recognize the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Union (1970).

Iowa established the first law school west of the Mississippi River, and was also the first to use television in education (1932) and pioneered the field of standardized testing. Additionally, Iowa was the first Big Ten institution to promote an African American to an administrative vice president’s position (Dr. Phillip Hubbard, promoted in 1966).

Colleges and Schools

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
School of Art and Art History
School of Music
Tippie College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Pharmacy
College of Education
College of Nursing
Graduate College
College of Law
Carver College of Medicine
College of Dentistry
University of Iowa College of Public Health
University College
The University of Iowa College of Public Health was formed in 1999 when the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health and the Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration were split from the Carver College of Medicine.

Research Institutes

Iowa Institute of Gerontology: The Iowa Institute of Gerontology existed from 1953 until 1971. It was closed in the latter year due to a budget shortfall.

Institute of Agricultural Medicine. The Institute of Agricultural Medicine was established in 1955 with a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation as an institutte to study rural public health issues.It was later renamed to the Institute of Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Health.


University of Iowa ranked:

192th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

Zhejiang University



Zhejiang University (ZJU; simplified Chinese: 浙江大学; traditional Chinese: 浙江大學; pinyin: Zhèjiāng Dàxué; Wade–Giles: Che-chiang-ta-hsüeh), sometimes referred to as Zheda, is a national university in China. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest institutions of higher education. It is a member of the C9 League.


Zhejiang University is located in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, approximately 112 miles (180 km) southwest of Shanghai. Zhejiang University Library collection contains about 6.9 million volumes, making it one of the largest academic libraries in the country.

History

Qing Dynasty
In 1897, Lin Qi (simplified Chinese: 林启; traditional Chinese: 林啓; pinyin: Lín Qǐ; Wade–Giles: Lin Ch'i), the mayor of Hangzhou, established "Qiushi Academy" (simplified Chinese: 求是书院; traditional Chinese: 求是書院; pinyin: Qíushì Shūyuàn; Wade–Giles: Ch'iu-shih-shu-yüan). Lin studied the western higher education system and applied it to Qiushi Academy, which would become one of the earliest new schools in modern China history. 1902, Qiushi Academy was renamed as Zhejiang Academy (浙江大學堂/浙江大学堂). 1903, its name was changed to Zhejiang Advanced College, established by Hongcheng's wife, panpan. The "Yuying Academy" was also one of the Zhejiang University's early roots. Yuying Academy was established in 1902 with its original name "Yuying Xuetang" (Xuetang means school or college), later "Yuying Yishu" (Yishu means public school), and then the academy. 1911, Yuying Academy was modified to Zhijiang Xutang, and moved to the Qinwang Hill (秦望山), outside of Hangzhou.

1912, the Zhejiang Medical School was established, later it developed to the Zhejiang Provincial Medical College. This college became the medical college of Zhejiang University.


1927, some schools and colleges (e.g. industrial and agricultural colleges/schools) were merged into the Qiushi Academy. Then the name of the enlarged school was changed into "National Third Sun Zhongshan University" (or, National Third Sun Yat-sen University), for memorial of Sun Yat-sen. April 1, 1928, it was called "Chekiang University" (or Pinyin: Zhejiang University), in the same year, "National" was added and it became "National Chekiang University" (simplified Chinese: 国立浙江大学; traditional Chinese: 國立浙江大學; pinyin: Guólì Zhèjiāng Dàxué).

1937, the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out. Due to the attack from Japanese army, the university had to move out of Hangzhou to Guizhou until 1946, after the war ended.

Reputed as "Cambridge of the East" by Joseph Needham (twice visited ZJU in 1944) in China's modern history of higher education, Zhejiang University's was consistently ranked as among top 3 in the nation during that time.

During this period, the National Zhejiang University was praised as one of the Four most Prominent Universities in the Republic China (Chinese: 民国四大名校), along with National Central University, National Southwestern Associated University and National Wuhan University.

Zhejiang University was split up into a number of single-discipline colleges during the 1952 readjustment of China's Tertiary Education System. Its schools of arts and sciences either went to former Hangzhou University or jointed with Fudan University. Its medical and pharmaceutical schools formed Zhejiang Medical University. Its agricultural and horticultural schools went to establish Zhejiang Agricultural University.

1952~1953, Its chemical engineering departments and some the other technological parts went to former Hangzhou Chemical Engineering School (now Zhejiang University of Technology, ZJUT). And the dean Li Shouheng, who was one of the main founders of China's modern chemical engineering, was pointed to be the first president of ZJUT.

In 1998, with the approval of the State Council, the new Zhejiang University was established as a combination of four major universities that had grown up in Hangzhou over the previous half-century, namely Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University.

On September 21, 2006, Chinese billionaires Duan Yongping (Zhejiang University alumnus) and Ding Lei (Zhejiang native) donated together a one-time endowment of 40 million US dollars to Zhejiang University. 30 million USD was from Duan with 10 million from Ding.



Colleges and schools

Chu Kochen Honors College
College of Economics
Guanghua Law School
College of Education
College of Humanities
School of International Studies
College of Science
College of Life Sciences
College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
College of Electrical Engineering
College of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
College of Media and International Cultures
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
College of Computer Science
College of Software Technology
College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
College of Biosystem Engineering and Food Science
College of Environmental and Resource Sciences
College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science
College of Agriculture and Biotechnology
College of Animal Sciences
School of Medicine
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Management
College of Public Administration

Zhejiang University Ranked:

191th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking
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