Introduction to ZAFU
Founded in 1958, Zhejiang A&F University (ZAFU) is a key comprehensive university of Zhejiang Province located in Lin’an District, Hangzhou (west end of Hangzhou Chengxi Sci-Tech Corridor). ZAFU is co-established by Zhejiang Provincial Government and State Forestry Administration, directly under the auspices of Zhejiang Province. As a multidisciplinary university featuring in agriculture, forestry and biological environment, ZAFU offers degrees in 8 disciplines.
Over the past 60 years, the university has grown to cover three campuses, with a total area of 213 hectares. As a multi-disciplinary university, it offers eight discipline classes, with strengths in agriculture, forestry, and the biological environment. Currently, the disciplines of Engineering, Plant & Animal Science, and Agricultural Science rank in the top 1% of Essential Science Indicators; ZAFU is now ranked in the National Top 200 Universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
ZAFU is composed of Donghu, Yijin and Zhuji campuses, covering 213 hectares and 900,000 square meters of building space.With 17 faculties and one independent college, ZAFU offers 62 undergraduate programs, 55 graduate programs and 1 postgraduate program. At present, ZAFU has over 32,500 students (including over 1900 graduate students andmore than1000 international students) and 2022 staff. The disciplines of Engineering, and Plant & Animal Science rank in the top 1%of ESI, Forestry in the top 20% and Landscape in the top 30% of national disciplines evaluation.ZAFU now ranks in National Top 200 universities of ARWU.
ZAFU has one State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Silviculture,oneNational Engineering Technology Research Center of Wood-based Resources, one National Laboratory of High Efficient Preparation Technology of Biopesticide, one International Tea Culture Base, and 22 Provincial and Ministerial Sci-tech Innovative Laboratories.
Zhejiang A&F University is a comprehensive university with a favorable academic atmosphere. “Pursuing the Truth and being Dedicated” is the motto of the university. The beautiful campus, famous for its abundant plant species, surrounded by mountains and waters, is an ideal place for study and research.
We focus on education as a journey of self-discovery and personal fulfillment. The degree programs were designed to improve students’ competences which will promote their employ-ability in the long term. International cooperation is one of the key objectives of the university. You will discover a dynamic and ambitious university supported by energetic and committed staff. We look forward to meeting you here in ZAFU.
One of the most Beautiful Campuses in China
School of Foreign Language
Foreign Teacher Activity
Hangzhou (City Panorama) is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in China. Though it has been through many recent economic and technological developments, it still remains its historic beauty and cultural heritage. The city’s West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site, attracts tourists from both home and abroad all year round. Twinned with nearly 20 cities around the world, Hangzhou is one of the most modern and vibrant cities to live in.
With a number of means of transport at your disposal, getting around the city is super easy. Do not feel like taking the metro to visit the scenery spots in the city? Then you can always bike there. Want to tour around a nearby city on weekends? Train rides are probably what you’d be looking for. Cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Suzhou are all just within hours’ distance by train or car.
Arts & culture
Hangzhou’s cultural richness constantly surprises you. Three of China’s most important museums, China National Silk Museum, China National Tea Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum are all located in Hangzhou. If you are interested in opera, then you’ve come to the right place for there are lots of theaters in Hangzhou giving performance of opera shows!
Hangzhou is a culinary paradise with a large number of delicious dishes. Hangzhou’s local cuisine enjoys a nation-wide reputation and dishes prepared in its style are reputed to be “fresh, tender, soft and smooth, with a mellow fragrance”. Some of the better-known examples of Hangzhou’s regional cuisine are: West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Dongpo Pork, Beggar’s Chicken, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, and Hangzhou Soy-sauce Duck. Sounds interesting? Behind these dishes, there always seems to be a beautiful story linked with a historical figure in Hangzhou. In addition to the traditional Hangzhou food or Chinese cuisine, plenty of restaurants offer south-eastern or western-style food. In Hangzhou, you never have to worry about going hungry.