Zhengzhou University

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Zhengzhou University
PresidentLiu Jiongtian (刘炯天)
Administrative staff
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Affiliations211 project, NAHLU, Double First-Class University project

Zhengzhou University (simplified Chinese: 郑州大学; traditional Chinese: 鄭州大學; pinyin: Zhèngzhōu Dàxué), colloquially known in a Chinese as Zhèngdà (郑大) is a public university located in Zhengzhou, Henan, People's Republic of China. Zhengzhou University is the largest university in China in term of student number (73,000 students).[1] The Campus size is the tenth largest in China at 433 hectares (1,070 acres).[2]

Zhengzhou University is on the list of National "211 Project" of key construction universities, and of "One Province, One University" of National Key Support Construction Universities, as well as of co-construction universities by Henan Province and Ministry of Education. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class University.[3]

As of September 2017, Zhengzhou University is on the list (42 universities in total) of World Double First-class University Project, i.e., Chinese world wide first-class universities and first-class disciplines constructive project.[4]

As of March 2018, Zhengzhou University is on the list of Ministry-Province Co-constructed Universities Project, announced by the Chinese Ministry of Education, during the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference.[5]


Merger of three universities[edit]

Zhengzhou University was newly established on July 10, 2000 by a merger of three former universities: Zhengzhou University, Henan Medical University, and Zhengzhou University of Technology.

History before merger[edit]

Henan Medical University dates back to the medical education in National Fifth Sun Yat-Sen University built in 1928 (the predecessor of National Henan University founded in 1942). This national university moved into Zhengzhou in 1952 and established Henan Medical College (the first batch authorized to confer doctoral degrees) which was the fore running of the higher medical education in Henan province.

Zhengzhou University is the first comprehensive university established by the State Council of Chinese Government in 1954. According to the State Council, a group of faculty members from Shandong University, Peiking University, Jilin University and Northeast University moved to Zhengzhou. The Zhengzhou University was established by these professors in 1954. Zhengzhou University was admitted into Project 211 in 1996.

Zhengzhou University of Technology as a National Key University under the direct administration of the Ministry of Chemical Industry of China, it was founded in 1963.


Zhengzhou University now has four campuses covering 1070 acres land across Zhengzhou City. The main campus covers 799 acres of land on Science Avenue and Changchun Road in North-West section of Zhengzhou City. It is one of the most beautiful campuses in China. It cost more than two billion Yuan to build this campus. Majority of schools and faculties locate on main campus.

The east campus is the campus of previous Henan Medical University in the city center between Zhongyuan Road and Jianshe Road. The clinical stage of medical education is held on this campus. The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, with more than 10,000 sickbeds, is the largest hospital word-widely.[6]

The south campus is the campus of previous Zhengzhou University in the city center area of Daxue Road.

The north campus is the campus of previous Zhengzhou University of Technology in the city center of Wenhua Road.

Staff, program, students[edit]

After years of balanced development, Zhengzhou University now is a multi-discipline institution with 12 fields, such as science, engineering, medicine, literature, history, philosophy, law, economics, management science, pedagogy, agriculture and arts. Currently there are six national key disciplines, condensed matter physics, materials processing engineering, history of ancient China, organic chemistry, chemical technology, pathology and pathophysiology; four disciplines ranked top 1% in ESI globally: chemistry, clinical medicine, materials science and engineering; 21 first-level disciplines are authorized to confer doctoral degrees, 3 independent second-level disciplines to confer doctoral degrees, 55 first-level disciplines to confer master's degrees, as well as 24 post-doctoral research stations. There are 47 Schools and 9 affiliated hospitals in Zhengzhou University.[7] The number of staff is over 6,000, 4000 academic members, 33 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering (10 full-time, 22 part-time and 3 oversea), 670 professors, and 1,600 associate professors. In year 2016, there are around 55,000 undergraduate students, 15,000 graduate students and 1,800 international students studying in Zhengzhou University.


There are 47 schools or departments in Zhengzhou University.

Medicine related schools and departments[edit]

School Program (Bachelor)
School of Clinical Medicine Clinical Medicine (5/7-year)


Medical Imageology

MBBS (Six-year)

School of Basic Medicine Basic Medicine
School of Nursing Nursing
School of Public Health Preventive Medicine
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmaceutical Preparation


School of Stomatology Stomatology
Department of Clinical Medical Laboratory Science Medical Laboratory Science
Bell tower square

Humanities and social science related schools and departments[edit]

School Program (Bachelor)
School of Business Statistics

Business Administration


International Trade

Financial Science


Department of Education Applied Psychology


School of Fine Arts Calligraphy



Artistic Design

School of Foreign Languages German




School of History Archaeology


School of Information Management Information Management and Information System

Archival Science

Library Science

School of Journalism &


Science of Radio and Television Journalism

Science of Advertisement


School of Law Law
School of Liberal Arts Teaching Chinese Language Internationally

Chinese Language and Literature

School of Management Electronic Commerce

Engineering Management

Industrial Engineering

Logistics Management

School of Education Education in Ideology and Politics
School of Music Music and Performance


School of Public Administration Social Work


Public Affairs Management


School of Physical Education Physical Education
School of Tourism Management Marketing

Music Performance (flight direction)

Hotel Management

Tourism Management

Science and engineering related schools[edit]

School Program (Bachelor)
School of Mathematics &


Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Information and Computer Sciences


Financial Mathematics

School of Physical


Electronic Science and Technology

Electronic Information Science and Technology

Observation & Control Techniques and Instrument


Applied Physics

School of Electrical


Electric Engineering and Automation


Biomedical Engineering

School of Chemistry &

Molecular Engineering


Applied Chemistry

School of Chemical Engineering

& Energy

Safety Engineering (System Security Oriented)

Medicine-making Engineering

Process Equipment and Control Engineering

Thermal Energy and Power Engineering

Chemical Engineering and Technology

Environmental Science

School of Life Science Biotechnology

Biological Engineering

Biological information

School of Mechanical


Industrial Design

Mechanical Engineering and Automation

Automation and Mechanical Design & Manufacturing

School of Mechanics Science &


Safety Engineering(Equipment and Safety )

Engineering Mechanics

School of Information


Software Engineering

Electronic Information Engineering

Computer Science and Technology

Communicational Engineering

School of Civil Engineering Transportation Engineering

Urban Underground Space Engineering

Construction Environment & Equipment Engineering

Civil Engineering

School of Architecture Landscape Architecture

Urban Planning


Artistic Design

(EnvironmentalArtistic Design Oriented)

School of Material Science &


Packing Engineering

Material Shaping and Control Engineering

Material Science and Engineering

Polymer Materials and Engineering

School of Environment &

Water Conservancy Engineering

Water Conservation and Hydropower Engineering

Water-supply and Drainage Engineering

Geographical Information System

Environmental Engineering

and River Crossing Engineering


Featured with a solid scientific research foundation, Zhengzhou University now owns more than 330 scientific research institutions of all levels/kinds, among which are 1 National Engineering Research Center, 1 National Technology Research Promotion Center, 1 National Chemical Safety Engineering Technology Center, 1 National Research Center for Safety Evaluation of Drugs, 2 National Drug Clinical Research Bases, 3 MOE Key Labs, 2 MOE Engineering Research Center, 1 Key Research Base of College Humanities and Social Sciences sponsored by the MOE and the Province, 1 Sports Culture Research Base under the Sports Culture Development Research Center of the State Sports General Administration, 1 National Intellectual Property Training Base, 6 Henan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Centers; Provincial Key Labs, Engineering Technology Research Centers, International United Labs, Key Humanities and Social Science Research Bases, Provincial Universities and Colleges Key Principles Open Labs, Engineering Technology Research Centers, State Key Laboratory Cultivation Bases total up to 104, and provincial key scientific and research institutions total up to 125, which indicates a strong capability on basic research, application research and development of science and technology. With a total construction area of 84,000sqm, its library contains a collection of books of more than 7.971 million. The university has its own publishing house and issues 14 academic journals.[8]

Scholarship programs[edit]

As the largest university in China, Zhengzhou University provides millions of US dollars to sponsor hundreds of applicants with full scholarship and partial scholarship to pursue their degree non-degree study in Zhengzhou University each year. This is the only Chinese university with so many scholarship seats. In 2018, about 500 newly recruited students were sponsored by various types of scholarship, such as President Scholarship, Henan Government Scholarship, Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Scholarship. These scholarships will cover:

  1. Majority part of tuition for bachelor program;
  2. Whole tuition for master program;
  3. Tuition, accommodation and living allowance for doctor program.

School of International Education[edit]

The School of International Education (SIE) is in charge of international education of Zhengzhou University. There are approximately 1,700 overseas students from 70 countries/areas, among them 80% are degree students, more than 10% are supported by full scholarship. SIE also houses a Chinese language education base (accredited by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council) and a Chinese international promotion base of Henan Province offering a number of Chinese language programs from short term training to bachelor's and master's degree. SIE runs a Confucius School jointly with Indian Vellore Institute of Technology and a Confucius class with St Mary School in USA. Zhengzhou university in collaboration with MEDVIZZ - CEO, Dr G Bhanu prakash to train all medical faternities for USMLE, PLAB AND FMGE in the campus itself.[9]

Zhengzhou University is dedicated to conducting various forms cooperation and exchanges with famous universities abroad, absorbing advanced education programs and striving to achieve the objective of internationalization.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "中国在校生人数最多的10所大学,谁敢比我多?". www.sohu.com.
  2. ^ "Top 10 largest university campuses in China - China.org.cn". www.china.org.cn. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  4. ^ "Zhengzhou University.About ZZU". english.zzu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  5. ^ “部省合建”启动,14所高校终拿下“准部属”身份!. www.cingta.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  6. ^ "全球最大医院——郑大一附院东区医院开诊-健康频道-手机搜狐". m.sohu.com. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 20, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 25, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ http://www5.zzu.edu.cn/international/why%20zzu/why%20@%20zzu/4a44c05f49411e11014964a479730c71.html

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