Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) is a multi-disciplinary full-time regular university under the direct guidance of Zhejiang Provincial Government, which focuses on engineering with additional disciplines in arts, management, science, and economics. Founded in 1980, it was initially known as Hangzhou Industrial School Attached to Zhejiang University. Combining the successful school-running experience of German Universities of Applied Sciences（FH） with Chinese Characteristics, ZUST explores to cultivate high quality internationalized talents with innovative spirits and applied skills.
Zhejiang University of Science and Technology has two campuses Xiaoheshan and Anji campus,.At present the university has 11 schools, 3 teaching centers, 3 First-class disciplines with master’s degree conferring right, 2 master’s degree-conferring programs and altogether 50 undergraduate majors with more than 15,600 full-time regular undergraduates and postgraduates and over 1000 foreign students.
ZUST has been designated as pilot institution of Chinese-German cooperation in the area of application-orientated talent cultivation by the Ministry of Education, and “Chinese-German Forum” Base construction unit, becoming an important window of cooperation in education, science and technology and cultural exchange between Zhejiang province or even China and Germany; Meanwhile, the university has successfully established international relationships with more than 50 universities in Germany, UK, America, France, etc., and has set up more than 90 programs of various kinds; In March 2014 the university started cooperation with Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and West Coast University of Applied Sciences, Germany for joint development of “Chinese-German Institute of Applied Engineering”, which is the first and the only college for international cooperative undergraduate education in Zhejiang Province. The total number of its foreign students ranks the 6th, and that of foreign students working for certificates comes 4th among colleges and universities all over Zhejiang province; it is also fruitful in the construction of overseas Confucius Institutes, and has cooperatively set up two Confucius Institutes in Romania and Germany. The Confucius Institute in Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca of Romania stands out as one of the “Advanced Confucius Institutes”.