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Zhengzhou University

Zhengzhou University
Established1928; 96 years ago (1928)
PresidentLi Peng
Administrative staff
Location, ,
AffiliationsDouble First-Class Construction
211 Project
National Alliance of High-level Local Universities (NAHLU)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese郑州大学
Traditional Chinese鄭州大學

Zhengzhou University (ZZU; 郑州大学) is a provincial public university in Zhengzhou, Henan, China. It is affiliated with the Province of Henan. The university is part of Project 211 and the Double First-Class Construction.

Zhengzhou University is the largest university in China in terms of number of students (around 73,000 students).[1] The campus size is 433 hectares (1,070 acres).[2]


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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, Peking University, Jilin University and Northeast University moved to Zhengzhou. The Zhengzhou University was established by these professors in 1954.

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.[3]

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.

The university was admitted into Project 211 in 1996. Zhengzhou University was restructured by the merger of three universities i.e., Zhengzhou University, Henan Medical University, and Zhengzhou University of Technology on July 10, 2000.[4] The purpose of this re-establishment was to create a center of top-notch learning covering a huge range of academic disciplines, equipped with excellent research facilities so as to revolutionize higher education in Central China in general and Henan Province in particular. Since its re-establishment, Zhengzhou University has received more attention by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the People's Government of Henan Province in terms of governmental support, finances, inter institutional cooperation and research collaboration.


Main Gate of Zhengzhou University

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 with a construction cost of more than two billion Yuan. Majority of schools and faculties are located at main campus.[5]

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 in the world.[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 97. Some of the buildings were constructed with the help of USSR. One of the most famous School: the School of Cyberspace Security is located in here. The school of Cyberspace Security has three programs for Bachelor, which are among the best in Zhengzhou University.

Staff, Programs, Students

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.[7] Currently there are six national key disciplines, condensed matter physics, materials processing engineering, history of ancient China, organic chemistry, chemical technology, pathology and pathophysiology; 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 51 Schools and departments as well as 9 affiliated hospitals in Zhengzhou University.[8] The number of staff is over 6,000, 4000 academic members, 37 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering (15 full-time, 22 part-time and 4 oversea), 747 professors, and 1,600 associate professors. In year 2020, there are around 51,000 undergraduate students, 19,000 graduate students and 2,600 international students studying in Zhengzhou University.


Bell tower square

There exist 51 schools or departments in Zhengzhou University, ranging from art and literature to social and natural science and engineering.

Medicine Schools and Departments

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

Humanities and Social Science Schools and Departments

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 Schools

School Program (Bachelor)
School of Cyberspace Security[12] Information Security

Cryptographic Science and Technology Internet of Things Engineering

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 Water Conservancy &


Hydrology and Water Resources

Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering

Hydraulic Structure Engineering

Water Conservancy Engineering

Water Supply and Drainage Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering

Municipal Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Disaster Prevention and Reduction Engineering

Harbor, Coastal, and Offshore Engineering

Road, Bridge and River Crossing Engineering


National Supercomputing Center in Zhengzhou[13]

As the seventh National Supercomputing Center approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou Center is a major technology innovation platform deployed by the state in Henan during the 13th “Five-Year Plan” period. The theoretical peak computing capacity of the host system in the center is 100PFlops and the storage capacity is 100PB. The measured continuous computing performance of the host system ranks first in the world.

Zhengzhou University Luoyang Campus

Zhengzhou University Luoyang Campus is a satellite campus of Zhengzhou University located in Luoyang,Henan.


University rankings
BCUR National[14] Domestic 46
Wu Shulian National[15] Domestic 32
CUAA National[16] Alumni 71
QS National[17] General 38–39
THE National[18] General 38–51
QS Asia
(Asia version)[19]
General 196
THE Asia
(Asia version)[20]
General 201–250
ARWU World[21] Research 151–200
QS World[22] General 621–630
THE World[23] General 601–800
USNWR World[24] General =385

There are 17 ESI disciplines in the top 1% of the world, including clinical medicine, chemistry, materials science, engineering, pharmacology and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, neuroscience and behavioral science, immunology, environment and ecology, physics, social science overview, computer science, agricultural science, microbiology, plant and zoology, mathematics, etc.[25]

Zhengzhou University has been ranked among top 150-200 global universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023,[26] and 385th globally and 75th in Asia as of 2022 by the US News & World Report Best Global University Ranking.[27]

Times Higher Education 2023 has ranked ZZU in 601-800 best global universities, while the QS World University Rankings 2024 ranked it 621-630 globally.[28][29] The CWTS Ranking 2023 of Leiden University ranked ZZU as 50th best global university[30] whereas NTU World Universities Ranking 2021 ranked it 134.[31] The QS Asia Top Universities 2022 ranked it among 220 best universities of Asia.[32]

Meihu Artificial Lake, Zhengzhou University


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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,[33] 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.[34]

Scholarship programs

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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 usually covers:[35]

  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

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 fraternities for USMLE, PLAB AND FMGE in the campus itself.[36]

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

Notable faculty

  • Liang Jun, teacher and women's rights activist

See also


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