Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGU) is located in Hangzhou, a beautiful city that has a long history in China and was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2011. The history of ZJGU goes back to 1911 when it was named "Hangzhou Business School", which was one of the first business schools in China. It was renamed "Hangzhou Institute of Commerce" in 1980 and then "Zhejiang Gongshang University" in 2004.
ZJGU has become one of the provincial top universities in the fields of economics, management, law, literature, history, philosophy, engineering, science and arts. It offers more than one hundred and forty full-time degree programs including undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and post-doctoral fellowship programs. ZJGU has had academic exchanges and joint scientific research and educational programs with 52 universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Thailand, etc. The University has a good reputation in teaching and research, especially in business, administration, law, food technology and other social sciences. ZJGU has a student population of over 34640 and 2110 staff. The university has a surface of 129.6 hectares, with two campuses: Xiasha Campus and downtown Campus.
The University attaches great importance to international cooperation in the areas of education and research. It has had student exchange, joint research and a variety of cooperative programs with over fifty universities in the USA, the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea, etc. Over nine hundred international students are studying Chinese Language, Chinese Culture, degree programs and other academic subjects on the campuses. Educational internationalization has become a great mission. The thriving international education attracts more and more overseas students coming to study at Zhejiang Gongshang University every semester.
Living in Hangzhou
Hangzhou is the center of politics, economy, culture, science, and education of Zhejiang. It is located in the most developed area of China and the traffic here is really convenient.
As one of the seven ancient capitals, Hangzhou is a historical and cultural city famous for tourism. In the 13th century, Italian traveler Marco Polo praised the city as "the richest and most splendid city in the world”. Hangzhou is famous for the beautiful West Lake. It is said that "there is Paradise above, Suzhou and Hangzhou are below", that is the best praise given to this city. The West Lake was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2011.
The e-commerce industry is flourishing in Hangzhou and Alibaba, a world-renowned e-commerce company, is located here.