• Brief Introduction

University Profile

Brief Introduction to Zhejiang Wanli University

Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU), situated in Ningbo, covers a total area of 95 hectares and consists of Qianhu Campus, Huilong Campus and Zhashan Base. ZWU has most beautiful human-orientated campuses,green and well-equipped, widely recognized by people in educational circles. In ZWU, there are a Business School, a Law School, a Faculty of Culture & Communication, a Faculty of Foreign Languages, a Faculty of Design and Architecture, a Faculty of Biological & Environmental Sciences, a Faculty of Electronic and Information Engineering, a Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, a Junior College, for a total of 9 faculties, as well as Continuing Education College and World College. ZWU provides 36 4-year undergraduate programs, which comprise disciplines as wide as economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture and management.

At present, there are more than 20,000 full-time students at ZWU, with a staff of more than 1,000. ZWU has set up a key provincial laboratory, known as the Fundamental Course Teaching Demonstration Center for Electrical & Electronic Processing. ZWU also has four key municipal laboratories: Ningbo Agricultural Product Processing Laboratory, Ningbo Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Laboratory, Ningbo Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Laboratory and Ningbo Microbiology and Environmental Engineering Laboratory. In addition, ZWU has 20 research institutes including: the Institute of Applied Linguistics, the Institute of Biological Technology, Chinese and Foreign Law Research Center, Ningbo Industrial and Economic Development Research Center and Ningbo Auditing Institute. Therefore, ZWU possesses many key provincial and municipal specialties and disciplines. The university library houses a collection of more than 1,200,000 books; about 2,500 journals both in Chinese and foreign languages; and is equipped with “the Closed Mirror Station for China Academic Journal Net”, the “Wanfang Data Service Center”, and an additional 6,000 digital periodicals available on the university network.

On Huilong Campus, in order to cater to and meet the particular requirements of freshmen, the university implements independent management and places emphasis on fundamental teaching of foreign languages and computer skills. The course credits, flexible teaching, tutorial system and teaching according to their aptitude, hence student-oriented management system is realized. 

Over the last few years, the university has actively participated in international exchanges and co-operation with other universities, successively establishing relationships with more than 20 universities in the UK, France, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Ukraine, among others. Furthermore, ZWU has established a close partnership with the university of Nottingham. Thanks to joint efforts, a new cooperative university, the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (UNNC), which follows the education system of the University of Nottingham, UK, has been set up. Through mutual recognition of credit, many channels of overseas study are opened up to graduates. The university provides students with opportunities to experience foreign cultures and to acquire the latest know-how, and a caring atmosphere to study foreign languages by virtue of student exchange programs, short-term visiting programs and the annual employment of more than ten foreign teachers. In addition, the university also encourages teachers to attend international academic conferences and to undertake internationally co-operative research, and welcomes oversea scholars to give lectures or make short-term academic exchanges.

While running our university under the guidance of the principle:  Consider students the point of departure, Depend upon a good teaching staff, Face up to the market demands and Interact with the international academic community”, the quality of teaching is always our focus. The employment rate of graduates is very positive, and graduates from the university are widely appreciated by employers.

The university attaches a great deal of importance to the development of campus culture. Thefourseasons in ZWU ---- Green Wanli, Technological Wanli, International Wanli, and Human-oriented Wanli, become the highlights of a series of large-scale activities. Cultivation of students’ innovative and pioneering spirit and a wide variety of activities in which students interact socially has created an academic atmosphere and human-oriented environment with special characteristics in ZWU.


Students in ZWU

The Students Affairs and Development Center is a multi-purpose department concentrating on students’ development, satisfying their study requirement, protecting their rights and interests, fostering their comprehensive development and providing them with education, management and services.

The Center, located in the Students Affairs Hall, takes charge of Student admission, Mental Health, Rights and Interests Protection, Community Service, All-round Development, Innovation and Creation, Vocational Counseling, and Skill Training. Thus, serving the students’ daily life and comprehensive development.

The Students Affairs Hall provides more than 30 convenient, prompt, and fair one-stop services from 8 A.M. to 20:30 P.M., including: helping students with their needs, counseling, student cultivation and development, overseas study, vocational counseling, and all matters relating to students’ life. It provides the most authentic and latest information reference for the decision-making and subsequent services of the university.

For student cultivation and development, Green Wanli, Technological Wanli, International Wanli, and Human-oriented Wanli are the four series of campus cultural programs that are very popular with students, starting respectively in March, May, October, and December.

Green Wanli, the “Environmental Protection Series”, aims at developing students’ awareness of environmental protection, and advocate the harmonious relationship between human beings, nature and environment. Technological Wanli, the “Science and Technology Series”, focuses on “innovation, pioneering and creativity”; thus, promoting and fostering student’s extracurricular, academic, scientific and technological creativity. International Wanli, the “International Culture Series”, aims to extend international field of vision and foster international awareness of the students. Human-oriented Wanli, the “Chinese Culture Series”, intends to promote Wanli spirit, foster humane qualities, and develop an altruistic spirit, concern for the needs of others, and strengthen students’ sense of social responsibility and individual qualities.  

     Student societies, as a key part of campus life, have exerted great efforts in promoting the students’ qualities and bringing about a flourishing of social interaction on campus. The 100 societies, directly led by the Committee of Communist Youth League and managed by the Society Council of the university, are categorized as: research and study, culture and art, service and practice, sports activity, professional technique, and technological innovation. The Youth Volunteers’ Association (YVA) is the largest student society with more than 20,000 members. In comparison with other universities in Zhejiang Province, the YVA has acquitted itself well, winning the Prize of Outstanding Society and the Prize for the provision of excellent service many times.