With the aim of exploring new models of higher education that combined the best practices of the east and west, learn from world's most advanced educational experiences, and cultivate talents with innovative minds and international vision, Zhejiang University began to build its International Campus in February 2013,and was granted approval from the Ministry of Education in October 2015.
Zhejiang University will cooperate with several world's top 20 universities(or top 5 at individual discipline level) and respectively build joint institutes with each of them. So far, ZJU-Imperial Joint Lab for Applied Data Science has opened. Institute of China Studies, ZJU-UoE Institute and ZJU-UIUC Institute have been formally established, and the Campus received its first batch of freshmen in September, 2016.
International Campus is located at Haining, covering a land area of approximately 80 hectares and has a total floor area of 399,300 square meters.