Sleeping fruit flies help researchers decipher sleep


GUO Fang, a researcher in the Department of Neuroscience of School of Medicine, identifies a neural circuit of Drosophila linking circadian neuron APDN1 with the sleep center ellipsoid body EB-R2. This study provides crucial clues to understanding the connection mechanism between the circadian clock and the sleep regulation.Researchers forecast that in the future, light sleepers may cure inso...


Wall-climbing robot for rust removal put into use


Rust and adhesion of marine creatures are two constant headaches for ocean-going vessels. To ensure the working condition of a vessel, it’s necessary to clean up iron rust, deteriorated paint and adhesive marine creatures periodically. However, manual cleaning is typically labor-intensive and has some intractable problems, such as high risk of injuries caused by aloft work, environmental and phys...


The Fifth International Advisory Board Meeting successfully concluded


Prominent scholars and business leaders around the globe came to Hangzhou on Oct. 21 for the Fifth International Advisory Board (IAB) Annual Meeting of School of Management, Zhejiang University. All the participants had gathered to learn and exchange views on the theme of “Building a world leading management school rooted in China”.The morning plenary session featured three keynote speeches and ...


QS Asia University Rankings 2019: ZJU ranks 13th in the region


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released its 2019 Asia University Rankings, and ZJU makes it into the top 20 universities in Asia, rising eight places from last year’s 21st to 13th.This year, the number of universities featured in the QS Asia rankings is increased from 450 to 505. With 111 featured universities, Chinese Mainland has made impressive progress in the rankings. Five of them a...


ZJU pedagogical frontline – VR course with Harvard


While it used to give us great amusement watching our grandfathers' jaws drop in amazement at new media teaching tools, little did we expect the very same reaction on our part at what just happened in ZJU's archaeology classroom. On Sept. 26, ZJU students "met" their counterparts from Harvard University at "the Pyramids of Giza", benefiting from an internet connect...


ZJU's contribution to the world's longest sea-crossing bridge


The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, was open to traffic on Oct. 23. The bridge spans the waters of the Pearl River Estuary and cuts the travel time between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao from three hours to 30 minutes.The bridge, crowned as a modern Wonder of the World, carries more than 400 original patents and sets seven world records. When people ma...


Ideas to reality: International College Students' Entrepreneurship Invitational Competition 2018


"At first it all began with a simple idea: make running more fun," said LI Chenxiao, CEO of StepBeats and a sophomore from ZJU’s College of Media and International Culture. "One day I heard someone complaining beats in his music doesn’t match his running steps, and it came to my mind that it would be great to have music produced in real time in sync with the runner...


ZJU ranks first in 4th China College Students' 'Internet Plus' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition


The 4th China College Students’ ‘Internet Plus’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, themed on “Ride the Tide of the Era and Strive for Excellence in China”, was held at Xiamen University on Oct. 12-15. More than 2.65 million college students from both China and abroad signed up for the competition with over 640,000 projects in total.  Zhejiang University has clinched 2 cham...


2018 China-Korea-Italy Workshop on Submerged Floating Tunnel held at ZJU


A Submerged Floating Tunnel (SFT) is a great potential traffic structure for crossing long waterways and deep straits. It has been included in one of the 60 important scientific and engineering technical problems by China Association for Science and Technology in this year. Currently, the design and construction technology of SFT has attracted great attention and special research from scienti...


Hepatic neoplasm kinetics revealed by Holo-Seq


The research team headed by JIA Junling at the Life Sciences Institute and the research team led by ZHENG Min in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University co-published a research article entitled “Holo-Seq: single-cell sequencing of holo-transcriptome” in the October 17 issue of Genome Biology, a top journal in genomics.Researchers used the single-cell holo-transcriptome sequencing (H...


A novel type of battery developed to store energy using porous carbon from mold


The research team, headed by XIA Xinhui at the School of Materials Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, developed a novel type of high-energy lithium-sulfur(Li/S)battery using porous carbon from Aspergillus Oryzae, a species of fugi to ferment soybeans for soy sauces in eastern Asian countries. They introduced porous carbon fermented from waste fruits and vegetables into the ene...


Professor Diffie delivers his first undergraduate lesson on Yuquan Campus


Pioneer of public-key cryptography and Turing Laureate Bailey Whitfield Diffie had his first lesson for undergraduates on Yuquan Campus today. Students from sophomore to senior coming from different campuses gathered for this first lecture.The first lesson is an introduction to cyber security. Starting from the example of a phony caller asking for secret information, Prof. Diffie talked ...


A new approach to reconstruct pelvic bone defects using autograft


Pelvic surgery has long been a hard nut to crack in the medical field due to the complex structure of the pelvis. Pelvic ring reconstruction after resection of pelvic malignancies or aggressive benign tumors remains challenging and formidable both at home and abroad.Recently, the research team led by Prof. YE Zhaoming in the Department of Orthopedics at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zheji...


ZJU's inaugural edition of Major Festival kicks off


Mid-October is the time for more than 6,000 ZJU freshmen to declare their majors. In order to help them learn about different majors, the university held a special "major" exposition last weekend.At this exposition, professors from 34 departments and schools acted as “exhibitors”. They showcased the dazzling highlights in their discipline to freshmen in a vivid and tangible manner.The ...

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