Research on computer science and technology of Zhejiang University can be traced back to early 1960's. In 1973 the Department of Radio Electronic Engineering set up a major in Electronic Computer, while Software was set up as a sub major of Applied Mathematics. In 1978, the merge of these two major areas formed Department of Computer Science. This was one of the earliest computer science departments founded in China's higher education institutes. Cultivated by the department are two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Pan, Yunhe and Professor Chen, Zuoning. Professor Pan is currently the Vice-President of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Professor Chen is now working at No.56 Institute of General Staff Ministry. After the amalgamation of the four universities in 1998, the Computer Science Department of the former Hangzhou University was merged in. In April 2002, the Department of Computer Science was promoted to the College of Computer Science and Technology (CCST) of Zhejiang University. In the mean time, the College of Software Technology (CST) was founded with the support of the CCST, and became one of the first 35 National Model Software Colleges authorized by the National Ministry of Education and National Development Planning Committee.