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Brief Introduction to the College

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.

CCST consists of four departments (namely the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Digital Media and Network Technology, the Department of Industrial Design and the Department of Software engineering), together with four research institutes (including the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Computer Software, the Institute of Computer System Architecture, and the Institute of Modern Industrial Design), two centers (respectively the Center of Fundamental and Continuing Computer Education and the Center of Computer Application Engineering). Additionally, there are the CAD&CG State Key Laboratory, Digital Library Education Ministry Engineering Research Center, National Train Intelligent Engineering Research Center, the visual perception of the Ministry of Education - Microsoft Key Laboratory of Computer Aided Product innovation and design of the Ministry of Education Ministry of Education Research Center.

Discipline Construction and Talent Cultivation

CCST has one major discipline: — Computer Science and Technology, which consists of three subordinate subjects, Computer Application Technology, Computer Software and Theory, and Computer System Architecture. There are three other independent subordinate subjects, namely Digital Art and Design, Aerospace Information Technology, and E-Service. The Computer Science and Technology discipline offers doctoral degree programs and has a post-doctoral work station offered as well. All the subordinate subjects offer programs for doctoral and master’s degrees. Based on the Computer Application Technology discipline, which is one of the Nation Key Disciplines, CAD & CG has been listed as one of the key programs of the National 211 Project, and Network-based Intelligent Graphics Technologies has been listed as one of the key programs of “The Tenth National Five-Year Plan” of the National 211 Project. In addition, Computer Software & Theory, and Computer System Architecture are both Provincial Key Disciplines.
CCST faculty members are well known for their excellent overall qualities, high academic standards, rich practical experiences, and strong innovative spirits. There is 1 academician (conflicting data as the first part) from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 honorar y professors from the Cheung Kong Scholar Program set up by the Ministry of Education. Also, 5 faculty members are supported by the National Outstanding Youth Fund, and 9 faculty members are part of the plan for training Cross-Century Talents supported by the Ministry of Education. We have 2 Leading Scientist of the National “973” Project, 3 faculty members in the National Talent Fostering Project, and a young scholar with an honorary title for “Outstanding Contributions to the Nation”. Two teams are in the Innovative Research Programs supported by the National Science Foundation of China, and in the “Cheung Kong Scholar and Innovation Team Development Plan” supported by the Ministry of Education, respectively.

Educational Achievements

From 2000 to 2010, CCST has award winners of 4 Top Awards, 2 Second Awards of National Teaching Achievements, 2 National level ‘Creative Experimental Center of Talents Cultivation Mould’ Awards, 2 for National Special Major in the First Category, 4 for National Special Major in the Second Category, 1 National Teaching Group, 9 National Excellent Courses; 3 National Excellent Course of Network Education and 2 National Bilingual Demonstration Courses