Zhejiang University - School of Management, located in Hangzhou, China, was founded in 1897 and is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China. Zhejiang University was founded as one of the earliest institutions of modern higher education, and dates back to the formation of Qiushi Academy in 1897. After over one century of exploration and development, Zhejiang University has become one of China's top national universities with its solid research foundation, substantial technical strength and distinctive features. As a leading comprehensive and research-oriented university, Zhejiang University holds its worldwide respect and is in the first batch of memberships of Project 211(a project of 106, as of 2007, key universities and colleges in the 21st century initiated in 1995 by the Ministry of Education of China.) and Project 985 (a constructive project for founding world-class universities in the 21st century conducted by the government of China.)
The Graduate Education at ZJU was initiated in 1927 and was formally established in December 1984. It was one of the first experimental graduate schools authorized by State Council. In February 1995, Zhejiang University along with other ten universities, received awards in an experimental graduate school evaluation organized by the Former State Education Commission, after which the graduate school was officially authorized. Today, Zhejiang University has more than 500 000 almuni and associations dedicated to alumni in more than 15 countries in the world.