About Us


    The Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE) is a collaboration in the field of Biomedical Sciences between Zhejiang University of China and The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


    Biomedical Sciences covers the functioning of the human body at molecular, cellular, organ and systems levels in health and disease. Biomedical scientists use knowledge gained by research across a range of related disciplines, including physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, immunology and neuroscience, and apply this knowledge to increase understanding of normal bodily functions and in the analysis of disease mechanisms. The research carried out by biomedical scientists is fundamental for new developments and innovations in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.


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    ZJE's Mission is to:
    • Provide the highest-quality research-led teaching and learning

    • Challenge the boundaries of knowledge, research and disciplines

    • Enable our graduates and staff to be exceptional individuals equipped to address global challenges

    • Promote good health, economic growth, cultural understanding and social well-being

    You can find out more about our current research work and themes here. 

    The University of Edinburgh


    Founded in 1583, The University of Edinburgh has been providing students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. It is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 22th in the 2023/24 QS World University Rankings. The University of Edinburgh is also ranked 4th in the UK for research power, based on the breadth and quality of its research.


    The University of Edinburgh is valued and respected in the world job market. It is an excellent training ground for high-flyers and enables students to develop the abilities and attributes that employers want. The University of Edinburgh is ranked 23rd in the world for the employability of its graduates, and in 2014/15, six months after graduating, 94 per cent of The University of Edinburgh students were in employment or postgraduate study.


    Zhejiang University


    Zhejiang University (浙江大學), is a national university in China. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. It is a member of the C9 League, the Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. It is currently ranked third in China after Peking University and Tsinghua University, placed 42th in the 2023/24 QS World University Rankings.


    The Zhejiang University School of Basic Medical Sciences has a large number of talented faculty members including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, outstanding teachers of Zhejiang province as well as 82 professors and associated professors.


    Researchers in the School of Basic Medical Sciences are leaders in basic and translational biomedical research, especially in oncology, metabolic syndrome, neuroscience and mental illness, medical molecular biology, stem cell and regenerative medicine and genetic areas such as genomics.


    International campus


    The Universities have established an international research institute at the International Campus of Zhejiang University in Haining, Zhejiang, that builds on the existing strengths of both, and aims to foster collaborations in teaching and research.


    The newly built International Campus has state of the art learning and teaching facilities as well as student-centred support structures. In addition, it provides extensive sports and leisure opportunities, exceptional accommodation and a high-class catering service. You can find out more about our campus here.


    All students who graduate from ZJE are eligible for two degrees: A Bachelor of Science (Hons) from The University of Edinburgh and Bachelor of Science from Zhejiang University.


    Find more details about ZJE in Our Campus and Getting Around.