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Communication University of Zhejiang (CUZ) is a high-level media university with distinctive industry characteristics, co-funded by Zhejiang Provincial People's Government and the National Radio and Television Administration. On September 8, 2004, President Xi Jinping, the then Secretary of Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, inspected the University and proposed the earnest hope of "keeping up with the times and highlighting the characteristics". 

   CUZ is a high-level media university with distinctive broadcast industrial characteristics, which was jointly established by Zhejiang Provincial People's Government and the State Administration of Radio and Television (SARFT). on September 8, 2004, Comrade Xi Jinping, the then Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhejiang Province, visited CUZ and put forward his earnest hope of "keeping abreast of the times and highlighting the special characteristics". Its former Zhejiang Radio and Television School founded in 1978 and Zhejiang Radio and Television College founded in 1984 were merged to form the new Zhejiang Radio and Television Higher College in 2000, which was upgraded to Zhejiang University of Media and Communication (ZUMC) in 2004 and later the current CUZ, and was approved as a master's degree-granting unit in 2021. It has been honored with the titles of National Party Member Education and Training Demonstration Base and National Graduate Employment Typical Experienced Colleges and Universities.

   The university has two campuses in Qiantang, Hangzhou and Wuzhen, Tongxiang, covering an area of 1355.14 acres. It has 14 schools and colleges ( and departments), more than 13,300 undergraduate students, nearly 1,000 graduate students, more than 400 international students, and more than 1,400 teaching staff, including more than 150 national, provincial and ministerial-level talents and high-end talents in the industry.

   The university covers six disciplines, including arts, literature, engineering, management, economics and education. Theatre and Film and Television, Journalism and Communication are the first-class disciplines in the province (Class A), while Information and Communication Engineering and Public Administration are the first-class disciplines in the province (Class B), and there are three professional degree authorization points for the Master of Journalism and Communication, the Master of Drama and Film and Television, and the Master of International Chinese Education. There are 37 undergraduate majors, among which 13 majors such as Radio and Television Studies are national first-class major construction points, and 10 majors such as Network and New Media are provincial first-class major construction points.

   There are 3 national teaching platforms such as National Animation Teaching and Research Base and National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre for Television Editing and Guiding, 11 provincial teaching platforms such as Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre, 4 provincial teaching teams, 2 modern industrial colleges under provincial support, 12 first-class courses at the national level and 177 first-class courses at the provincial level. There is the first 5G+4K gaming comprehensive laboratory in domestic universities, 1 provincial key laboratory, 1 provincial engineering research center, and 1 provincial ministerial laboratory. There are more than 400 industry-university-research practice and teaching bases, including 1 national off-campus practice and education base for college students, 10 provincial off-campus practice and education bases for college students, and 5 overseas internship bases.

   There are 12 provincial and ministerial-level science and innovation platforms such as China Radio and Television Art Data Research Centre and Zhejiang Institute of Social Governance and Communication Innovation, etc. In the past five years, the university has been granted more than 100 national scientific research and creation projects, including 9 major key projects, and more than 100 governmental reports have been approved by leaders above the provincial and ministerial levels, and the university has been granted the Ministry of Education's Outstanding Achievement Award in Humanities and Social Sciences, the Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Prize, and the Provincial "Five Firsts Project" Award. He has won more than 60 awards, including the "Five One Project" Award, and 9 monographs have won the Outstanding Achievement Award in Philosophy and Social Science of Zhejiang Province. The university has created or participated in the creation of a large number of literary and audio-visual masterpieces, such as the movie "Changjin Lake", "Wandering Earth 2", the TV series "Age of Awakening", "Glory and Dreams", "Little Happiness", the documentary "Sentiment", "Going Home", "No. 31 Lushan Road", and the animation "Chickens Rainbow". The documentary "Hand in Hand, for the People" appeared at the summit meeting between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and leaders of political parties in the world.

   The university has established cooperation and exchange relations with more than 150 universities or institutions in more than 40 countries and regions in five continents, and cooperates with Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom in organizing undergraduate and master's degree Chinese-foreign cooperative education programs. The university is a unit of the EU Erasmus program, an international humanities exchange and media talent cultivation base of the Ministry of Education, a unit of the Student Exchange Program of Chinese and Foreign High-level Universities of the Ministry of Education, and a unit of the Teacher-Student Exchange Program between Hong Kong, Macao, and Mainland Universities, and a unit of the Innovative Talent International Cooperation Cultivation Program of the Scholarship Council of China, and the Talent Support Program for Country and Regional Studies of the Ministry of Education. It is the implementation unit of the project of the National Scholarship Council's innovative talents international cooperation and training program and the country regional research talents support program, and it is the institution of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination Enrollment Program of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Education, as well as the base of exchanges with Taiwan and the platform of entrepreneurship and innovation for Taiwan youth in Zhejiang universities.

   The university adheres to the fundamental task of promoting moral education, promotes the diversified integration of industry, academia and research, and makes great efforts to cultivate new media talents with all-round development in morality, intelligence, physical fitness, aesthetics and labor who can take up the great responsibility of national rejuvenation. The quality of talent cultivation is well recognized by all walks of life, and many graduates have become key elites in the fields of news propaganda, film and television publishing, and cultural industry, etc. More than 100 of them have been awarded the highest prizes in the industry such as Yangtze River Taofen Prize, Golden Microphone Prize, and Golden Voice Prize. The school is the demonstration base of "Mass Entrepreneurship and Mass Innovation" in Zhejiang Province, and there is a highly influential media culture and creative industry park in the province, and the entrepreneurship rate of graduates one year after graduation ranks the forefront of colleges and universities in the province.

   Facing the future, CUZ will always bear in mind the earnest wishes of General Secretary Xi Jinping, deeply study and implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the CPC, adhere to the motto of the university, which is "Dedicated to Career, Profound in Learning, Truth-seeking and Innovative", and accelerate the construction of the first-class and internationally renowned media university by giving thanks for the progress and working hard in a united and practical manner. In order to create a highland for cultivating excellent media talents, a highland for cross-innovation of media disciplines, a highland for collaborative research and creation of audio-visual media, and a highland for exchanges and mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign civilizations, and to form a Chinese brand of higher education in media that is satisfactory to the people, contributes to excellence, is innovative and open, and leads the way to the future, the university will make new and greater contributions to Zhejiang's "courageous role as a forerunner and writing new chapters", and to the great cause of the revival of the Chinese nation. We will endeavor to make new and greater contributions to Zhejiang "to be the forerunner and write a new chapter" and to the rejuvenation of Chinese nation.

   The University always bears President Xis entrust in mindadhering to the "dedicated, knowledgeable, truth-seeking, innovation" the school’s motto, based in Zhejiang province, facing the whole country, close to the media, serving social purpose, striving to become an excellent school, a famous town of media and broadcast, art business card, and making efforts to build the school into a domestic first-class, internationally renowned high-level media and communication university with features.   (Updated in May 2024)








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