ZZU embraces a wide range of enrollment of over 55, 000 full-time undergraduates, over 15, 000 full-time postgraduates of all kinds and some 1, 800 international students from more than 116 countries and regions. ZZU is on the list of National “211 Project” of key construction universities, and of “One Province, One University” of National Key Support Construction Universities, as well as of co-construction universities by Henan Province and Ministry of Education. In September of 2017, ZZU entered the construction sequence of National World First-class Universities. Standing at this new historic starting line, ZZU decided its location of running school to be comprehensive & research-oriented, and laid down a three-step development strategy, striving to build a world first-class comprehensive research-oriented university by the middle of this century.
With integrative development, ZZU fulfils its layout as a comprehensive university. It boasts of 12 major disciplines: philosophy, economics, law, management science, and arts, reaching a balanced development of all the disciplines; three “double first-class” construction disciplines, ie., clinical medicine, materials science and engineering, and chemistry; and 6 national key (being cultivated) disciplines: the condensed matter physics, material processing engineering, history of ancient China, organic chemistry, chemical technology, pathology and pathophysiology; Besides, 5 disciplines (or fields) rank top 1% in ESI ranking across the globe, and chemistry, clinical medicine rank top 3‰ globally. ZZU’s ESI academic institution ranking is the 918th across the globe, the 45th among all Chinese universities. There are 21 doctoral programs of first-level disciplines, 3 doctoral programs of independent second-level disciplines, 50 master programs of first-level disciplines, 1 granting unit of doctorate professional degree, 22 granting units of professional master degree, and 24 post-doctoral exchange centers as well. Of more than 5700 staff are 10 academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 overseas academicians. 7 talents who have acquired the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 7 talents elected to the Yangtze River Scholars Program, 23 to National “hundreds, thousands, dozens of thousands Talents Project”, and 6 talents to National “1000-talent Plan”. Along with 736 professors, and 2087 PhDs, a strong team of talents is set up, with academicians and academic masters as the head, distinguished young scholars and Yangtze River scholars as academic leaders and young PhDs as backbones. Prof. He Jilin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, assumes the presidency of the Resources & Industrial Materials Technology Research Institute of Henan Province. And Prof. Academician Nicholas Lemoine, fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, serves as Dean of the Academy of Medical Sciences at ZZU. What is more, ZZU has attracted many social celebrities to teach here, such as Nan Zhenzhong, a famous journalist, Zhang Hai, a well-known calligrapher, and Er Yuehe, a renowned novelist.
ZZU has widely conducted international exchanges and Industry-education-research cooperation. She has established intercollegiate cooperative relationship with 205 universities from over 41 countries and regions, including USA, UK, etc., and 8 Chinese-foreign cooperation programs of education with overseas renowned universities like Monash University and University of Wisconsin, University of Warsaw University, and the Belarusian State Academy of Music, etc, of Confucius Institute in India, and Confucius Classroom in USA. As the first batch of local universities enlisted in “Internationalization Model Institute Promotion Project Pilot Unit”, ZZU is also the founding member of “Sino-Russia Language and Culture University Alliance”, a sponsor member of “Sino-Russia Journalism Education University Alliance”, and a member of “Sino-Russia Medicine University Alliance”. ZZU is home to four state-level international joint research centers: micro-nano molding technology, cell and gene therapy, intelligent design for low-carbon environmentally friendly materials and Cancel Chemoprevention. In 2016, ZZU ranked No.31 on the list of internationalization level for Chinese Universities and Colleges. ZZU led the procedures to build Henan Provincial National University Science Park, and ZZU’s University Science Park came to be identified as such a park. Devoted to shaping ZZU project and technology service brand, ZZU has built ZZU Comprehensive Design Institute into a leading enterprise in Henan civil construction trade. ZZU is promoting the development of conglomerating affiliated hospitals, 10 of which possess 36 national clinical key specialties, 149 provincial medical key (cultivated) disciplines, and more than 30, 000 beds, over 17.8 million yearly diagnoses, thus becoming the “group army” of Henan Medical Industry.