A national "211 project" key university co-built by the Henan Provincial Government and the State Ministry of Education On July 10th, 2000, the new Zhengzhou University was founded through the merger of three universities: Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou University of Technology and Henan Medical University. It is a comprehensive university with 11 disciplines: science, technology, art, medicine, literature, history, philosophy, law, economics, management, agriculture and education, and the only one of the national "211 project" universities in Henan Province under the administration of both the Henan Provincial Government and the State Ministry of Education, P.R.C.
The University now has four main campuses, namely, New Campus, South Campus, Technological Institute and Medical School, occupying an area of 1070 acres (6493 mu), of which the New Campus (located in New High-tech Zone) comprises 799 acres (4845 mu). Construction of the New Campus has a construction budget of 1.97 billion RMB and a total construction area of 1.651 million square meters.
The university has an established teaching system of quality and solid scientific research condition .The university consists of 43 schools and departments, 5 affiliated hospitals, offering 86 undergraduate programs, 8 first-degree doctoral programs, 72 second-degree programs, ranging across 6 subjects, 17 first-degree disciplines; 34 first-degree graduate programs, 218 second-degree graduate programs covering 11 disciplines, 51 first-degree subjects, 7 post-doctoral research stations . " The State Base for Teaching and Research in Fundamental Sciences", "The State Research Base for Cultural Quality Education of College Students", 2 national-level key disciplines , 6 key disciplines granted by the national " 211 project" and 57 provincial key disciplines .
There are a variety of 169 scientific organizations, with the State Center for Engineering Research, one State Popularizing Center for Technology Research, 2 key laboratory of the State Ministry of Education, one State Research Base for Clinical Practice of Medicine, 10 provincial key laboratories (Engineering Research Center), 7 higher institutions key discipline open laboratories of Henan Province, one animal experimental center of Henan Province, one key research base for the study of humanities and Social Sciences ( co-sponsored by the State Ministry of Education and Henan Provincial government ) and 9 higher institutions key research bases for the study of humanities and social sciences of Henan Province. The university is acknowledged for its strong capabilities of fundamental research and applied research as well as for its scientific innovation.
Zhengzhou University has a sound and developing infrastructure and the school condition is superior.The National Afforestation Committee has recognized it as one of the top 400 institutions in planting trees. The University Library contains about 4.2 million volumes, and 1.05 million volumes of electrical books. The university has its own publishing house, and issues 13 academic journals. Under the university, there are 3 cooperative schools: Shengda Economics Trade and Management College, SIAS International College and College of Physical Education.
Zhengzhou University has taken an active part in international academic exchange and cooperation. At present, it has established a sound exchange relationship with 84 universities from more than 30 countries and regions of the world, mainly from the United States of America, Great Britain, France, Japan, Russia, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Finland, Ukraine, Taiwan,Hong Kong and other countries and districts.