School of biological and chemical engineering/school of light industry is established in June 2014, and consists of school of chemical engineering and school of light industry, which is one of the oldest schools founded by Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (whose predecessor was affiliated application college of Zhejiang University). The school includes Hangzhou and Anji two teaching campuses.
School is comprised of eight full-time undergraduate majors: Chemical Engineering and Technology, Food Science and Engineering, light chemical engineering (Pulp and Paper Engineering), Biological Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Packaging Engineering and Printing Engineering, and two “2+3” China-Germany cooperation majors (Food Science and Engineering). Among them, one of them is national featured specialty major, two are engineers education programs of education department, one Zhejiang 13th five year advanced major, two Zhejiang 12th five year specialty majors, chemical engineering and technology major with national engineering education professional certification. School has two provincial level teaching teams, eight field level teaching teams, four provincial level quality courses, three national engineering practical education centres and over sixty educational practice bases for students at various levels.
• “2011” collaborative innovation center (agriculture&bioresources) in Zhejiang Province
• Key laboratory of agricultural chemical and biological processing in Zhejiang Province
• Key scientific and technological innovation team of agriculture and sideline products in Zhejiang Province
• Top Discipline master degree in chemical engineering and technology in Zhejiang Province
• 12th five year key discipline (chemical engineering and technology discipline, pulp and paper engineering discipline) in Zhejiang Province
• 13th five year top discipline (biological engineering) in Zhejiang Province
• Sino-German ZEHN joint institute (four colleges cooperation)
There are six secondary discipline directions: chemical engineering, chemical technology, applied chemistry, biochemical engineering, industrial catalyst, and agricultural biological resources engineering. School recruits both domestic and international graduate students, and collaborates with Zhejiang Xinyinxiang Bioengineering Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Wanglong Chemical Group Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Yongtai Paper Group Co. Ltd. etc. to establish over 20 research centers. In recent years, the School of Biological and Chemical Engineering has led and undertaken over 100 research projects, for instance, project for National Natural Science Foundation, Transforming Gene Project for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Key Scientific Research Project for the Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Province Important Science and Technology Tackled Project, and Important Transverse Industrial Development Project etc. The annual scientific research fund reaches up to 15 million Yuan. The school has won the provincial-level scientific and technological progress awards 7 times and the provincial-level teaching achievement prize (one first prize and three second prizes), published over 200 academic papers indexed by SCI, EI and ISTP, has been authorized over 30 national invention patents and participated in authoring several textbooks.
The school currently has 120 staffs in total. Among them, there are 20 professors or senior engineers, 61 doctors，40 staffs with overseas educational background and 27 staffs with years of working experience of enterprises. Over 30 staffs has won the tiles of Provincial Thousand Talents Plan, Distinguished Professor, Provincial 151 Talent, Special Allowance from the State Council, Provincial Model Worker and Provincial Excellent Teacher.
Our school carried out extensive exchanges with colleges and research institutes in Germany, US, Britain, France, Japan, Canada and Korea via various kinds of cooperation such as communications between teachers, students and research collaborations. In recent years, school has accepted several German students and provided excellent graduates for cooperative colleges to pursuit M.S and PhD degree. School has collaborated with Hannover University of Applied Science and Arts, Fachhochschule Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven, University of Leeds, etc. More than ten teachers of our school have went to Germany, US, Britain, Australia, Japan and Korea for exchanging and visiting, and the over 150 foreign visitors and researchers have visited our school and developed academic exchanges with these countries. The undergraduate curriculum “Food Science and engineering” is taught in English, the major “Chemical Engineering and Technology” is an international M.S program for foreign student.
The school research center possess 10 provincial-level laboratories. The laboratories have been equipped with all kinds of analytical instruments, like GC-MS, HPLC, GC, FTIR, TG-DSC, XRD, SEM, fluorescence spectroscopy, amino acid analysis, element analysis, nano particle analyzer, atomic absorption detector, etc. and pilot process systems such as supercritical fluid extraction, ultrasonic extraction, molecular distillation separation, preparative HPLC, roller drying, freeze drying, chromatographic separation, spray drying etc., the total value of these pilot instruments reach 50 million yuan.