Zhengzhou University (Chinese: 郑州大学; pinyin: Zhèngzhōu Dàxué), colloquially known in Chinese as Zhèngdà (郑大) and abbreviated as ZZU is a public university located in Zhengzhou, Henan, China. Zhengzhou University is the largest university in China in terms of number of students (around 73,000 students). The Campus size is the tenth largest in PR China with 433 hectares (1,070 acres).
Zhengzhou University was co-constructed by the Chinese Ministry of Education and the Government of Henan Province under the initiative of “One Province, One University”. It has been recognized for receipt of huge development spending given its potential to become a reputed seat of higher learning. ZZU was included in “Project 211” by the Chinese Ministry of Education which aimed at transforming promising universities into “Key National Universities”. The “Project 211” was later on replaced with a more ambitious and comprehensive initiative of tertiary education “Double First-Class University Plan“ with an intent to develop elite Chinese universities and their disciplines as topmost institutions of the world by the end of 2050. ZZU is included in this project as well.
Zhengzhou University has been ranked among top 400 global universities by Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2020, and 510th globally and 98th in Asia as of 2022 by the US News & World Report Best Global University Ranking. CWTS Ranking 2021 of Leiden University ranked ZZU as 111th best global university whereas NTU World Universities Ranking 2021 ranked it 134. The QS Asia Top Universities 2022 ranked it among 220 best universities of Asia.