Introduction to CMPIE
College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering (CMPIE) of Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) can be dated back to the Mathematics and Physics Department founded in 1956 in Hangzhou Normal College, and later it was incorporated with the Computing Center which was established in 1984. In June of 1994, the Department of Computer Science was set up. In October of 1999, College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Science was founded. Then College of Computer Science and Engineering was established in September of 2000. With the adjustment of major subjects, the College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Science was changed into College of Mathematics and Physics, and the College of Computer Science and Engineering was changed into College of Information Science and Engineering in June of 2003. In March of 2006, College of Mathematics and Physics, and the College of Computer Science and Engineering was incorporated into College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering (CMPIE) .
There are 253 staff in the college including 195 faculty members, among which 70 are professors, 67 are associate professors, and 140 faculty members with doctorate degrees. There are a group of elite talents in our college, including 1 academician, 2 experts from the national program of “Thousand Talents Plan”, 1 expert from the national program of “Thousand Foreign Talents Plan”, 1 talent from the national program of “Excellent Youth Fund”, 2 experts who has won the honor as the National Experts with Outstanding Contributions, 2 talents from the national “100, 1,000 and 10,000 Talents Project” of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, 3 talents from the provincial program of “Senior Yangtze Talents”, 3 talents from the “ New-Century Supporting Plan for the Excellent Talents” program of the Ministry of Education, 1 talent from the “Supporting Plan for Core Faculty Members” program of Ministry of Education, 13 first-rate and Second-rate talents from the provincial program of “the New-Century 151 Talents Plan”, 20 talents from the provincial program of “the Leading Academic Youth Plan”. There are 2445 undergraduate students, 356 and postgraduate students for Master degrees or Doctorate degrees, 100 part-time postgraduate students and 112 international students in the college.
There are five departments in our college, namely Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Optical Engineering, Department of Electron and Communication Engineering. These departments cover ten undergraduate major programs, including Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Information and Computer Science, Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Optoelectronic Information Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Electronic Information Engineering and Communication Engineering. Among these major programs, the program of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (including teacher education program) is the Comprehensive Pilot Reform Program of the Ministry of Education and the Preponderant Subject of Zhejiang Province. The program of Physics (including teacher education program) is the National Featured Subject and the Provincial Preponderant Subject. Computer Science and Technology (including teacher education program) is the Provincial Leading Subject. Software Engineering (including internationalized program) is the Provincial Internationalized Program and Sino-British co-operation program. Electronic Information Engineering (including internationalized program) is the Provincial New-and-featured Subject. There are 1 Doctorate program of mathematics on the first-level discipline, 5 Master programs on the first-level discipline in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Technology, Statistics and Software Engineering, 2 Master programs on the second-level discipline in Physical Electrons and System Theory, and 3 Master of professional programs in Software Engineering, Education (including mathematics and physics).
There are 1 Talents and Experts Pioneer Center supported by the Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (for Graphs and Network Optimization), 3 A-level provincial disciplines (Class A) (namely Mathematics, Physics, and Software Engineering), 1 provincial Prior discipline (Computer Science and Technology), 1 provincial Top discipline (Mathematics), 3 provincial Leading disciplines (Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Optical Engineering), and 1 provincial Featured Leading discipline (Graphs and Network Optimization).
There are 2 provincial Leading Labs (including the Optical Information Detecting and Display Technology, Solid State Optoelectronic Devices), and 1 provincial Prior Lab, 1 provincial Leading Pioneer Team of Science and Technology (New Solid Photoelectric Device and Technology), 2 provincial University Pioneer Teams (including Mathematics, Intelligent Information Processing), 3 provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers (including Physics Education, Electrical and Electronic Instruments, Computer Science). The Labs cover an area of over 10,650 m2 and the instruments and equipments value over RMB 100 million. There is 1 influential journal named Teaching Study of Secondary Education (Mathematics) which is jointly run by the college and the Department of Academic Periodicals of the university.
We have been following the idea of the college motto as “Mathematics helps calculate from past to future, Physics helps illustrate for the time and space, Information helps communicate with you and me.” Under the guidance, we have made comprehensive use of favorable conditions of the discipline of science and technology and the surroundings of teacher education to nurture qualified talents to meet the needs of the society. A large number of graduates have become well-known scholars at home and abroad, chief scientists, chief officials of government, eminent teachers of primary and secondary schools, as well as leading administrators of various corporations.