School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University is strong in scientific research and good in development prospect. In the recent five years, it has accumulated RMB 1,457 million research funds, making the research funds rank No.1 of the whole university both in sum and per capita.
Aiming at important strategic objectives of the state and the development frontier of disciplines, the school develops scientificresearch and technology service. It has carried out a large number of national as well as provincial projects and the technology development projects entrusted by enterprises and public institutes, and won rich achievements. In these five years, as the No.1 unit, the school has won 19 province-level first prizes or above including 1 National First Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, 2 National Second Prize for Technology Invention, 3 National Second Prize for Progress in Science and Technology; in addition, it has won more than 7,000 invention patents and issued a large number of influential academic thesis in academic journals home and abroad and international conferences. Furthermore, the ability for carrying important projects have been improved continually. During 2012-2016, it got 32 approved 10-million-level projects and 1 100-million-level project cluster.