Mathematics Department of Zhejiang University was among the first batch of “National Science Basic Research & Talents Training Base” approved by the former National Education Commission.
Applied mathematics (combined basic mathematics) is a first-batch National Key Discipline, while in 2001, basic mathematics and applied mathematics were again rated as National Key Disciplines. Mathematics Department’s post doctoral mobile station and PhD Program of First-Level Discipline are the among the key discipline construction projects in the 9th FYP, 10th FYP, and "211" projects, and are also the founders and backbones of University of Zhejiang’s CAD & CG National Key Laboratory.
The mathematics base has registered remarkable accomplishment both in scientific research and the personnel training. Since 1990, it has obtained 4 items in the National Natural Sciences prize (1 item being second prize winner), 2 in the State Teaching Achievement Award, and over 40 items in the provincial or ministerial level teaching & research achievement award. In addition, it has over 40 on-going state-level research projects every year. In recent years, a substantial number of Zhejiang University Math Department’s graduates have distinguished themselves both in domestic and international arena; Lin Fanghua, Li Jianshu，Wang Xujia, Shao Qiman and Fu Jixiang have been invited to speak at the international mathematician congresses respectively; 6 graduates are honored as Yangtze-River professors, 8 have been awarded the National Excellent Youth fund, 2 attained “Qiushi” the prize, 1 won the Chen Shengshen Mathematics Prize, one’s paper was awarded as the national outstanding doctorate paper. All these have had the tremendous influence in China’s mathematics circles.
Outstanding results have also been recorded in "mathematics model" winning in 1999 and 2003 the highest prize in international mathematics model (American Operation and Management Science Society Award, which have been won twice by candidates from Asia, both from University of Zhejiang), and maintaining a leading position nationwide.