Jiaxing university was established by merging the former Zhejiang economic college and Jiaxing college in 2000.
The university has been subordinated to the ministry of heavy industry, the ministry of metallurgy, and the China nonferrous metals industry corporation. It is known as the “cradle” for training economic management talents in Chinese nonferrous industry.
It has 55 undergraduate majors, including economics, law, education, literature, science, engineering, medicine, management, and art. Every year the university recruits students from 30 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) across China. Also, the university cooperates with 34 universities in 12 countries (regions) such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Japan and Korea to jointly train graduate students and dispatch exchange students and receives about 100 foreign students each year.