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Founded in 1952, the Department of Optical Engineering at Zhejiang University which is the predeceesor of the College of Optical Science and Engineering has a proud history of being the first institute for optics education and research in China, and has been influencing the national science and engineering through technological leadership and research innovation in more than 50 years.

Now the College has about 80 faculty, 300 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students, and two national level research centers (the State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation and the National Engineering Research Center for Optical Instruments). Our research covers the main areas of optics and optical engineering spanning from the generation, transportation, manipulation, detection to the simulation and imagination of light in all its forms, with focuses on micro and nanoscale optics in fundamental research and optical instrumentation for technological applications.

Every year we enroll about 140 undergraduate students and 130 graduate students (including 40 in Doctorate degree program), recruit talented researchers from post-doctoral to full professor level and host a number of visitors from all around the world, and we are endeavoring to make the College one of the best places in the world for research and education in Optics.

Welcome to join us in exploring the art, science and technology of the light!





Sincerely yours,

Limin TONG

Professor and Dean