A few days ago, Zhejiang Provincial Education Department officially released the Construction List of Provincial Top Disciplines in the 13th Five-Year Plan. Hanghzou Normal University has 14 first-class disciplines included as “Zhejiang Provincial First-class Disciplines”, of which 8 disciplines, including public administration, chemistry, biology, foreign language and literature, psychology, art theory, mathematics and Chinese language and literature, are recognized as provincial top disciplines (Grade A). And HZNU’s Public Administration is the only provincial top discipline (Grade A) of its kind in Zhejiang.
The provincial top discipline Construction Project in the "13th Five-year Plan" is implemented in line with the “Double Tops”national major strategic policy. After selections and strict evaluation, 8 HZNU first-class disciplines stood out of 147 ones from 20 colleges and universities in Zhejiang, and was successfully included in the 78 provincial top disciplines (Class A), accounting for 10.3 % of the total, which ranks the third in number in the province.
It is learned that the provincial top disciplines (Class A) of the "13th Five-year Plan" is equivalent to the provincial key priority disciplines of the “12th Five-Year Plan”, or the provincial key research bases of humanities and social sciences. In recent years, HZNU has firmly taken discipline construction as the fundamental core for the all round development of the university, constantly insisting on disciplinary connotation construction in the long run, in a bid to strengthen its core competency and achieve remarkable progress in discipline construction. In this selection, 6 HZNU disciplines, including nursing, arts, education, Chinese history, law and ecology, were ranked as provincial first-class disciplines (Class B).