The Marxist College of Zhejiang University was renamed on the basis of the former Zhejiang University Ideological and Political Theory Teaching and Research Department in April 2015. It is the Communist Party of Zhejiang Provincial Propaganda Department and Zhejiang University. In 2017, the college was approved for the second batch of national key Marxist colleges.
Zhejiang University is one of the founding units of Marxist theory. In 1984, the first batch of second bachelor degree students in ideological and political education was enrolled. In 1990, the first batch of master's degree authorization points were obtained. In 1997, the college was awarded the key discipline of Zhejiang Province. In 2001, the college was granted a doctoral degree. In 2006, the first batch of doctoral degree points in the first-level discipline of Marxist theory was obtained. In 2009, the college was approved as a postdoctoral mobile station for Marxist theory.
The college has a doctoral program in the first-level discipline of Marxist theory, a postdoctoral mobile station in Marxist theory; it has the basic principles of Marxism, the study of Marxism in China, ideological and political education, the study of basic issues in modern and contemporary Chinese history, international politics, and the international communist movement and scientific socialism with Master's degree. The first-level discipline of Marxist theory is the key discipline and the first-class discipline of Zhejiang universities.
The college has three university-level research institutes, such as Marxist theory, international politics, and socialism with Chinese characteristics of Zhejiang University, and has five college-level research institutes,such as Marxist social theory, socialism with Chinese characteristics, basic issues of modern Chinese history, civic education and rule of law, religion and harmonious society. And some leading scientific research centers. The college has a university counselor training base of the Ministry of Education (Zhejiang University), Zhejiang University Research Center of Socialism Theory System , Zhejiang Province Chinese characteristics Research Base, University Mental Health Education and Training Base of Zhejiang Provincial Education Department, Zhejiang University Moral Education and Student Development Research centers and other institutions.
The college consists of five teaching and research centers, including the introduction to the basic principles of Marxism, the introduction of Mao Zedong Thought and the theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the outline of modern and contemporary Chinese history, the ideological and moral cultivation and the legal foundation, and the postgraduate public political theory. Teaching and research work on ideological and political theory courses for all master's and doctoral students.
There are 74 faculty members in the college, including 66 teachers and 8 administrative staff engaged in teaching ideological and political theory courses and building Marxist theory disciplines. There are 15 professors and 22 associate professors in the faculty. There are 87 master students and 102 doctoral students.