The Department of Earth Sciences at ZheJiang University, previously known as the Department of Geography and History, was founded by KeZhen Zhu in 1936 and is one of the earliest departments in the field of geology among all universities in China. The Department has four major research areas: Earth Information Science and Technology, Geographic information system (GIS), Resources Environment and the Management of Urban and Rural Planning, and Atmospheric Sciences. With the increasing demand of talented in the field of Earth Science, graduates from the Department have good prospects for employment.