An artist's rendition of West Lake University in Xihu District in the north of the city. The construction of the university is slated to start in October and completed in 2021. West Lake University has invited top Chinese scientists to form an advisory committee, including Nobel laureate Chen-Ning Yang and also Han Qide and Chen Jia'er, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Meanwhile, Beihang University in Beijing decided to set up its Innovation Research Institute in Hangzhou's Binjiang District. The construction of the institute is expected to be completed in 2020 and enroll up to 2,500 students in the future.