The Institute offers quality academic programs for graduate students preparing for careers in research, teaching, extension, business, or industry. The programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology, Environmental Biology, and Plant Protection. In the last five years, 35 M.S. students and 36 Ph.D. students completed their study here and graduated with the intended degrees from this institute. The institute currently has 45 M.S. students and 55 Ph.D. students. In the last eight years, four Ph.D. theses from our institute won the awards conferred by the national “One hundred excellent PhD theses from China” program, making our institute outstanding in terms of the number of excellent PhD theses among the institutes with similar disciplines in China.
The Institute currently recruits about 15 M.S. students and 15 Ph.D. students each year. The well-equipped laboratories in the Institute allow all types of research from molecular to ecological. Academic programmes may take the form of joint involvement from other institutes or departments within Zhejiang University, or from other universities or institutions from China or overseas. The students can choose to work in any areas in Entomology, Environmental Biology or Plant Protection, such as systematics and biodiversity, invasion biology, physiology, molecular biology and genetics, insect-plant interactions, insect ecology and behaviour, insect pathology, insect toxicology, biological control and integrated pest management, plant quarantine, as well as urban and forest entomology.