AIF Overview
Academy of Internet Finance zhejiang university

Academy of Internet Finance (AIF), Zhejiang University is headquartered in Hangzhou - one of the foremost FinTech hubs in China and the world. The first, and broadest, interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in China, AIF boasts the unrivaled connectivity with industry and government authorities, as it serves as the founding presidency of Zhejiang Association of Internet Finance, alongside Ant Financial, a global FinTech leader.

AIF brings together the research strengths of the University's broadest areas of expertise in Economics, Law, Management, Mathematical Sciences, Computer Science and Technology, and Public Administration, as well as domestic and international scholars, policy makers and industry experts to construct an interdisciplinary and globally-focused FinTech research ecosystem.


The AIF at Zhejiang University has established a number of research hubs which focus on Internet finance from a variety of perspectives, promoting inter-disciplinary studies, including its Center for Internet Finance & Development, Center for Internet Finance Law, Center for Internet & Financial Innovation, Center for E-commerce and Mathematical Finance, Center for Internet Finance Technology as well as specialized labs such as Hangzhou Research Center, Blockchain Lab, Sinai Lab, Pension Lab International, Global Finance Lab, Global Fintech Lab and Entrepreneurial Finance Lab!

Zhejiang University AIF and the People’s Government of Jianggan District of Hangzhou City will jointly build Zhejiang University’s AIF (Jianggan) Production and Research Center, building the country’s first government-industry-university-research financial technology incubation base, focusing on financial technology, big data, Renhong intelligence, blockchain, cloud Scientific research and incubation of computing and other projects will promote the innovation and upgrading of related industries and the development of related innovative enterprises in Jianggan District, Hangzhou.

Zhejiang University AIF actively expands international academic exchanges and cooperation, and implements a global strategic layout. Domestically, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen are used as bases to build branches. Internationally, London, Silicon Valley, and Singapore are used as bases to build branches. Currently, Beijing branch, Shanghai branch, Silicon Valley branch, Guiyang Branch has been established.

In addition, as the joint chairman unit of the Zhejiang Internet Finance Federation and the first member unit of the Internet Finance Standard Working Group of the National Financial Standardization Technical Committee, Zhejiang University AIF actively contributes to the healthy development of the Internet finance industry.