Founded in 1977, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI) was administered by the Ministry of Light Industry until it was transferred to Henan Province as an institution administered by the local authority together with the central authority in 1998. Presently it has evolved into a multi-disciplinary engineering focused university promoting coordinated development of other disciplines such as Sciences, Liberal arts, Economics, Management, Law and Pedagogy.
The University has accelerated its development at a breathtaking pace by educational reform and innovation, holding the educational philosophy of "putting students first, dedication to learning, improving the quality of teaching and serving society," and acting on the university motto of "nothing is too difficult for the willing mind". Consisting of 23 colleges or departments, ZZULI offers 65 undergraduate programs and 18 master programs. It is also authorized to award Doctor's Degrees to the applicants. At present, the enrollment of students has exceeded 22,000, which includes the undergraduates and postgraduates.