ZUT is located in Zhengzhou which is the capital of Henan Province, the birthplace of Shaolin Kung Fu, and a historical and cultural city of China. Henan province is the source of Chinese history and civilization and the ancestral home of the Chinese people in the world. Henan has a advantageous location, which means it's the center of China. Henan province is an important comprehensive transportation hub and the center of human flow, logistics and information flow in China. Its economic aggregate ranks the 5th in China.

Founded in 1955, ZUT is a high-level and characteristic backbone multidisciplinary university with a focus on engineering, distinct characteristics of textile, clothing and aviation technology, and coordinated development of engineering, management, liberal arts, science, economics, law, philosophy, history and art. The school covers an area of 107.33 hectares, with 1,382 full-time teachers and more than 23,000 students of all kinds.

ZUT actively carries out education programs of foreign students in the bachelor's and master's level , and has been cultivating bachelor's and master's international students from Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Egypt, Morocco, Vietnam, Laos and other countries.