Leading Agricultural Universities of China
Agricultural Study in China and Its Importance:
An agriculture university means a university that is engaged in teaching, research and extension in agriculture and related disciplines. China is a big country in agriculture field and there are many agriculture universities. In the top 100 of China’s universities, 7 of them are agriculture universities. Some popular agriculture universities in China are: China Agricultural University, Huazhong Agricultural University and Nanjing Agricultural University.
Nanjing Agricultural university
- Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher agricultural education in China and a national key university under the Chinese Ministry of Education.
- NAU is a 211 Project institution, one of the top 100 universities in China the central government has prioritized for research funding, discipline construction and administrative supervision.
- NAU is also one of the Innovation Platforms for Outstanding Disciplines listed under the National 985 Excellence Initiative Project.
- The NAU libraries collection holds over two million volumes and more than 10,000 international periodicals.
Huazhong Agricultural University
Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is a national key university of “Project 211” directly under the Ministry of Education,The university was entitled National Civilized Unit in 2008, and was ranked 11th in the nation among the 72 MOE universities in the latest Performance Appraisal in Higher Education by China’s MOE National Institute for Education Research, and is one of the top universities in Wuhan,HZAU has established exchange and cooperation relationships with over 60 institutions of 20 countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Britain and France, built up joint training programs with many foreign universities,It will continue to devote itself to cultivate more international students.
The College of Agriculture and Biotechnology (CAB), Zhejiang University was established in July, 1999 after the four universities in Hangzhou were merged to form a new Zhejiang University in 1998. There are five departments in the college, namely Agronomy, Plant Protection, Horticulture, Tea Science and Applied Bioscience, which offer both undergraduate and graduate education programs. There are nine institutes established under the relevant departments namely, Crop Science, Biotechnology, Insect Science, Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology, Vegetable Science, Pomology, Landscape Architecture, Tea Science and Nuclear-Agricultural Science