China Agricultural University

China Agricultural University

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Introduction to China Agricultural University

China Agricultural University (中国农业大学), as a university directly affiliated with the Ministry of Education, is the birthplace of modern agricultural higher education in China. Its history began in Beijing Agricultural University, which was established in 1905. In September 1949, the Agricultural College of Peking University, the Agricultural College of Tsinghua University and the Agricultural College of North China University merged into Beijing Agricultural University. In October 1952, the Agricultural Machinery Department of Beijing Agricultural University merged with the Mechanized Agricultural College of the Central Ministry of Agriculture, the North China Agricultural Machinery College, and the Plain Provincial College of Agriculture to form the Beijing Academy of Agricultural Mechanization. In September 1995, Beijing Agricultural University and Beijing Agricultural Engineering University merged to form China Agricultural University. Comrade Jiang Zemin personally wrote the name of the school. The current party secretary Jiang Peimin and the principal Sun Qixin.

For a long time, the construction and development of China Agricultural University has been highly valued by the country. Beijing Agricultural University was listed by the State Council as one of the 6 key universities in the country in 1954, and in 1984 was listed as one of the 10 key universities in the country. Beijing Academy of Agricultural Mechanization was listed as one of the national key universities in 1960. The school entered the first batch of “211 Project” construction in 1995, and was identified as a high-level research university focused on the “985 Project” in 2004. In 2017, it was selected as a first-class university construction university (Class A). On May 4, 2003, Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council visited China Agricultural University and delivered an important speech. On October 13, 2005, Chairman Wu Bangguo of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress inspected China Agricultural University and congratulated the agricultural university for 100 years and encouraged the school to create greater glories. On May 2, 2009, Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China visited China Agricultural University and had a cordial discussion with representatives of teachers and students. He raised earnest expectations for young students and put forward a requirement for the school to “accelerate the pace of building a world-class agricultural university” . On May 2, 2010, General Secretary Hu Jintao wrote a letter to the teachers and students of China Agricultural University, encouraging the teachers and students of the school to make greater contributions to the development of modern agriculture. On September 15, 2012, Comrade Xi Jinping, then Vice President of the State, came to the school to participate in the National Science Popularization Day Beijing home event, and asked the school to teach and educate people and build the party during the inspection of the school. “A first-class university with Chinese characteristics and agricultural characteristics” further pointed out the direction for the school’s development and greatly inspired the sense of responsibility and mission of the whole school.

After centuries of ups and downs of the century, China Agricultural University has developed into a research university with characteristics and advantages in agronomy, life sciences, agricultural engineering, and food science, and has formed agricultural and life sciences, resources and environmental sciences with distinctive characteristics and complementary advantages. , Information and computer science, agricultural engineering and automation science, economic management and social science. The school has a total of 19 colleges, covering agronomy, engineering, science, economics, management, law, literature, medicine, philosophy and other 9 university disciplines; there are undergraduate schools, graduate schools, continuing education colleges and sports and arts Education Department. In the fourth round of the first-level discipline level assessment, 6 first-level disciplines were rated A +, and the number of disciplines rated A + ranked sixth among national universities; it has 3 national key laboratories and 1 national engineering laboratory. , 2 national engineering technology research centers, 1 national international joint research center, 86 provincial and ministerial key laboratories (centers, bases); 1 national field scientific observation research station, 6 ministerial field scientific observation experimental stations .

China Agricultural University has a strong and reasonably structured faculty. There are 1738 full-time teachers, including 635 professors (including researchers) and 862 associate professors (including associate researchers). There are 1,406 postgraduate supervisors, including 904 doctoral supervisors. The school has 5 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 17 “Thousand Talents Program” talents (including youth programs), 34 “Changjiang Scholars Award Program” distinguished professors (including youth programs), and “National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation” There are 45 winners, 15 chief scientists of the National “973 Program” project, 27 national candidates for the “Millions of Talents Project”, 143 candidates for the “New Century Excellent Talent Support Plan” of the Ministry of Education, and experts who enjoy special government allowances. 82 people. A group of well-known scholars at home and abroad, including the Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, James Watson, the “Father of DNA”, and China’s outstanding agricultural scientist, Academician Yuan Longping, the father of hybrid rice, were invited as honorary professors.

China Agricultural University has a complete education system to cultivate bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The school has 15 post-doctoral mobile stations, 20 doctoral degree authorized first-level disciplines, 97 doctoral degree authorized points, 30 master’s degree authorized first-level disciplines, 149 master’s degree authorized points, 9 professional degree types, 28 professional degrees Fields; 66 undergraduate majors, of which biology and chemistry are included in the “National Science Basic Research and Education Talent Training Base”. There are 11,838 full-time undergraduates, 8181 full-time graduate students, of which 4,654 are full-time graduate students, 3,527 are full-time doctoral students, and 234 are post-doctoral researchers.

China Agricultural University adheres to the talent training concept of “combining moral and talents, comprehensive development, balanced expertise, and the pursuit of excellence”, cultivates the comprehensive development of moral, intellectual, physical, aesthetic, and labor, and has a broad human and natural science foundation, solid professional knowledge and practical skills, Outstanding innovative talents and industry leaders with innovative spirit and ability. The school vigorously promoted the professional certification work, took the lead in formulating national agricultural professional certification standards, and became the maker of agricultural-related professional construction standards. The major of agronomy was the first to pass the national agronomy (level 3) certification, and the two majors of plant protection and horticulture were the first to pass the joint certification of China and Russia; the four majors of agricultural water conservancy engineering, water conservancy and hydropower engineering, vehicle engineering, electrical engineering and automation passed engineering. Education Professional Certification. The school has 3 national high-level talents special support plan (“10,000 people plan”) teaching masters, 2 national teaching masters and 37 Beijing teaching masters, 5 national excellent teaching teams and 10 Beijing outstanding teaching teams , 14 national-level specialty programs and 2 national talent training model innovation experimental areas. The school has continued to deepen the reform of teaching content and teaching methods, and has built 23 national quality courses, 15 quality resource sharing courses, 2 quality video public courses, 9 national quality online open courses, and 25 Beijing quality courses; 122 teaching materials Selected as a national “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” textbook; 17 items were selected as a National “12th Five-Year Plan” textbook; further strengthened the construction of laboratories and practice bases, with 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers and 3 national virtual simulation experiments The teaching center and 7 Beijing experimental teaching demonstration centers; through strengthening the cultivation of practical and innovative ability, the construction of an innovative talents training system has laid a good foundation for conducting high-level research-based teaching, and university students’ scientific and technological innovation activities are active. Since 2008, undergraduate students of the school have published 469 high-level academic papers with the support of various innovative projects, including SCI 353 (including Science 1), EI 86, ISTP 7, CSCD 23; students apply for patents and There are 303 software copyrights, including 195 invention patents, 77 utility model patents, 11 design patents, and 20 software copyrights. Students have won 2007 provincial and ministerial-level discipline awards. Further promote the reform of graduate education and teaching, and comprehensively implement the “application assessment system” for doctoral students; further improve the quality assurance system for graduate dissertations and promote the continuous improvement of the quality of dissertations. A total of 23 doctoral dissertations have been selected as “National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations”, ranking among the top universities in China. The school has trained more than 130,000 qualified graduates, achieved a large number of educational and teaching achievements, passed the Ministry of Education’s undergraduate teaching level assessment with excellent results, and the quality and level of schooling have been widely recognized by all sectors of society. In 2018, there were 2,778 undergraduate graduates, 1,783 master’s graduates, and 690 doctoral graduates.

Focusing on human nutrition and health, China Agricultural University develops high-level scientific research, social services, and cultural inheritance and innovation, guided by the major needs of national agricultural science and technology and international academic frontiers. Research in high-tech fields of biology and agriculture ranks domestically. He presided over 22 national key basic research programs (“973 Program”) projects (including one major scientific problem-oriented project and one major scientific research project project), including 6 chief scientists of the national modern agricultural industry technology system. Since 2001, it has won 89 national science and technology awards, 542 provincial and ministerial science and technology awards, and 4,662 authorized patents. The research results of “Research and Development of Comprehensive Management of the Middle and Low Yield Areas of the Huanghuaihai Plain” completed by Academician Shi Yuanchun have won the National Science and Technology Progress Special Award. 25 high-level research papers have been published in the internationally renowned magazines “SCIENCE”, “CELL”, “NATURE” and “NATURE GENETICS”, which has established the school’s leading position in basic research. The number of papers indexed by SCI, EI, and SSCI in the school in 2018 reached 2,869. In the ESI subject evaluation indicators, the school’s agricultural sciences, plant and animal sciences, environment / ecology, biology and biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, engineering, molecular biology and genetics, social science general and pharmacology The total citations of papers from 10 disciplines and all disciplines in the toxicology have entered the top 1% of the world. The total citations of the two disciplines of agricultural science, plant and animal science remain the top 1 ‰ in the world. The school actively develops government-industry-university-research cooperation with governments at all levels and domestic and foreign enterprises, and promotes the transfer and transformation of scientific and technological achievements through the transfer of scientific and technological achievements, authorized production, and stock purchase, to provide technical support for national economic development, and to provide incentives for scientific and technological innovation in enterprises. The school’s patent achievements and practical technologies have been promoted throughout the country, and a number of major scientific and technological innovation achievements have become the leading technologies in related industries. The focus of scientific and technological services is on the major national needs, regional development and industrial development needs, based on Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, with top-level design, overall layout, and leadership-driven working ideas, in response to major national, local, and corporate needs, combined with school scientific research, talent training, and Serving the needs of society, 76 comprehensive experimental stations (professional workstations) were constructed in 27 provinces across the country, providing comprehensive services such as planning, design, and technical guidance for social management for regional economic and social development; further expanding the areas of achievement transformation and social service, and expanding transformation Channels, expanding service areas, and working hard to explore new mechanisms and models for science and technology serving local areas. It has signed scientific and technological cooperation agreements with more than a dozen provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and nearly a hundred prefectures and cities to provide technical support for the development of local economies; The school signs over 700 scientific and technological research and development and achievement transformation contracts with the local each year, accelerating the transfer of scientific and technological achievements to enterprises; relying on modern agricultural industry technology system experts and their team members to solve technical problems in industrial development, relying on experimental stations and professors Work stations, science and technology courtyards, etc. Fang and farmers’ industrial development needs, and carried out more than 55,000 person-time skills training for grass-roots agricultural cadres, managers of agricultural enterprises, grass-roots technicians, farmers, etc., played a prominent role in the promotion and demonstration of the scientific and technological achievements of the school.

China Agricultural University has extensively carried out international exchanges and cooperation, and strived to expand opening up and accelerate the process of internationalization. The school has established friendly cooperative relations with 237 universities and research units in 49 countries and regions including Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America. There are international educational, scientific research and training institutions such as the International College, the Sino-German Comprehensive Agricultural Development Center, the Sino-Dutch Dairy Center, and the China-Israel International Agricultural Training Center. The school cooperates with Wageningen University in the Netherlands, University of California, Davis, Cornell University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil to build the “World Top Agricultural University (A5) Alliance” and conducts substantive cooperation under this mechanism . While strengthening cooperation with world-class universities, the school actively responded to the “Belt and Road” initiative and discussed agricultural research and education cooperation and exchange programs with national universities along the “Belt and Road”, and established the “Belt and Road Agricultural Cooperation College” and “South China “Southern Agricultural Cooperation College” has successively established the “Belt and Road Animal Science and Technology Innovation Alliance” and the “Belt and Road” Agricultural Education Science and Technology Innovation Alliance and has established 10 “Belt and Road” agricultural cooperation centers. The school attaches great importance to fostering the international vision and innovative spirit of undergraduates. It has worked with Cornell University, the University of California, Davis, the University of Alberta, the University of Edinburgh, the Kazakh National Agricultural University, and the University of Sukuin, Tanzania, etc. Well-known universities abroad have extensively conducted various undergraduate exchange programs such as joint undergraduate training, exchange students, short-term exchanges and exchange internships.

China Agricultural University attaches great importance to the cultivation of students’ comprehensive quality, actively carries out the second classroom education activities, and the campus cultural life is rich and colorful. Give full play to the role of student unions and graduate unions in self-management, self-education, self-service, and self-supervision, and guide students to participate in the school’s democratic management in a standardized and orderly manner. The school has 90 student associations, including voluntary public welfare, ideological and political, academic science and technology, self-discipline and mutual assistance, sports culture and other types. The members of the school’s Fengyun Club once represented the contemporary university as the torchbearer of the Everest Olympic Games; the Rural Development Research Association and the Friends of the Friendship Club were once rated as “National Excellent Student Associations”, and the school ski club won the first place in the National University Ski Challenge Men’s and Women’s Team. Each year, the school organizes more than 3,000 students to participate in social practice activities, provide suggestions for serving the strategy of revitalizing rural areas in China, and writes their own thesis on the land of the motherland in the process of serving the development of the “three rural” cause in China. Title of Outstanding Organization for Social Practice in Summer. College students ‘scientific and technological innovation and entrepreneurship activities are flourishing. Relying on college students’ science and technology associations and entrepreneurial associations to carry out “double innovation” work, they have repeatedly participated in the “Challenge Cup” national college student extracurricular academic science and technology works competition, “Creating Youth” Chinese college entrepreneurship plan competition, The “Esda” Creative Contest, the National Electronic Design Contest, the National Mechanical Innovation Design Contest, and the National College Students’ Mathematical Modeling and Computer Application Contest have achieved excellent results, and their innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities and enthusiasm have continued to improve. Actively promote voluntary service work, integrate it into the education of freshmen, and cultivate students’ sense of dedication and dedication. Actively organized students to participate in the Olympic Games, the 60th anniversary of the National Day, the Garden Expo, the World Championships, the Beijing Half Marathon, the China-Africa Cooperation Forum Beijing Summit and other large-scale competitions and volunteer services, and has been repeatedly praised by superiors. The school currently has more than 100 voluntary service projects for students to make independent menu choices, covering poverty alleviation, poverty alleviation, helping the elderly, saving the orphans, helping the disabled, and helping students in many fields. The project of “Serving Agriculture, Rural Peasants and Talents The First Lesson of Volunteer Life” won the silver medal in the third and fourth China Youth Volunteer Service Competitions respectively. China Agricultural University Rugby Team is the first rugby team in mainland China.


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