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One of the starting points of higher agricultural education in China. The predecessor of the school was the Hubei Agricultural School founded by Huguang Governor Zhang Zhidong in 1898 during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty. After several changes, in 1952, all the departments of Wuhan University's Agricultural College and Hubei Agricultural College, as well as some departments of the agricultural colleges of six comprehensive universities including Sun Yat-sen University, were formed to establish Huazhong Agricultural College. In 1979, it was approved as a national key university by the State Council, directly under the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1985, it was renamed Huazhong Agricultural University. In 2000, the Ministry of Agriculture was transferred to the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education. In 2005, it entered the ranks of the national "211 Project" construction. In 2017, it was included in the national "double first-class" construction ranks.


The leaders of the party and the country cared cordially. Dong Biwu, Li Xiannian, etc. successively wrote inscriptions and the name of the school. In 1998, Jiang Zemin, then General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the State, wrote an inscription for the 100th anniversary of the school. In 2011, Hu Jintao, then General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the State, listened to our school's report on the biological industry. In 2013, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the People’s Republic of China, wrote back to our school’s "Benyu Volunteer Service Team", and put forward the entrustment of "walking with the motherland and dedicating to the people".


The campus environment is unique. The campus is located in the main urban area of Wuhan City, Hubei Province. It is surrounded by a lion mountain and surrounded by lakes on three sides. It has 5 square kilometers of landscape campus, 9 kilometers of romantic lake shoreline, 10 kilometers of "Lin Road", 6.6 kilometers of lake and green road, beautiful scenery and elegant environment. , The buildings are lined up, and the campus style is fascinating.


Disciplinary advantages and characteristics are obvious. Five disciplines (groups) of biology, horticulture and crop science, animal husbandry, veterinary science, and agricultural and forestry economic management were selected as the national "double first-class" disciplines. In the fourth round of the national first-level discipline assessment, 7 disciplines were listed as Category A disciplines. Among them, 3 disciplines including horticulture, animal husbandry, and veterinary science were A+, biology was A, food science and engineering, crop science, agriculture and forestry The three disciplines of economics and management are A-. According to statistics from the US Institute of Information Technology’s "Basic Scientific Indicators" database (ESI) in April 2021, 10 disciplines of our school are in the top 1% of ESI, and 2 disciplines are in the top 1‰. They are distributed in agriculture, life sciences, and life sciences. Five disciplines including science, engineering, and medicine. Among them, the top 1% of disciplines (Botany and Zoology, Agricultural Science, Biology and Biochemistry, Environmental Science/Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics) have achieved a full range of two categories: agronomy and life sciences. Coverage; the top 1‰ disciplines (botany and zoology, agricultural science) have achieved full coverage of agronomy.


The education system is complete. There are 17 colleges (departments), 62 undergraduate majors, 27 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, 12 types of master's degree authorization, 15 first-level disciplines for doctoral degree authorization, 1 type of doctoral professional degree authorization, and post-doctoral research 15 mobile stations. There are 29,418 full-time students, including 18,906 undergraduates, 7,596 masters, 2,478 doctoral students, and 438 international students.


Shuo Yan, handsome and beautiful. There are 2,642 faculty members, including 1,635 teachers and 491 professors. There are 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 foreign academician of the American Academy of Sciences, 2 academicians of the Third World Academy of Sciences, 1 academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, 26 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, and the National Outstanding Youth Fund. There are 20 participants, 6 chief scientists of the 973 Program, 1 chief scientist of the modern agricultural industrial technology system, and 56 post scientists. The National Natural Science Foundation of China has 4 innovative research groups and 76 provincial and ministerial-level outstanding innovation teams. There are 4 national-level teaching teachers and 7 national-level teaching teams.


Educational and teaching reforms have been fruitful. He has won 24 national teaching achievement awards in total, including 1 special prize, 3 first prizes, and 20 second prizes. Approved 1 national education system reform project, 1 national first batch of top-notch student training program 2.0 bases in basic disciplines, 6 national new agricultural research and reform practice projects, 5 national new engineering research and practice projects, national-level 23 first-class professional construction sites, 2 national professional comprehensive reform pilot majors, 2 national "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program" majors, 8 national "Excellent Agricultural and Forestry Talents Education and Training Program" majors, the first batch of national first-class undergraduate courses 42 . There are 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 6 agricultural science and education cooperation talent training bases of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Ministry of Education, and 10 national off-campus practice bases for college students.


Strong scientific and technological strength. There are 2 national key laboratories, 1 national and local joint engineering laboratories, 5 professional laboratories, 7 national R&D centers, 8 international scientific and technological cooperation bases, 29 ministerial and provincial key (engineering) laboratories, and There are 35 provincial-level R&D centers, 6 colleges and universities subject innovation and intelligence introduction bases ("111" plan), 1 introduction of foreign intellectual achievements demonstration and promotion base, 35 school-enterprise joint laboratories (R&D centers), and humanities in provincial universities There are 4 key social science research bases. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, 6,318 scientific research projects were approved, with a funding of 4.373 billion yuan. In the research fields of hybrid rape, green rice, high-quality breeding pigs, animal vaccines, high-quality citrus, test-tube seed potatoes and corn, freshwater fish, etc, a number of landmark achievements that are well-known at home and abroad have been achieved.


Excellent achievements in the construction of spiritual civilization. Since 1996, the school has been rated as the best civilized unit in Hubei Province for ten consecutive times. In 2005, it was awarded as the National Advanced Unit for Spiritual Civilization Construction. Since 2008, it has been continuously rated as the National Civilized Unit. In 2017, it was awarded the first National Civilized Campus, and in 2020, it will be awarded this honorary title again.


Development vision: By the middle of this century, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the school, the school will be built into a world-class university with distinctive characteristics.

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