Nanjing Agricultural University is located in the ancient capital of Nanjing, which is beautiful and beautiful. It is a national key project with the advantages and characteristics of agriculture and life sciences, and the coordinated development of agriculture, science, economics, management, engineering, literature, and law. The university is the key construction university of the national "211 Project", the "985 Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform" and the "Double First Class" construction university. The current school party committee secretary, Professor Chen Ligen, and the principal, Professor Chen Fadi.
The predecessor of Nanjing Agricultural University can be traced back to the Agricultural Science and Natural History Department of Sanjiang Normal School in 1902 and the Agricultural Science of Private Jinling University in 1914. In 1952, the colleges and departments across the country were adjusted, with the Agricultural College of Jinling University, the Agricultural College of Nanjing University (formerly the National Central University Agricultural College) as the main body, and some departments of the Agricultural College of Zhejiang University, merged to form Nanjing Agricultural College; in 1963, it was determined It is one of the two key agricultural universities in the country; in 1972, it moved to Yangzhou and merged with Subei Agricultural College to form Jiangsu Agricultural College; in 1979, it moved back to Nanjing and restored Nanjing Agricultural College; in 1984, it was renamed as Nanjing Agricultural University; in 2000, The Ministry of Agriculture was independently established and transferred to the Ministry of Education.
Nanjing Agricultural University currently has College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Plant Protection, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, College of Horticulture, College of Animal Science and Technology (including Wuxi Fisheries College), College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Food Science and Technology, College of Economics and Management, College of Public Administration, 20 colleges (departments) including the School of Humanities and Social Development, the School of Life Sciences, the School of Science, the School of Information Management, the School of Foreign Languages, the School of Finance, the School of Grass Industry, the School of Marxism, the School of Artificial Intelligence, and the Department of Sports; 65 undergraduate majors, 30 master's authorized first-level disciplines, 20 professional degree-granting rights, 17 doctoral authorized first-level disciplines and 15 post-doctoral mobile stations; more than 17,000 full-time undergraduates, more than 9,000 postgraduates; more than 2,700 faculty members, including: Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering 2, 47 people including national distinguished experts and winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 3 national-level teaching teachers, 5 national outstanding teachers, model teachers, and advanced workers in the education system. They were selected for other national talent projects and talent programs. More than 140 person-times, 2 innovative research groups of the National Foundation of China, 6 national and provincial teaching teams.
The talent training of Nanjing Agricultural University covers all levels of undergraduate education, postgraduate education, international student education, continuing education, and cadre training. It has established "National College Student Cultural Quality Education Base", "National Science Basic Scientific Research and Teaching Talent Training Base", and "National Life". The "Science and Technology Talent Training Base" and the National Experimental Teaching Center for Plant Production, Animal Science, and Agricultural Biology Virtual Simulation are among the first universities to pass the excellent evaluation of undergraduate teaching work in colleges and universities across the country. In 2000, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to establish a graduate school. In 2014, the first batch was selected into the National Excellent Agriculture and Forestry Talent Training Program. Agronomy, seed science and engineering, agricultural mechanization and automation, agricultural electrification, plant protection, agricultural resources and environment, horticulture, animal science, aquaculture, animal medicine, food science and engineering, food quality and safety, agricultural and forestry economic management, Land resource management, administrative management, sociology, rural area development, biotechnology, biological sciences, finance, accounting, grassland science, and other 22 majors were approved as national first-class undergraduate major construction sites, ecology, landscape architecture, and animals Eight majors including pharmacy, international economics and trade, human geography and urban-rural planning, applied chemistry, information management, and information systems, and English have been approved as provincial-level first-class undergraduate majors. In the course of running the school for more than a hundred years, the school has upheld the Nannong spirit with "sincerity, diligence, and benevolence" as the core, and cultivated top-notch innovative and compound application-oriented talents with "world vision, Chinese sentiment, and Nanning character". More than 300,000 outstanding talents including 60 academicians.
Nanjing Agricultural University has 4 first-level national key disciplines, 3 second-level national key disciplines, and 1 national key cultivated discipline. In the fourth round of national first-level discipline assessment, four disciplines including crop science, agricultural resources and environment, plant protection, and agricultural and forestry economic management were rated as A+, and three disciplines including public management, food science, and engineering, and horticulture were rated as A+. Eight disciplines have entered the superior discipline construction project of Jiangsu universities. 9 disciplines including agricultural science, plant and animal science, environmental ecology, biology and biochemistry, engineering, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology are among the top 1% of ESI disciplines in the world. Among them, two disciplines including agricultural science, plant, and animal science have entered the top 1‰, ranking among the world's top disciplines.
Nanjing Agricultural University has established the State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Innovation, the National Meat Quality and Safety Control Engineering Technology Research Center, the National Information Agriculture Engineering Technology Center, the National Soybean Improvement Center, the National Organic Fertilizer Engineering Technology Research Center, and rural land There are 79 national, ministerial and provincial scientific research platforms including the National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Resource Utilization and Remediation, and the National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Green Pesticide Creation and Application Technology. Since the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan", more than 6 billion scientific research funds have been put in place, and more than 200 national and ministerial-level scientific and technological achievements awards have been won, including 12 national science and technology awards as the first completed unit. Actively serving the country’s poverty alleviation and rural revitalization strategy, with strong scientific research capabilities, it has created huge economic and social benefits and has been rated as "National Advanced Unit for Agriculture through Science and Education" many times. From 2017 to 2019, it was selected as one of the top ten typical projects of targeted poverty alleviation and targeted poverty alleviation in colleges and universities directly under the Ministry of Education for three consecutive years.
Nanjing Agricultural University actively responds to the national "One Belt One Road" initiative, continuously improves its international level, and has increasingly active foreign exchanges. It has successively maintained joint student training and academic exchanges with more than 160 overseas high-level universities and research institutions in more than 30 countries and regions Cooperation with scientific research. Dozens of students, including the University of California Davis, Cornell University, Ghent University in Belgium, Massey University in New Zealand, and other world-renowned universities, have carried out "exchange visits", "dual undergraduate degree", "dual master degree" and other dozens of students Joint training project, approved by the Ministry of Education in 2019 to establish Nanjing Agricultural University Michigan College in cooperation with Michigan State University in the United States. “China-US Food Safety and Quality Joint Research Center”, "China-Kenya Crop Molecular Biology "Belt and Road" Joint Laboratory", "Animal Health and Food Safety" International Cooperation Joint Laboratory, and “Animal Digestive Tract Nutrition International Joint Research Center" "Sino-British Plant Phenotypic Joint Research Center", "Nanjing Agricultural University-University of California Davis Global Health Joint Research Center", "Asian Agricultural Research Center" and many other international cooperation platforms. In 2007, it became the "University for International Students Accepting Chinese Government Scholarships" by the Ministry of Education. In 2008, it became the first batch of "education foreign aid bases" in the country. In 2012, it was approved to build the world's first Confucius Institute with agricultural characteristics. In 2014, the "China-ASEAN Education and Training Center" was jointly approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education. In 2012, we initiated the establishment of the "World Agriculture Award", which has been awarded to students from Cornell University, University of California Davis, Ohio State University, University of Bonn, University of Alberta, University of Ghent, University of Ghana, and Ghana for 8 consecutive years. Ten winners from universities such as the Catholic University of Chile presented awards.
Nanjing Agricultural University has a Weigang campus, Pukou campus, and Baima teaching and research base, with a total area of 9 square kilometers, a building area of 740,000 square meters, a collection of 2.35 million books (departments), more than 10,000 foreign language periodicals, and Chinese e-books More than 5 million species. In 2014, it co-organized the academic journal Horticulture Research with Nature Group, and was selected as the leading journal of the China Science and Technology Journal "Excellence Program" in 2019; in 2018, it co-organized the academic journal Plant Phenomics with Science Group; in 2019, it co-organized with Science Group Academic journal BioDesign Research.
Looking forward to the future, as a pioneer of higher agricultural education in modern China, Nanjing Agricultural University will take the virtue of building people as its foundation, and its mission to strengthen agriculture and agriculture, strengthen content construction, focus on reform and innovation, serve the national strategic needs, and focus on cultivating knowledge. The new type of talent of agriculture loves agriculture, fully starts a brand-new journey of building a world-class university with agricultural characteristics!