South China Agricultural University is a national key university, the "211 Project" university jointly established by Guangdong Province and the Ministry of Agriculture, and a key construction university for high-level universities in Guangdong Province. The campus is located in Guangzhou, known as the "Flower City", with a total land area of 8,199 acres, including 4,395 acres for Tianhe Wushan Campus and 3804 acres for the Zengcheng Teaching and Research Base. The total building area of the school is 1.39 million square meters. The natural scenery and the cultural scenery complement each other, forming a "Bauhinia Campus with a forest of all over the world".
The school’s long history of running a school can be traced back to the Guangdong Provincial Agricultural Testing Ground and the attached agricultural workshop, which was founded in 1909. In 1952, when the colleges and departments of the country were adjusted, the Agricultural College of Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan University Agricultural College, and part of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department of Guangxi University Agricultural College and the Department of Pests and Diseases were merged to form the South China Agricultural College, which was subordinate to the Ministry of Agriculture. School name. In 1984, it was renamed South China Agricultural University. In 2000, the country deepened the reform of the management system of colleges and universities, and the school was placed in charge of Guangdong Province by the Ministry of Agriculture. In December 2004, he was rated as excellent in the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education. The school’s current party secretary Wang Binwei and principal Liu Yahong.
In the course of running a school for more than 100 years, the school has formed an excellent school-running tradition, distinctive school-running characteristics and a school spirit of "cultivating morality, erudition, truth-seeking, and innovation", and established a multi-level and multi-form graduate education, undergraduate education and continuing education. School system. The school has a complete range of disciplines. There are 99 undergraduate majors, 12 doctoral degree authorized first-level disciplines, 1 doctoral professional degree category, 28 master's degree authorized first-level disciplines, and 15 master professional degree categories; there are agricultural insects and pest control, Crop genetics and breeding, agricultural economic management, fruit tree science and preventive veterinary science 5 national key disciplines, agricultural mechanization engineering 1 national key (cultivation) discipline, 24 provincial and ministerial key disciplines (including 5 key disciplines of the Ministry of Agriculture, 13 There are two first-level key disciplines of Guangdong Province, four second-level key disciplines of Guangdong Province and two key disciplines of the State Forestry Administration). Eight disciplines including botany and zoology, chemistry, agricultural science, materials science, microbiology, biology and biochemistry, environmental science and ecology, and engineering have entered the top 1% of the ESI world rankings.
The school has strong teachers. There are about 3363 faculty members, including 2276 full-time teachers (487 senior and 838 associate seniors); 309 doctoral supervisors, 863 academic master supervisors, and 1243 professional master supervisors; academicians, Wan There are 55 national-level talents including the People Program, 107 provincial-level talents including Pearl River Scholars and Guangdong Special Support Program, 4 national-level teaching teachers/special-support program teaching teachers, and 4 national-level teaching teams.
The school is committed to the innovative talent training model, focusing on cultivating high-quality professional talents and top-notch innovative talents with persistent beliefs, good morals, rich knowledge, and strong skills. The school has 25 colleges (departments), and there are more than 46,000 full-time students (including international students), including more than 38,000 undergraduates and more than 8,000 postgraduates. There are 13 national quality (including bilingual) courses, 2 quality video open courses, 6 quality resource sharing courses, 1 online open course; 15 national first-class undergraduate major construction sites, 12 national characteristic majors, and majors There are 2 comprehensive reform pilots, 8 pilot majors for the reform of excellent agricultural and forestry talents education and training plan; 1 national-level talent training model innovation experimental zone; 4 national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers; national-level off-campus practice education base for college students (including agricultural science and education cooperation Talent training bases) 6; 2 national virtual simulation experiment teaching projects; 1 national college student cultural quality education base. In the past two years, he has won 5 national teaching achievement awards (including 1 first prize and 3 second prizes for the host). The school has formed a new model of talent training with Ding Ying innovation class as a breakthrough point, major and minor courses, double degrees, international joint education as the main line, and platform plus modules based on the combination of points, lines and areas, and diversified levels of talent training; The implementation of the postgraduate education innovation plan has achieved remarkable results. At present, the school has won 4 national outstanding doctoral dissertations and 6 nominated dissertations. The dissertation subjects cover agriculture, engineering and management. In 2019, it was designated by the Ministry of Education as a pilot university for the comprehensive reform of "Three All-round Education". In 2014, it was appraised by the Ministry of Education as "National Colleges with Typical Employment Experience for Graduates".
The school has good conditions for conducting scientific research. Existing State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agricultural Biological Resources, National Plant Aerospace Breeding Engineering Technology Research Center, National Pig Breeding Engineering Technology Research Center, National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory for Zoonotic Disease Prevention and Control Agents, Livestock and Poultry Breeding National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center (Guangdong), National Veterinary Microbial Drug Resistance Risk Assessment Laboratory, National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center (Guangdong), National Precision Agriculture Aviation Application Technology International Joint Research Center, National African Swine Fever Regional Laboratory (Guangzhou), 9 national scientific research platforms, 11 post-doctoral research mobile stations, 3 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 9 key laboratories of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and scientific observation and experimental stations of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 3, 2 scientific research bases of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, 1 National African Swine Fever Regional Laboratory (Guangzhou) (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs), 1 National Technical R&D Center (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs), and quality and safety of agricultural products storage and preservation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 1 Risk Assessment Laboratory (Guangzhou), 1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Natural Resources, 15 Key Laboratories of Guangdong Province, 1 Engineering Laboratory of Guangdong Province, 3 Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 34 Engineering Technology Research Centers of Guangdong Province There are 8 demonstration bases for the integration of production, education and research in ordinary universities in Guangdong Province, and 2 key research bases in the humanities and social sciences of Guangdong Province. New Plant Variety Testing Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Guangzhou), Livestock and Poultry Product Quality Supervision and Testing Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (Guangzhou), Plant and Plant Microorganism Ecological Environment Safety Supervision and Testing Center (Guangzhou), Guangdong Rural Policy The research centers are all located in schools.
The school's teaching service conditions are superior. The library has a collection of more than 9.263 million books (including electronic documents); the campus network can be interconnected with the Internet at a Gigabit speed; the modern education technology center has advanced audio-visual production and multimedia courseware production equipment, which can provide teachers and students with various teaching conditions for modern education technology Various methods; there are on-campus and foreign language teaching radio stations that directly serve college students, graduate employment guidance centers, work-study management service centers, mental health counseling centers, and student activity centers; there are 15 on-campus teaching practice bases and 597 off-campus teaching Practice base; there are 4 standard plastic track sports fields and various sports fields.
The school actively carries out foreign exchanges and cooperation. It has successively signed cooperation agreements or memorandums with 108 universities and research institutions in 34 countries and regions on six continents, and established a number of international scientific researches such as the Sino-British Environmental Science Research Center, the Sino-US Food Safety Research Center, and the China-Brazil Agricultural Research Institute. Platform, and carry out various forms of undergraduate and postgraduate joint training and holiday exchange programs; academic exchanges with some universities in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are also increasingly strengthened. Every year, a large number of foreign scholars come to the school to exchange and give lectures. The school has successively sent a large number of key teachers to overseas (foreign) to study, study for a degree or conduct scientific research cooperation. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Council (WFC) have successively established the Asia-Pacific Sericulture Training Center and the China International Agricultural Training Center in our school.
In the new stage of historical development, South China Agricultural University will adhere to the "four services" orientation of the Socialist University, fully implement the party's educational policy, implement the fundamental task of cultivating people, focus on the mission of strengthening agriculture and rejuvenating agriculture, and strengthen Advantages in agriculture and life sciences, vigorously develop emerging interdisciplinary disciplines, promote the integrated development of agriculture, engineering, arts, sciences, economics, management, law, and art, promote the modernization of governance systems and governance capabilities, and move toward a world-class university with agricultural characteristics. Go ahead with ambitious goals.