COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
The College of Agriculture is one of China’s oldest research and education institutions for agricultural sciences. Many distinguished scientists have studied or taught here, including Professors Jin Shanbao, Xu Guangren and Zhuang Qiaosheng. Ranked among the finest in China, the College has three national research centers and aspires to become a world-leading establishment in agricultural and crop sciences, playing a pivotal role in research to improve food security and environment safety.
COLLEGE OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The College of Animal Science and Technology was established in 1917, making it one of the earliest providers of animal husbandry education in China. It currently offers two bachelors programs, five masters programs and five doctoral programs. Historically, the College’s research focus centered on the fields of animal genetics, breeding, reproduction, nutrition, production and feed sciences, but it is now developing greater influence in the areas of animal biotechnology and gastrointestinal microbiology.
COLLEGE OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
The College of Economics and Management offers five bachelors programs, three masters programs, four professional masters programs and two doctoral programs, as well as being home to a post-doctoral research station. Agricultural economics and management is a national key discipline, while rural development and the agricultural and forestry economics and management area are rated as provincial key disciplines. The College enjoys an outstanding reputation for education and research, having produced three ‘Dissertations of National Excellence’ and won over 20 provincial and ministerial awards.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Situated in Pukou, the College of Engineering benefits from a multidisciplinary approach with research covering a broad range of topics. It brings together the key branches of engineering within five departments, offering eight masters programs and housing a post-doctoral research station, a key discipline doctoral base for agricultural engineering and a provincial laboratory of agricultural technology and engineering. The College also runs 12 undergraduate programs and has a strong track record of collaborating with industrial partners in research and teaching, all contributing to its outstanding reputation.
COLLEGE OF FINANCE
Founded in October 2012, the College of Finance developed from the faculty of finance and accounting within the College of Economics and Management. Despite this relatively recent establishment, NAU’s research in this area began in the 1920s, when Professor John L. Buck began his work on crop insurance. In 1985, it became the first university in Jiangsu province to recruit students in finance, and has since developed a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programs.
COLLEGE OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The College of Food Science and Technology evolved from the department of agricultural products and manufacturing established in 1902 at the National Central University. It now consists of three departments: food science and engineering, food quality and safety, and biological engineering, and offers academic programs at undergraduate through to doctoral levels. Food science at NAU is rated as a national key discipline, and the College is proud to house national and international research centers as well as its key laboratories.
COLLEGE OF FOREIGN STUDIES
The College of Foreign Studies acquired its current name in 2001, but it developed from the department of foreign languages in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in English and Japanese, as well as a professional masters program in translation. The College also provides English language instruction to the wider student community as required, while tuition in other languages is also available. In the past five years, active researchers from the College have published more than 300 papers and 40 academic monographs, textbooks and dictionaries, receiving six provincial and national awards.
COLLEGE OF GRASSLAND SCIENCE
NAU is the birthplace of grassland science in China. Professor Dong Wang and his collaborators made seminal contributions to the field in the 1950s and other leading authorities on the subject, such as Jizhou Ren, studied at NAU under his instruction. The College of Grassland Science was founded in 2012 and currently undertakes research in:
• Forage and turfgrass physiology
• Biochemistry and molecular biology
• Forage and turfgrass germplasm evaluation
• Genetics and breeding
• Grassland ecology
• Environmental protection
• Forage production and utilization
• Pastureland sustainable utilization
COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE
Established in 1921, the College of Horticulture is the earliest department of its kind in China. Its predecessors, the departments of horticulture at Central National University and Jinling University, made great contributions to the development of the modern discipline. It now offers five bachelors programs, six masters programs, and six doctoral programs. It also houses a post-doctoral research station in horticulture, while vegetable science is a national key discipline.
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of six departments (history of science and technology, sociology, tourism management, law, cultural management, and arts) offering five bachelors programs, five masters programs, and one doctoral program. The College is home to the Institute for Chinese Agricultural Civilization as well as four research centers, and it also publishes the quarterly journal ‘Agricultural History of China’.
COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The College of Information Science and Technology offers three bachelors programs, three masters programs, and one doctoral program. Researchers at the College have published numerous articles and monographs in areas such as information retrieval, intelligent information processing, data mining technology, multimedia technology and pattern recognition. They have also undertaken core research projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and National Social Science Foundation of China, as well as the National High-Tech ‘863 Program’.
COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES
Established in 2002, the College of Life Sciences now consists of four departments. It offers masters and doctoral education in seven fields and two bachelors programs, as well as admitting students in the National Base of Talent Training for Basic Research and Teaching in Biology and the National Cultivation Base of Life Sciences and Technology. The College has conducted over 400 research programs in the last 10 years, benefiting from grants of more than 50 million yuan from national, ministerial, and provincial sources. It has won many prestigious awards, including a Second Grade National Award for Science and Technological Progress, and produced numerous high-quality publications.
COLLEGE OF PLANT PROTECTION
The College of Plant Protection is a leading exponent of plant pathology, entomology and plant quarantine education and research. It has four national key disciplines and three provincial key laboratories. The hard work of a dedicated team has resulted in rapid progress, with the College now recognized as a center of excellence both within China and to a growing international audience.
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The College of Public Administration’s four departments offer five bachelors programs, six masters programs, four doctoral programs and an MPA program. Formerly known as the Land Management College and established in 1992, it was the first provider of doctoral education in land resource management and housed the first public administration post-doctoral research station in China. Land resource management is rated as a national key discipline, and public administration as a provincial key discipline of Jiangsu.
COLLEGE OF RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
The College of Resources and Environmental Sciences has its roots in the soil science discipline of the agronomy department at the former Southeast University, and now offers fourteen different programs. With an annual research budget in excess of 50 million yuan, the College also houses two post-doctoral research stations. In the past five years, faculty members have chaired or participated in more than 160 research projects and published about 90 SCI papers every year in international journals.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Established in 1996, the College of Sciences consists of three departments: chemistry, mathematics, and physics. It offers two bachelors programs, four masters programs, and two doctoral programs. The College is home to a provincial key laboratory and various experimental centers that enable the 71 faculty staff to research and develop a huge range of cutting-edge scientific programs.
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Established in 1921 and regarded as one of the top veterinary colleges in China, the College of Veterinary Medicine offers nine programs at all degree levels. The College consists of three departments and holds a national key discipline. Home to several professional associations, key laboratories and innovation centers, researchers from the College have also claimed numerous awards and honors, including a Second Grade National Prize for Science and Technology Progress.
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