South China Agricultural University
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About South China Agricultural University
South China Agricultural University, abbreviated in Chinese as “Hua Nong”, is a national key university with strengths in agricultural sciences and life sciences.
The university was founded in 1909. As of October 2020, the university has 25 colleges (departments) and 99 undergraduate majors, 11 postdoctoral research stations, 12 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degrees, 1 professional degree category for doctoral degrees, 28 first-level disciplines authorized for master’s degrees, and 15 professional degree categories for master’s degrees. The university has more than 46,000 full-time students, including more than 38,000 undergraduates, 8,000 graduate students and 133 international students.
Numbers and Facts
Party Secretary Wang Binwei, President Liu Ya Hong
Deng Zhiyi, Shen Pengfei, Yao Yisheng, Pang Xiongfei, Zheng Ruyong, Ruan Gongdan, Wen Simei
Cultivate Virtue, Learn, Seek Truth, Innovate
National Key Disciplines
Agriculture and Forestry
2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering
12 academic degree authorized primary disciplines, 60 academic degree authorized secondary disciplines (covered by primary disciplines), 1 professional degree authorized category
There are 28 first-level disciplines authorized for academic degrees, 119 second-level disciplines authorized for academic degrees (117 disciplines covered by first-level disciplines), and 15 categories of authorized professional degrees.
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Type of Institution
Faculties and Departments
27 colleges (departments) including College of Life Sciences, College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, College of Resources and Environment, College of Economics and Management