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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.


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Numbers and Facts

Current Leaders
Party Secretary Wang Binwei, President Liu Ya Hong

School Day
November 10

Famous Alumni
Deng Zhiyi, Shen Pengfei, Yao Yisheng, Pang Xiongfei, Zheng Ruyong, Ruan Gongdan, Wen Simei

School Motto
Cultivate Virtue, Learn, Seek Truth, Innovate

Institution Code

National Key Disciplines

Institution Type
Agriculture and Forestry

Full-time academicians
2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Postdoctoral sites

Doctoral Degrees
12 academic degree authorized primary disciplines, 60 academic degree authorized secondary disciplines (covered by primary disciplines), 1 professional degree authorized category

Master’s degree
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.

Date of Establishment

Type of Institution
Public university

Undergraduate Programs

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

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