THE HISTORY OF NAU

NAU is a national key university under the direct jurisdiction of the Chinese Ministry of Education. Renowned for its strengths in agriculture and life sciences, NAU was originally created by the merger of the agricultural faculties of Jinling University and the National Central University. Today, it is a research-orientated, multi-disciplinary institution, with colleges covering agriculture, science, economics, management, engineering, arts and law.

CAMPUS AND FACILITIES

A beautiful city with a pleasant atmosphere and excellent amenities, Nanjing is an ideal location for living and learning. The main NAU campus is located at the foot of Zhongshan Mountain, which is said to resemble a dragon curling in the eastern suburb of Nanjing, while the Stone City in the west takes the shape of a crouching tiger.

The campus is over 9sq km in size, and construction is ongoing to develop its facilities further. Its library holds over two million books and other reference materials, including an extensive collection of Chinese ebooks and foreign periodicals. The teaching facilities and accommodation blend the old and the new, all complemented by the picturesque scenery of Nanjing.

EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

A pioneering and progressive establishment, NAU is committed to research. As a member of the ‘Project 211’ program, NAU works alongside a range of other institutions to raise research standards across China. It also draws funding for research and facilities through the Innovation Platforms for Outstanding Disciplines facet of the ‘985 Excellence Initiative Project’.

Our academics are actively encouraged to add their individual research interests to the University’s traditional strengths and areas of expertise.

NATIONAL KEY DISCIPLINES

NAU currently has several national key disciplines and is home to a number
of research centers as well as international cooperation platforms.

  • CROP
    SCIENCE

  • AGRICULTURAL
    RESOURCES
    UTILIZATION

  • PLANT
    PROTECTION

  • VETERINARY
    SCIENCE

  • OLERICULTURE

  • AGRICULTURAL
    MANAGEMENT

  • LAND
    RESOURCE
    MANAGEMENT

  • FOOD
    SCIENCE

Agricultural Science, Botany and Zoology, and Environmental Ecology
have all reached the top in ESI rankings around the world.

NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTERS

State Key Laboratory of Plant Genetics
and Germplasm Enhancement

National Centre of Meat Quality and Safety Control

National Engineering and Technology
Centre for Information Agriculture

National Centre of Soybean Improvement

Department of Agriculture Comprehensive Laboratory

National Joint Research Centre for Rural
Land Resources Utilization and Management

National Joint Research Centre for
Green Pesticide Invention and Application

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
and US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Joint Research Centre for Food Quality
and Safety Control

Cornell-NAU International
Technology Transfer Center

International Reference Laboratory
for Swine Streptococcus Disease Diagnosis

THE FUTURE OF NAU

NAU is striving to become a truly world-class agricultural university. A solid base of outstanding facilities, motivated students and a commitment to research excellence makes the University an ideal place to impart knowledge, cultivate talents and share innovative ideas. The work of our academics, scientists and researchers is vital our development, so NAU places real emphasis on the successful recruitment and retention of talented individuals. We want people with the ambition, drive and potential to help extend the University’s influence around the world.

Just as the ancient city of Nanjing has embraced the modern while maintaining its historic culture and traditions, NAU is embracing the internationalization of higher education and welcomes applications from at home and abroad!

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