Nanjing Agricultural University
Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher agricultural education in China and a national key university under the Chinese Ministry of Education. The lineage of Nanjing Agricultural University can be traced back to 1902 and SanjiangNormal School, a teacher training center in Nanjing. In 1952, Nanjing Agricultural Collegewas founded through the merger of the two agricultural faculties belonging to University ofNanking (est. 1914) and National Central University (est. 1928) along with several departments of the Agricultural College of Zhejiang University. In 1984, the college was renamed Nanjing Agricultural University with the approval of the Ministry of Education.
The mission of NAU is to create a dynamic learning and research environment for its more than 32000 students and more than 2680 staff members. It is committed to developing and disseminating scientific knowledge and providing the society with quality personnel of teaching, scientific research and extension, who can contribute to the sustainable and productive development in China. It means that the physical, social and cultural environment of the campus should be both stimulating and caring in response to the increasing needs of the students. Therefore, NAU is committed to the innovative improvements in the quality of its educational programs and research activities as well as active participation in local, national and international society. Interdisciplinary research and education is strongly promoted at the university.