Brief Introduction of Sichuan Agricultural University

         Sichuan Agricultural University, one of the 100 universities selected by the Chinese government to receive special funding under the “211 Project”, has a predominance of bio-technology and agricultural sciences, and covering fields such as physical science, engineering, economics, management,veterinary medicine, liberal arts, pedagogy and law. Beautified by green mountains and blue rivers, SAU is situated in the well known city of Ya’an,the hometown of Giant Panda and the cradle of Tea Culture of the world, the same as Top ten China glamour city and Chinese excellent tourist city. Its former body was Sichuan Tong Sheng Agricultural School established in 1906, subordinated to National Sichuan University in 1935. It was moved to Yaan city from Chengdu and Sichuan Agricultural College was founded here independently in 1956, renamed as Sichuan Agricultural University in 1985.With total area of 4,500 mu (300 ha.), the university consists of three branchs, i.e. the main school in Yaan city, the Dujiangyan school in Dujiangyan city of Chengdu and the Wenjiang school in Wenjiang district of Chengdu.

The university has a complete educational system involving postgraduate education, common higher education, advanced vocational technology education, adult education, modern distance education and international cooperative education. It governs 18 colleges, 9 research institutes and centers. The university possesses 4 national key disciplines, 14 ministerial and provincial key disciplines, 14 ministerial and provincial key laboratories,2 engineering centers and 3 New Century Invention Group of the State Educational Ministry, 4 post-doctoral programs of first level disciplinary, 49 disciplines with the power to award doctoral degrees, 71 specialized disciplines for masters and 71 for undergraduates. The number of enrolled full-time students at campus now is more than 34,000. And there are 1,500 members of teachers and researchers, of which 760 are high professional title staff, 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 7 national outstanding senior experts, 1 lecturing professor of Changjiang Scholar of the State Education Ministry, 7 middle-aged and young experts awarded for their outstanding contribution to the country, 9 1st-level and 2nd level academic candidates of the state “Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Personnel Project”(Bai Qian Wan Talented Staff Project), 5 members of the Jury of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and the Educational Instruction Committee of the Professional Degrees Committee of the State Council, 1 renowned teacher at state level, 12 renowned teacher at provincial level, 66 provincial academic and technical supervisors, 29 excellent provincial experts awarded for their outstanding contribution, and 121 specialists enjoying the Special Government Allowance from the State Council. The university, one of the first 200 universities in China entitled to receive overseas students, is active in international academic exchanges with more than 30 universities and research institutes from more than 20 countries. The university library owns a collection over 2,000,000 volumes.

Since the reform and opening to the outside world, over 100,000 students have been educated here and a great number of advanced-level scientific achievements has been attained. Till now 52 above provincial-level teaching achievement prizes have been attained, among which 3 items are the first class state higher education prizes, 7 the second-class state higher education prizes and 14 the first-class provincial higher education prizes. 4 doctoral theses entered the circle of the national excellent doctoral papers. And the university has won over 400 scientific and technological prizes at state-level or at province-and –ministerial-level. 2 items winning the First Class National Invention Prize, 2 item the Second Class National Scientific Invention prize, 1 item the Second Class National Science Prize, 11 items the second grade prizes of the National Scientific Advancement Award. About 70% of the awarded scientific results have found wide application in society and converted into production with a social and economic benefit of over 80 billion Yuan (RMB).











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