South China Agricultural University

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South China Agricultural University
华南农业大学
South China Agricultural University logo.png
Former names
South China Agricultural College (华南农学院)
Motto 修德、博学、求实、创新
Motto in English
Upgrading Integrity, Broadening Knowledge, Pursuing Truth, Seeking Breakthroughs
Type Public
Established 1909
Budget ¥1.32 billion (2015)[1]
President Chen Xiaoyang
Academic staff
2,269
Administrative staff
3,279
Students 42,951(fall 2016)[2]
Undergraduates 36,973(fall 2016)[2]
Postgraduates 5,908(fall 2016)[2]
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong,  China
23°9′28.80″N 113°20′52.80″E / 23.1580000°N 113.3480000°E / 23.1580000; 113.3480000
Campus Urban: 2.95km², Suburb: 2.57km²
School Song “金色的理想”(Golden Ideal)
Colors Green and White          
Website english.scau.edu.cn
Official font logo of South China Agricultural University.png
South entrance of South China Agricultural University
The main Library

South China Agricultural University (SCAU) (Chinese: 华南农业大学/華南農業大學) commonly referred to as SCAU, is a public university in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Founded in 1909. Main campus settles in Wushan, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. South China Agricultural University was selected as one of the 7 Cultivated High-Quality Universities of Guangdong Province in 2015.[3] SCAU is considered to have an advantage in the field of agricultural science.

The university has 26 colleges/department and more than 40,000 students, including international students from 27 countries.

History[edit]

  • 1909 - Guangdong province's agricultural experiment station and Affiliated Institute of Agriculture was founded.
  • 1926 - College of Agriculture, National Sun Yat-sen University.
  • 1952 - The nationwide readjustments of university and college resources took place in 1952. And the South China Agricultural College(华南农学院) was established, through a reorganization process that unified the agricultural schools and departments of universities from 2 provinces in Southern China, including the former National Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan University, Guangxi University.
  • 1979 - It was selected as one of National Key Universities.
  • 1984 - The University was renamed as South China Agricultural University in 1984.
  • 2000 - The university was transferred under the administration of Guangdong Province in 2000 during the reform of the management system of higher learning institutions.
  • 2015 - Selected as a Cultivated High-level University of Guangdong Province.[4]

Campus[edit]

Main Gate

The campus of South China Agricultural University is located in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, it used to be part of the old National Sun Yat-sen University campus, the university enjoys beautiful scenery and pleasant environment. The main campus covers an area of over 4407 mu ( 2.95 km²), and the teaching and research base in Zengcheng covers an area of over 3863 mu ( 2.57 km²).

Library[edit]

The Library was established in 1953 which was combined by parts of the Sun Yat-sen University Library, the Ling Nan University agriculture college library and Guangxi University agriculture college library.

By the development in recent years, the SCAU Library have developed into 4 branches including the main library, the east branch, the yuejin branch, and the college libraries.

The total paper-based collections have been over 2.42 million items/volumes in 2016. Those collections cover agriculture, engineering, liberal arts, basic sciences, economics, management, law, education, history, philosophy and other subjects.

Museum[edit]

Academics[edit]

South China Agricultural University has 26 colleges(departments), offering 94 undergraduate programs, 107 master's degree programs and 59 Ph.D degree programs. SCAU also offers 9 Professional Master Degrees and Professional Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.[5][6]

Colleges and schools[edit]

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture
  • College of Horticulture
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Animal Science
  • College of Marine Sciences
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • College of Life Science
  • College of Food Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Water Conservancy and Civil Engineering
  • College of Materials and Energy
  • College of Mathematics and Informatics
  • College of Software Engineering
  • College of Electronic Engineering
  • College of Economics and Management
  • College of Public Management
  • College of Humanities and Law
  • College of Foreign Studies
  • College of Arts
  • College of Marxist Philosophy
  • College of Continuing Education
  • College of International Education
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Zhujiang College
College of Agriculture 
College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture 
College of Horticulture 
College of Natural Resources and Environment 
College of Food Science 
College of Engineering 
College of Water Conservancy and Civil Engineering 
College of Foreign Studies 
University ranking
2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Universities Ranking[7] #

Global 962
Asia 245
China 80
Subject rankings
2016 QS Subject Rankings[8] #

Agriculture & Forestry 50-100
2016 U.S. News & World Report Subject Rankings[9] #

Agricultural Sciences 177
Plant and Animal Science 228

Research institution[edit]

The following research institutes are part of SCAU:

  • The State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources (SKLCUSA)
  • National Engineering Research Centre of Plant Space Breeding
  • National Engineering Research Centre for Breeding Swine Industry
  • New Countryside Development Institute of SCAU
  • Guangdong Centre for Rural Policy Studies

Rankings[edit]

  • The individual subject ranking of South China Agricultural University was 50th-100th in Agriculture & Forestry according to the QS World University Rankings for 2016.[10]
  • The university ranked 962th according to the US News Best Global Universities 2017. In particular, its Agricultural Sciences was ranked 177th, and its Plant and Animal Science was ranked 228th.[11]

Admission[edit]

The total enrollment of students is over 43,000, comprising 37,820 undergraduates, 5,394 graduates and 89 foreign students from 27 countries.

Student life[edit]

The Student Entertainment Building

Student organization[edit]

There are a lot of student organization in the university including the Student Union, Student Association Union, Youth Volunteer Service Centre and more than 60 student associations.

Services[edit]

The Gymnasium

The Modern Educational Technology Center is installed with visual-audio and multi-media input-output equipment. Other direct services for students include:

  • one on-campus English-learning radio
  • one Employment Orientation Center for Graduating Students
  • one Work for Study Service Center
  • one Psychological Center
  • two Students' Activity Center
  • three stadiums with standardized synthetic rubber tracks and other specialized playgrounds are available for different sports
  • The collection of the university library surpasses 2.42 million copies.
  • 19 on-campus fieldwork bases and 339 off-campus fieldwork bases are open to students.

International cooperation[edit]

The school name was named by Mao Zedong who was the first chairman of China

It has established inter-institutional ties with twenty-three universities from thirteen countries in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. There are more and more academic exchanges between SCAU and universities in HongKong and Macao; in promoting the international multi-agricultural technological exchanges, the UNDP, FAO and WFC have attached great importance to the university and established the Regional Sericulture Training Center for Asia and Pacific and China International Center for Agricultural Training in SCAU. Up to now, the university has trained around 1000 overseas students and numerous research and government officials from over 50 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, America, and Oceania.[12]

America[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Oceania[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°9′28.80″N 113°20′52.80″E / 23.1580000°N 113.3480000°E / 23.1580000; 113.3480000