Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher agricultural education inChinaand a national key university under the Chinese Ministry of Education. The lineage of Nanjing Agricultural University can be traced back to 1902 and Sanjiang Normal School, a teacher training center in Nanjing. In 1952, Nanjing Agricultural College was founded through the merger of the two agricultural faculties belonging to University of Nanking (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. NAU is a 211 Project institution, one of the top 100 universities inChinathe central government has prioritized for research funding, discipline construction and administrative supervision. NAU is also one of the Innovation Platforms for Outstanding Disciplines listed under the National 985 Excellence Initiative Project. Moreover, a 2012 analysis of research citations by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators found NAU among the top 1% of institutions in the fields of Agricultural Science, Plant & Animal Science and Environment/Ecology. 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 inChina. 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. The main campus of the university is situated in Weigang, in the picturesque eastern part of Nanjing near the UNESCO World Heritage Ming Imperial Tombs and the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. NAU also has three satellite campuses: the Puzhen campus is home to the College of Engineering, the Zhujiang campus is NAU’s experimental farm, and the Baima campus is part of the National High-Tech Agricultural Valley. The NAU libraries collection holds over two million volumes and more than 10,000 international periodicals. Building on its century-long history, Nanjing Agricultural University is today pursuing a strategy of developing into a world-class agricultural university. NAU is committed to a blueprint of promoting leading-edge academics, cultivating innovative and entrepreneurial talents, and emerging as a regional hub for international academic exchange and cooperation.
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