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Located in the former Chinese capital, Nanjing Agricultural University is one of China’s leading research centres for agricultural, plant, animal science and environmental sciences.
Within these fields and many other agricultural specialisms, Nanjing Agricultural University offers 60 bachelor’s programs, 106 master’s programs, and 65 doctoral programs.
Nanjing Agricultural University was established in 1952, although its legacy goes back to Sanjiang Teachers College, opened in 1902. This college merged with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Nanking and several departments from Zhejiang University to form the current Nanjing Agricultural University.
The university has specialist facilities for research in crop genetics, information technology in agriculture and organic fertilisers, among other fields.
International cooperation has been a focus of the university since it ran a successful crop production project with Cornell University in 1925. It has ties to over 150 universities and research centres around the globe and takes part in a number of European Union and United Nations programmes.
The university has a main campus and three satellites campuses, one of which houses the College of Engineering, one experimental farming campus, and one high tech agricultural valley.
Nanjing, as the ancient capital of China’s Ming Dynasty, is home to many of the country’s most famous cultural and architectural icons. The main university campus is near to the Ming Imperial Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum. The surrounding Yangtze River Delta makes for scenic landscape and fertile soil, the perfect spot for an agricultural school.