China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, China, specializes in agriculture, biology, engineering, veterinary medicine, economics, management, humanities and social sciences. It was formed in 1995 by a merger of the Beijing Agricultural University and the Beijing Agricultural Engineering University. China Agricultural University (CAU), directly subordinated to the Ministry of Education, is a Key National University entering the State 985 Program and the State 211 Program. QU Zhenyuan is the Chair of the University Council and CHEN Zhangliang is the President.
CAU has constructed itself as a research-oriented institute in order to better serve the country and the world by using its rich and highly qualified personnel resources. Attention has been paid to fundamental researches with focus on high-technologies in the fields of agriculture and biology aiming at applied prospects significant to national economic development. In year 2005 alone, CAU was awarded three times for State Prize and 25 times for Ministerial Prize.
With one-hundred years of history, CAU has developed itself as a comprehensive university with agriculture as its distinguished feature and advantage. It covers a wide range of disciplines on a complementary basis, such as agriculture and life science, resources and environment, information and computer science, agricultural engineering and automation science, economic management and social sciences, etc. Currently, CAU is composed of 13 colleges involving in nine categories of agronomy, engineering, science, economics, law, literature, medicine and philosophy. In addition, CAU also has a Graduate School and a School of Continuing Education. Speaking educational sector, CAU owns 19 Key State Disciplines, 15 Key Ministerial Disciplines and ten Post-Doctor Working Stations. A number of key labs were also established in CAU including 3 Key State Labs, 22 Key Ministerial Labs, 4 State Research Centers, ten Ministerial Research Centers and five Innovative Research Teams.
CAU is proud of having a strong and highly qualified faculty team with 1,398 members in total. Among whom, there are five (5) Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and five (5) Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 351 professors, 598 associate professors, nine (9) specially-invited professors, two (2) guest professors, 25 young faculty members supported by the State Science Foundation for Outstanding Young Professionals and 39 faculty members financed by the Ministry of Education Program for New Century Excellent Professionals. CAU also invited a number of world-known scholars including Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug as CAU Honorable Professors and Guest Professors.