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                      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.

                      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 14 colleges, 1 postgraduate faculty at provincial level, 5 research institutes and several research centers. The university possesses 2 national key disciplines, 16 ministerial and provincial key disciplines, 16 ministerial and provincial key laboratories,2 engineering centers of the State Educational Department, 2 Changjiang Scholar Invention Group of the State Education Ministry. 3 post-doctoral programs of first level disciplinary, 29 disciplines with the power to award doctoral degrees, 64 specialized disciplines for masters and 64 for undergraduates. The number of enrolled full-time students at campus now is over 27,000. And there are 1,800 members of the staff, 1,400 of which are teachers and researchers,530 professors and associate professors, 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 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, 7 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, 4 renowned teacher at provincial level, 50 provincial academic and technical supervisors, 26 excellent provincial experts awarded for their outstanding contribution, and 112 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 the United States, Canada, Germany, Holland, Russia, Thailand and Japan, etc. It covers an area of over 4,500 mu (300 ha.) and the university library owns a collection over 2,000,000 volumes. 




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