The NAU Graduate School was established in 2000 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, one of the first group of 56 universities with graduate schools out of more than 2,000 universities in China. Since 1979, NAU has enrolled and trained more than 26,000 graduate students, including 5000 PhD students. The number of graduate students currently stands at 7,660, including 1,630 PhD students.
With the support of the China Scholarship Council, the NAU Graduate School has developed joint training programs with leading universities in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. From 2000-2013, 12 PhD theses from NAU were honored with the National Excellent PhD Thesis Award.
NAU has the following 14 National Key Disciplines, nine of which rank top five in China according to the latest overall evaluation on national key disciplines in 2009 carried out by the Development Center of Degree and Graduate Education of the Ministry of Education.
Agricultural Economics & Management
Agricultural Entomology & Pest Control
Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Crop Cultivation & Farming
Crop Genetics & Breeding
Land Resources & Management
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Theoretical Veterinary Medicine