Nanjing Agricultural University offers 60 bachelor degree programs, 157 master’s programs, 77 PhD programs and 13 post-doctoral research programs. NAU also offers a professional PhD degree in veterinary medicine and professional master’s degrees in veterinary medicine, agricultural extension, engineering, landscape and gardening, public administration (MPA), business administration (MBA), accounting, finance, and international business. Since 1978, NAU has trained more than 100,000 students. Current enrollment at NAU is 32,000, comprising about 17,000 undergraduates, over 8,800 graduate students, and 6,200 students enrolled in continuing education programs.
NAU has established teaching modules combining general education, professional education and extension education. Students are encouraged to take interdisciplinary elective courses. Liberal arts students, for example, are required to earn 10 credits by taking science courses, while science majors must complete 10 credits in the arts and social sciences. Senior students of exceptional ability are allowed direct enrollment in graduate programs.
NAU implemented the Program for Student Innovation through Research and Training (SRT). Each year NAU supports 400-450 SRT projects involving more than 2,000 students, making up half the students at each grade level. NAU also encourages students to participate in academic competitions and other activities promoting scientific and technological innovation. Through these programs, NAU is successfully bridging theoretical knowledge and practical application with the ultimate goal of training the innovative and creative talents in demand today.
NAU received a rating of Excellent in the last two rounds of the nationwide Undergraduate Teaching Quality Evaluation, organized by the Ministry of Education every five years.
The NAU Graduate School was established in 2000 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, one of 56 universities with graduate schools out of more than 2,000 universities and colleges in
With the support of the China Scholarship Council, the NAU Graduate School has developed joint training programs with leading universities in the
NAU has the following 14 national key disciplines, nine of which rank top five in
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