4 NAU English-instructing Courses Selected as Provincial-level Excellent Courses, 2014
October 16,2014

Recently, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education released the results of excellent English-instructing courses evaluation. After experts review and discussion, totally 47 courses from 22 universities of Jiangsu province were named as excellent courses, covering a wide range of disciplines, including agriculture, medicine, engineering, architecture, economics, etc. Four courses recommended by NAU were proud to be selected into the list. They are "Organic Fertilizer and Soil Microorganisms" by professor Shen Qirong (College of Resources and Environmental Science), "Advanced Ecology" by professor Hu Shuijin (College of Resources and Environmental Science), "Remote Sensing Principle and Technology in Agriculture" by professor Cheng Tao (College of Agriculture), and "Advanced Microeconomics" by associate professor Sun Dingqiang (College of Economics and Management). According to statistics, NAU ranks the 2nd in the number of excellent courses in this selection after Jiangsu University.

Construction of Excellent English-instructing Courses is an important measure for implementing the “Medium and Long Term Plan for Jiangsu EducationalReform and Development (2010-2020)” and the “Overseas Study Scheme in Jiangsu” to further improve the quality of International Education in Jiangsu Province. NAU winning a high ranking in this course evaluationreflected the great achievements on its internationalization. Starting from 2010, College of International Education began to launch the first stage of English-instructing courses construction by self-funding, 21 courses were established at the first stage. Among them, “Advanced Plant Nutrition” by Professor Xu Guohua was successfully selected by Chinese Ministry of Education as the first batch of national-level excellent English-instructing courses last year.

As an important mission of NAU international initiative 2014, the Graduate School and College of International Education jointly organized the second stage of constructing English-instructing courses, and 30 more courses will be established belonging to five department modules: Plant Science, Animal Science, Biology and Environment, Food and Engineering, Humanities and Social Science.