Shenyang Agricultural University

Why Study at Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Shenyang Agricultural University (SYAU)  is one of the key universities that are jointly built by local and central government in China. SYAU is situated at the foot of Tianzhu Mountain in Shenyang east suburb with Fuling Tomb of Qing Dynasty, the world heritage, as the neighborhood. It joins the urban area of Shenyang in the west. The University occupies a land of over ten thousand mu (around 683 hectares) surrounded with tranquil neighborhood, beautiful scenery and diverse ecological environment, which is an ideal place for agricultural teaching, learning and research. With the direction of CPC’s education guidelines and through tens of years of hard work and exploration, Shenyang Agricultural University has today turned into a teaching and research university that puts equal importance to teaching and research and has achieved coordinated development between agriculture and life science as its characteristic disciplines and other disciplines including science, engineering, economics, management and law. 

(1) History 
SYAU’s history of teaching can be traced back to more than a century ago, when the agricultural education began to grow in China. In 1906, the Qing Dynasty set up the provincial Mukden Agricultural Institute, which later went through some historical periods and had several identities including Mukden Agricultural College, Agricultural College of Northeastern University and Shenyang Agricultural College. In 1952, the national adjustment and integration of institutions for higher education in China forged a new Shenyang Agricultural College after the original one combined with Agricultural College of Fudan University. In October 1979, the state council ratified SAC as a key college attached to the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1981, the state council authorized SAC to offer Master and Doctor Degrees. In October 1985, SAC was changed to SYAU after getting permission from the Ministry of Agriculture. Deng Xiaoping dedicated the name for the university. In 2000, SYAU stepped from a university being exclusively attached to the Ministry of Agriculture to one the of China's key universities constructed by the central and local government ensemble.
(2) Discipline and programs
SYAU has established a sound and complete system for agricultural education and research. Currently, the university consists of 6 post-doctor transient stations, 54 Doctoral programs, 116 Master's programs, 57 Bachelor programs. There are 3 national key disciplines, 3 key disciplines of the Ministry of Agriculture, 6 provincial first-class featured disciplines of higher education institutions, 22 provincial key disciplines. All the programs are distributed in 15 faculties and 4 teaching departments (center or institute) The University also has 80 scientific research institutes of national and provincial levels, including national engineering laboratories, and institutes for new countryside development research authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education. 19 other laboratories and laboratory teaching centers can be found in the University. 
(3) Academic facilities and Scientific research 
Shenyang Agricultural University now possess 10 provincial experiment teaching demonstration center, 1 engineering practical education center, 8 university student practical education bases and 214 practical training bases inside and outside the campus. Since 2000, the University has undertaken more than 5,000 research projects of national, provincial and municipal levels.198 items received state, provincial or municipal awards respectively. 70% of research fruits have been widely extended and applied in the agricultural production, generating great economic profits. The University has set up a scientific and technological demonstration and extension network composed of bases settled in 24 towns in 10 cities of Liaoning Province, to spread scientific knowledge and technological expertise. SYAU has recommended successively 48 deputy magistrates or town administrators in charge of affairs of agricultural science and technologies.    
(4) Shenyang Agricultural University Achievement
SYAU also enjoys productive achievements in campus culture building and has put into shape the SYAU Spirit featuring perseverance, constant development, unfailing confidence, and the decisive factor of human efforts, establishes optimal atmosphere of respecting knowledge, respecting talents and respecting science. SYAU has been awarded lines of title of honor, including “50 Model Universities and Colleges for Employment of Graduates”, “Model Family for Staff in National Education, Science, Culture and Health System”, “Unit of Excellence for Work of National Degree and Graduate Student Education Information”, “National May 1st Labor Certificate”, “Branded School for Campus Culture Building in Liaoning Province”, “Unit of Excellence for Propaganda and Ideological Work in Liaoning Province”, “Peaceful Campus of Liaoning Province”, “Advanced CPC Party Committee in Shenyang City” and etc. SYAU has been included in the national project of Building and Strengthening Basic Capacity for Universities in Central and Western Regions of China, which provides fresh momentum for the future development of SYAU. 
(5) Communication and international cooperation
SYAU attaches great importance to the international exchange and cooperation with world-famous universities and research institutes. So far, it has established scientific exchanges or academic links with nearly 100 institutions of higher education and research institutes in over 40 countries and regions. International education college provides information and contact services for teaching, scientific research and international academic exchanges. Responsible for the planning and implementation of major foreign affairs reception activities entrusted by the superior departments; The management of foreign students, including participation in recruitment, foreign affairs and teaching management and life services; The employment, approval, foreign affairs and life management of foreign experts; Review and approval of international meetings; Liaison, examination and approval of overseas schools; As well as the passport, visa to deal with, and so on.
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