📖 Introduction

Shanxi Agricultural University (SAU) is a public university located in Jinzhong, Shanxi, China. Established in 1907, SAU has a rich history and a strong focus on agricultural education and research. As a comprehensive agricultural university, SAU is committed to promoting advancements in agriculture, rural development, and related fields.

The university's mission includes providing high-quality education in agriculture, agronomy, engineering, and other disciplines related to rural development. SAU places a significant emphasis on research and innovation, contributing to the sustainable development of agriculture and the enhancement of rural communities. While specific world university rankings may vary, SAU is recognized for its contributions to agricultural science and its role in training professionals who play pivotal roles in addressing agricultural challenges. The university's commitment to the agricultural sector makes it a notable institution in the field of agricultural education and research in China.

🏫 About Shanxi Agricultural University (SXAU)

Shanxi Agricultural University (Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences) is a famous higher agricultural institution in my country, an excellent university for undergraduate teaching evaluation by the Ministry of Education, a university jointly established by the Shanxi Provincial Government and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the first batch of national demonstration universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform, and the foundation of the central and western regions of the country. Capacity building was selected for colleges and universities. The current party secretary Liao Yuncheng and the president (dean) Zhang Qiang. Continuing a century of success, development and innovation. Shanxi Agricultural University was founded as a private Mingxian School founded by Kong Xiangxi in 1907, and later developed into a private Mingxian Agricultural and Industrial College and a private Mingxian College; in 1951, it was changed from private to public, and Shanxi Agricultural College was established; It has become one of the 99 key universities in the country at the beginning of the reform and opening up. In the course of more than 100 years of development, a large number of outstanding talents have emerged from the school, including revolutionary heroes such as Zhang Weichen, the earliest Communist Party member in Jinzhong; leading cadres at all levels such as Tan Shaowen and Zheng Shekui; Zheng Zhemin, Zhuang Wenying, Gao Fu and other seven academicians, Wang Shou, Zhang Longzhi, Xu Jintang and other famous professors and experts; there are also tens of thousands of grassroots cadres and agricultural technicians who have taken root in the grassroots and served the "three rural". Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences is the main force of Shanxi's agricultural scientific research and an important force of agricultural technology extension services. Since the establishment of the institute, a group of agricultural scientists represented by Niu Tiantang and Chen Ying have successively bred Jinza No. 5, the first high-yield dwarf sorghum hybrid in China, Jinmian No. Jin Castor No. 2, the first castor three-line hybrid, as well as new varieties such as Jingu No. 21, Jinmai No. 47, Zaoqing Generation Zucchini, Yulu Xiangli, etc. contribute. In October 2019, the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, focusing on the overall situation of the reform and development of higher education and agricultural scientific research in Shanxi Province, decided to reform the joint office of Shanxi Agricultural University and Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences to establish a new Shanxi Agricultural University. Since the reform of the joint office, the school has implemented a package of major reform measures such as "college-run schools" and "major-ministerial system", integrated resources, optimized layout, and took a new step in reform and development. The disciplines are complete, with distinct characteristics and advantages. The school (academy) currently has two campuses, Taigu Campus and Taiyuan Longcheng Campus, as well as research institutions all over the province, including 21 teaching units and 17 directly affiliated research institutes (centers). At present, there are 8 post-doctoral research stations, 9 first-level disciplines authorized by doctoral degree, and 1 professional doctoral degree authorized category; 14 first-level disciplines authorized by master's degree, and 7 professional master's degree authorized categories. The disciplines and majors cover 8 categories such as agriculture, science, engineering, economics, management, literature, law, and art, and there are 71 undergraduate majors. A discipline system with agricultural science as the core, two-way extension to upstream biological disciplines and downstream food disciplines, and other related disciplines as the support has been initially constructed. At present, there is 1 national key (cultivation) discipline of animal genetics, breeding and reproduction, and 9 provincial-level key disciplines including agricultural engineering, crop science, horticulture, agricultural resources and environment, plant protection, animal husbandry, veterinary science, forestry, and herbology. . The two disciplines of botany and zoology and agricultural science entered the top 1% of ESI in the world. A collection of experts and famous teachers, the teachers are strong. The school (academy) adheres to the strategy of "putting talents first and strengthening the school with talents", which provides strong talent support for reform and development. There are 4,413 teachers, researchers and employees, including 446 senior professional and technical personnel, 1,084 deputy senior professional and technical personnel, 118 doctoral tutors, and 734 master tutors. At present, there are 1 academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, 1 distinguished professor of "Changjiang Scholars", 2 winners of the "National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars", 4 national candidates for the Hundred Thousand Talents Project, and the Ministry of Education "New Century Excellent Talents Support" There are 3 people selected for the “Plan”, 1 member of the Disciplinary Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 9 experts with outstanding contributions from the state, 83 people enjoying special government allowances, 16 scientists working in the national modern agricultural industry technology system, and outstanding talents in agricultural scientific research of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. 2 people, 7 "Young Sanjin Scholars", 8 provincial top young talents, 63 provincial academic and technical leaders, and 6 provincial scientific and technological heroes. There are 1 national-level teaching teacher, 3 national outstanding teachers, 11 members of the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, 1 national forestry and grassland teaching teacher, and 29 provincial-level teaching teachers. Adhere to Lide and cultivate people, and all kinds of talents emerge in large numbers. The school (academy) currently has more than 26,000 students, including 23,404 undergraduates and 2,990 master and doctoral students. There are 1 Huang Danian-style teacher team in national colleges and universities, 1 national teaching team, 12 national first-class undergraduate major construction sites, 5 national characteristic specialty construction sites, 2 national quality courses, and 1 national quality resource sharing course. There are 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers and 1 national off-campus practice education base for college students. Since the establishment of the school, it has trained more than 150,000 talents of various types, all over the country, from all walks of life, and has made important contributions to the economic and social development of Shanxi and even the whole country. In recent years, the school has vigorously promoted the reform of education and teaching, and has successively won 2 second prizes for national teaching achievements, more than 100 teaching achievement awards at the provincial and ministerial level and above, and won 224 provincial and ministerial-level and above awards in competitions such as the "Challenge Cup". Project, set up undergraduate and postgraduate overall training experimental class, excellent agricultural and forestry talent experimental class, innovation and entrepreneurship pioneer class, and a group of outstanding students, represented by Jiang Libin, the first "Chinese University Student of the Year" in the province, emerged. The school (academy) actively promotes foreign cooperation and exchanges, and has a history of more than 100 years of cooperation with Oberlin University in the United States; it has established cooperative relations with more than 100 universities in the United States, Britain, Australia, Russia, Thailand and other countries and regions; and Well-known universities such as the University of California, Davis, Massey University in New Zealand, and Auckland University of Technology carry out joint training programs; students from Nepal, Iran, Pakistan and other countries come to the school to study for degrees. Innovation drives development, and scientific research results are fruitful. The school firmly establishes the development concept of "innovation first", creates a first-class innovation ecology, and enhances the ability of scientific and technological innovation. At present, relying on the school (institution) to build the National Sorghum Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance, Shanxi Jinzhong (Taigu) National Science and Technology Commissioner Entrepreneurship Training Base, Shanxi Province Edible Fungus Industry National Science and Technology Commissioner Entrepreneurship Chain, Eastern Loess Plateau Dry Farming Festival National and local joint engineering laboratory for water technology, national and local joint engineering research center for degraded soil improvement and new fertilizer research and development, national and local joint engineering research center for horticultural plant detoxification and breeding technology, high-quality and efficient production of characteristic crops on the Loess Plateau There are 7 national-level platforms such as the Center, and 130 provincial and ministerial-level platforms such as the National Functional Cereals Technology Innovation Center, the Shanxi Provincial Key Laboratory, and the "1331 Project" innovation platform. There are 24 scientific and technological innovation teams in the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Shanxi Province. Since the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan", it has won 2 second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 8 provincial and ministerial first prizes, and 39 second prizes; 39 varieties of national examination (identification) and provincial examination (recognition) have been obtained. There are 252 designated varieties, 2 national standards, 339 local standards, and 53 national new plant variety rights. Hosted 8 professional journals including "Journal of Shanxi Agricultural University (Natural Science Edition)". Leading by scientific and technological demonstration, serving the construction of agricultural valleys. Since the implementation of Shanxi's "Nonggu" strategy, the school (academy) has made use of its own academic advantages, talent advantages, and scientific research advantages to establish and complete scientific research platforms such as "three institutes and five centers", bringing together a group of high-end talents in the field of functional agriculture (food), focusing on Major scientific research projects in the fields of organic dry farming and functional agriculture (food) have formed a number of iconic and innovative scientific research achievements. In 2019, the Jinzhong National Agricultural High Zone was approved for construction. The school (academy) further integrated the resources of the institutes, innovated the integration mechanism, and actively served the Jinzhong National Agricultural High Zone (Shanxi Nonggu) to become a first-class modern agricultural innovation highland and industrial highland in China. , open highland, talent highland and rural reform pioneer area. The school (academy) adheres to the concept of "writing papers in the fields and spreading science and technology to the land of Sanjin", and provides technology promotion services to 11 cities and more than 90 counties and districts. In recent years, nearly 200 scientific and technological service teams have been active in the first line of agricultural production in the province, promoting more than 400 new varieties, integrating 521 high-yield and high-efficiency technologies, establishing a total of 210,000 mu of core demonstration fields and 5.6 million mu of radiation promotion. , and trained 500,000 agricultural management cadres, technicians, entrepreneurs, etc., creating direct economic benefits of more than 1.312 billion yuan. Schools (institutions) actively carry out school (institution)-county cooperation, relying on the county and village three-level trusteeship organization system to explore and promote the "H-type agricultural production trusteeship" model in Shanyin, Pingyao, Yicheng and other places, and the promotion area has reached more than 200,000 mu ; Formed leading industries with local characteristics such as Xixian Yulu Fragrant Pear, Heshun Taihang Yunniu, Yangquyi Machine Integrated Organic Dry Farming, Jingle Quinoa, Wanrong Linyi Apple, and Guangling Organic Edible Mushroom. In 2018, the "Lvliang Action to Help Tackling Deep Poverty" project was launched, forming a "city-county-college-expert-team" counterpart assistance model, focusing on edible fungi, red dates, walnuts, beekeeping, Chinese medicinal materials, small The demonstration and promotion of technologies in industries such as grains and potatoes has provided strong support for local industries to alleviate poverty. In recent years, vigorously carry out the "6+30" rural revitalization demonstration village construction action, and explore rural revitalization paths that can be replicated and promoted in different regions and different categories. The school actively integrates into the "Belt and Road" construction, and joins the "Silk Road Agricultural Education Technology Innovation Alliance", etc., the existing Madagascar cotton planting technical services and industrial base construction, Pakistan's characteristic crop new germplasm creation and dry farming technology demonstration, etc. International scientific and technological cooperation projects. Excellent school conditions, reading and learning holy places. The school has a campus area of ​​3,588 mu, a construction area of ​​1,307,500 square meters, and a total fixed asset value of 3.65 billion yuan, including a total value of 1.068 billion yuan for teaching and scientific research equipment. There are more than 2.07 million paper books and 3.42 million electronic books. The school is a national civilized campus and a national greening model unit. The "Shanxi Mingxian School Site" on the Taigu campus is a national key cultural relic protection unit. It has completely preserved the architectural complex from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China. historical data. New era, new mission, new action. The school (academy) adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, takes morality and cultivating people as the foundation, and takes strengthening and revitalizing agriculture as its own responsibility. The goal of "research and application-oriented university" is striding forward!

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