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       Shenyang Agricultural University (SYAU),under the administration of both national and local governments, is one of leading agricultural universities in China. Prof. Liu Guanglin serves as the Chairman of the University Council. Prof. Chen Qijun is the President of SYAU.
       Situated at the central area of the joining belt linking Shenyang City and Fushun City, adjacent to the south side of Shenyang Tianzhu Mountain and the world cultural heritage---Qing Dynasty’s Fuling Tomb ---and with Shenyang Hunhe River to its south, SYAU covers an area of around 683 hectares surrounded with tranquil neighborhood, beautiful scenery and profound ecological and cultural environment and makes an ideal place for teaching, learning and research.
        As a major participant in the national project of Building and Strengthening Basic Capacity for Universities in Central and Western Regions of China, one of China’s first batch of demonstration universities to set up a research institute for new rural areas development and one of China’s first group of demonstration universities to push forward the reform on talent cultivation in agriculture and forestry with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Forestry Bureau, SYAU attaches equal importance to teaching and research and has made itself a teaching and research university integrating multiple disciplines of agriculture, science, engineering, economics, management and law with agricultural and life sciences as its characteristic specialties.
       With a sound and complete system for agricultural education and research, currently, SYAU has 6 post-doctor research programs, 75 doctoral programs, 116 master's programs, and 58 undergraduate programs, covering 3 national key disciplines, 3 MOA key disciplines, 6 provincially higher education first-class characteristic disciplines, 22 provincially key disciplines. All the programs come from 16 SYAU colleges and 4 teaching faculties.
        To ensure a better environment that enables quality education and research at SYAU, SYAU campus as well as infrastructure has been greatly optimized with pride since 2012, with 17 newly-built functional buildings covering an area of 200,000 square meters and well-equipped world-class teaching and research bases put into use. New outside-campus teaching and research demonstration centers covering an area of 43 hectares in Haicheng, Liaozhong and Zhangwu have been in completion and they have enormously enlarged the development space for SYAU, providing further support and guarantee for developing high-level teaching and research activities, .
        "United, Diligent, Truth-seeking, and Innovative”, SYAU faculties, staff and students have always been working hard to honor the inspiring motto. In the new area, SYAU is sparing no efforts to break a new ground for improving its inner capacity, prioritizing talent cultivation, subjects building , research and extension as a leading agricultural university.  
        SYAU’s history of teaching can be traced back to more than a century ago, when the agricultural education began to boost in China.
        In 1906, the Qing Dynasty set up the provincial Mukden Agricultural Institute, which later went through some historical periods and had several names including Mukden Agricultural College, Agricultural College of Northeastern University and Shenyang Agricultural College.   
        In 1952, the nation-wide rearrangement and reform of institutions for higher education in China renamed a new Shenyang Agricultural College after the original one amalgamated with College of Agricultural Sciences of Fudan University.
        In October, 1979, the State Council ratified Shenyang Agricultural College as a leading college under the administration of the Ministry of Agriculture.
       In 1981, Shenyang Agricultural College began, with approval of the State Council to offer Master’s and Doctor degrees.
        In October, 1985, Shenyang Agricultural College was changed to the name of Shenyang Agricultural University (SYAU) with the permission from the Ministry of Agriculture. Mr. Deng Xiaoping, former leader of P.R.China dedicated his handwriting for the official logo name of Shenyang Agricultural University.
        Since 2000, SYAU has become a leading agricultural university under the administration of both national and local governments.  
        With 257 professors having been awarded the government allowance by the State Council, SYAU now has 1,568 faculties and staff including 1077 full-time teaching staff, of whom there are 216 professors, 430 associate professors, 120 PhD student advisors, and 554 master’s candidate supervisors. Possessing 2 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 invited academy members, 2 winners of China Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, 1 winner of China Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 1 National Changjiang Scholar guest professor, 2 National “Qianren Program” invited professors, 3 listed professors in the first two levels of National “Baiqianwan Talent Program”, 2 listed professors in the National level of “New Century Baiqianwan Talent Program”, 1 listed professor in the National “Baiqianwan Talent Program”, 4 winners of the MOE Excellent Talent Support Program, 3 members of the State Council Discipline Evaluation and Deliberation Committee, 1 listed research team in MOE Innovation Program, 1 listed research team in MOA Outstanding Talent and Innovation Program, 2 listed professor in MOA “Shennong Program”, 1 listed professor in Liaoning Provincial Academy Member Candidate Program, 5 Liaoning Pandeng scholars, 16 specially-invited professors, 5 members of Liaoning Provincial Discipline Evaluation and Deliberation Committee and 1 title for National Outstanding Teacher and 14 titles of Liaoning Provincial Outstanding Teacher, SYAU has forged a reasonable teaching team with a optimal age structure and diversity of specialties. SYAU is equipped with the capacities and advantages needed for exploring and developing and the emerging, cutting-edge and interdisciplinary subjects.
        SYAU has been all the way putting priority on improving the quality of cultivating talents, attaching importance to teaching and research reform and paying efforts in developing all-around ability and innovative spirits out of students. Since its official establishment, SYAU has produced over 110,000 graduates who have contributed their talent to the building and progress of China’s social and economic development, enjoying widely a credited reputation.
Presently, the on-campus students amount to 21,232, consisting of 690 doctoral students, 2,808 postgraduate students and 13,340 undergraduate students, 212 international students, 729 part-time professional master’s candidates,and 3453 students for continuing education .
Teaching &Research
        SYAU’s teaching and research capacity has been well recognized across the sector. 82 scientific research institutes of national and provincial levels, including national engineering laboratories and institutes for new rural areas development research approved of by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education, 19 comprehensive laboratories and experiments teaching centers and 174 practical training bases and fields within and outside of the campus add up to the capacity of teaching and research at SYAU.  
        In recent years, SYAU’s development and progress against its priorities and commitments in education and research have been scrutinized with recognition from the sector. 10 national and provincial awards for outstanding teams of teaching-staff, 5 national awards for characteristic and comprehensive reform demonstration degree programs, 2 awarded national projects for reform demonstration on talent education and cultivation in agriculture and forestry, covering 8 degree programs, 34 provincial selected characteristic demonstration degree programs for academic transformation development, 17 national and provincial awards for excellent resource-sharing courses, 2 national awards for excellent on-line courses, 21 provincial awards for excellent courses, 2 national awards for video courses, 4 national-level agricultural teaching and research cooperative talent cultivation bases that have been selected as the first group of such bases, 2 university student extra curriculum practical education bases, 11 national-level and provincial-level demonstration centers for experiments teaching, 13 demonstration centers for university student practical education, all have made SYAU a satisfactory institution to study and do research work with. 
        Over the last decades, SYAU faculties and staff have undertaken more than 5,000 research projects of national, provincial and municipal levels. 198 of them have received national, provincial or municipal awards. 70% of research achievements have been widely extended to and applied in the agricultural production, generating great economic profits. A scientific and technological demonstration and extension network has been set up composed of demonstration bases settled in 24 towns in 10 cities across Liaoning Province, to popularize scientific knowledge and technological expertise and 46 SYAU technological personnel have been appointed full-time or part-time technological officers or counselors in those towns, counties, devoting efforts to developing agriculture through science and education.
International Exchange &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.
 Community Recognition    
         SYAU 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. A SYAU Speed has been created and the optimal atmosphere of respecting knowledge, respecting talents and respecting science has been well received by the community. A raft of titles of honor have been awarded to SYAU for its wide community recognition, including “National Civilized Unit”, “Provincial Civilized Unit”, “Top 50 Model Universities for Employment of Graduates”, “Model Staff Union in National Education, Science, Culture and Health System”, “National Unit of Excellence for Work of Degree and Postgraduate Education Information”, “National May 1st Labor Certificate”, “Model School for Campus Culture Building in Liaoning Province”, “Model Campus of Liaoning Province” and etc..
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