CAU has successfully established international cooperation programs with more than 20 countries.China Agricultural University (CAU), is directly subordinated to the Ministry of Education and a Key National University entering the State 985 Program and the State 211 Program. CAU has developed itself as a comprehensive university with agriculture as its distinguished feature and advantage. It covers a wide range of disciplines on a complementary basis, such as agriculture and life science, resources and environment, information and computer science, agricultural engineering and automation science, economic management and social sciences, etc. Currently, CAU is composed of 13 colleges within the nine categories of agronomy, engineering, science, economics, law, literature, medicine and philosophy. In addition, CAU also has a Graduate School and a School of Continuing Education. In the educational sector, CAU owns 19 Key State Disciplines, 15 Key Ministerial Disciplines and ten Post-Doctor Working Stations. A number of key labs were also established in CAU including three Key State Labs, 22 Key Ministerial Labs, four State Research Centers, ten Ministerial Research Centers and five Innovative Research Teams. CAU is proud of having a strong and highly qualified faculty team with 1,398 members in total. Among whom, there are five Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and five Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 351 professors, 598 associate professors, nine specially-invited professors, two guest professors, 25 young faculty members supported by the State Science Foundation for Outstanding Young Professionals and 39 faculty members financed by the Ministry of Education Program for New Century Excellent Professionals. CAU also invited a number of world-known scholars including Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug as CAU Honorable Professors and Guest Professors. CAU has so far established a complete and harmonized system for B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD education. CAU has always paid great attention to improve educational quality, actively promote educational reform and initiate new patterns for high-quality and innovative educational practice. CAU today has 15,891 undergraduate students enrolled, 3,355 and 2,065 postgraduate students registered for MSc and PhD degrees, respectively. The CAU Postgraduate Working Station has 95 post-doctorial researchers. In addition, CAU also has 2,262 and 139 postgraduate students working on MSc and PhD degrees in specialized fields, respectively. The number of students registered in the School of Continuing Education and those for distance education reaches 35,093. CAU has constructed itself as a research-oriented institute in order to better serve the country and the world by using its rich and highly qualified personnel resources. Attention has been paid to fundamental researches with focus on high-technologies in the fields of agriculture and biology aiming at applied prospects significant to national economic development. In year 2005 alone, CAU was awarded three times for State Prize and 25 times for Ministerial Prize. CAU has always attached great importance to initiate international programs and activities on exchange and cooperation with foreign countries in order to continue its open policy, to speed up the pace of CAU's internationalization and to promote CAU's reputation worldwide. CAU has successfully established international cooperation programs with more than 20 countries and regions and signed reciprocal agreements with more than 60 world famous universities. Hundreds of foreign scientists and specialists are invited to give lectures and exchange research progress. CAU has well established the following institutions to satisfy the needs in the field of international education and cooperative research: Sino-German Center for Integrated Agricultural Development, China-Japan Training Center for Farm Machinery Maintenance and Chinese-Israeli International Center for Research and Training in Agriculture, China- Japan Research Center for Agriculture and Livestock Management. A diversified and colorful campus life attracts all the students with active participation of faculty and staff members. CAU has more than 70 students' associations/teams covering a wide range of cultural and social activities, such as politics, economics, culture, science and technology, theory, practice and volunteers. CAU students actively participate in science and technology innovative activities.
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