Agricultural University Of Hebei

The Hebei Agricultural University(HEBAU), founded in 1902, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the National Bureau of Forestry and the  Hebei Provincial Government respectively, is the oldest higher agricultural education implementer in China, and also the oldest institution and pioneer of higher education in Hebei. It is a participant and executor of the national “outstanding engineers training plan” and “excellent talents of agriculture and forestry training plan”.

There are 27 colleges offering 87 programs for bachelor’s degrees, 74 programs plus 7 professional programs of 20 disciplines for master’s degrees, and 34 programs of 8 disciplines for doctoral degrees, with 6 post-doctoral research stations. It has one of the most comprehensive programs of all agricultural universities nationwide, forming a multidisciplinary and coordinated education pattern with the Life Sciences as the dominant field, satisfying the economic development needs of Hebei Province. Of all the disciplines provided, there is 1 national key discipline, 2 key disciplines of the Ministry of Agriculture, 1 key discipline of the National Bureau of Forestry, 4 disciplines with strong characteristics in Hebei, and 16 key disciplines of the provincial level. There is one National Engineering Research Center for Agriculture in Northern Mountainous Areas, which is the only one at the national level out of all Hebei higher educational institutions, and 33 labs of the ministerial and provincial levels (centers and bases), as well as 18 research institutes. Its publications include the Journal of Hebei Agricultural University (editions of Natural sciences and Agricultural & forestry education respectively), Journal of Forestry and Ecological Science, etc. 

Its 5 campuses are located in the cities of Baoding, Qinhuangdao, Cangzhou and Dingzhou, covering an area of more than 1.81 million square meters in total where the building area amounts to over 1.33 million square meters. In addition, there is an over 330-hectare affiliated farm, an over 2,700-hectare affiliated forest farm and over 283 experimental bases of teaching-research-production across the province. The campuses’ libraries possess a collection of over 2.46 million volumes of books. The university’s instruments and equipment are valued at around 2518 million RMB yuan.

The teaching faculty, totaling more than 2,500, is made up of 459 professors and equivalent positions, 848 associate professors and equivalent positions, 167 doctoral supervisors and 520 master’s supervisors. The total enrollment of over 37,000 students includes more than 2,400 students for doctoral or master’s degrees.

HEBAU has been built into a multidisciplinary university, with a specialty of agronomy and forestry, covering the 8 fields of agriculture, industry, basic sciences, economics, management, literature, law and medicine. Since 1989, 8 national awards and 92 provincial awards have been won for its excellent achievements in education.     

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