Located in Wuhan, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is a national key university of "Project 211" directly under the Ministry of Education with a history of more than 110 years.
Covering an area of 495 hectares, the campus contains well-spaced teaching blocks and lab buildings and is surrounded on three sides by clear lakes and backed by green hills, making it an ideal place for teaching and research. HZAU consists of 18 colleges and departments, with more than 2600 faculty and staff and over 25,000 students. Featuring life sciences and giving prominence to agricultural disciplines, HZAU has achieved coordinated development of multi-disciplines of agriculture, science, engineering, humanities, law, economics, management, and etc. Significant achievement has been obtained in the fields of modern biotechnology, hybrid rapeseeds, green super rice, lean swine, animal vaccines, high-quality citrus and etc.
In recent years, the annual initial employment rate of college graduates of HZAU has been maintained around 94%. HZAU has produced notable alumni, including academicians of the two Academies, senior government officials, well-known entrepreneurs andthe role models of college students like Xu Benyu, who received Touching China Awards.
At present, we are striving for creating a research university with the distinctive characteristics, overall strength ranking top in China and dominant disciplines reaching international advanced level in 2018, which marks the 120th anniversary of HZAU.