Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), located in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei Province, is a national key university. Starting life as the Hupeh Agricultural College founded in 1898 by Zhang Zhidong, the viceroy of Hubei and Hunan in the Qing dynasty, HZAU is a leading light for higher education in agriculture. These days, as a research university focused on agricultural and life sciences, HZAU has a balanced range of disciplines. Dedicated to higher education, research and social service, HZAU seeks to meet sustainable development goals with advanced agricultural research and technologies. Here, Deng Xiuxin, HZAU’s president, outlines its vision.
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Planting the seeds for future growth: 120 year anniversary of Huazhong Agricultural University
Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), with roots in the Hupeh Agricultural College founded in 1898, is one of China’s oldest schools of modern agriculture. Located in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei Province, this national key university has been leading the field for 120 years. Today, having developed distinctive disciplinary strengths in biology, horticulture/crop science, animal science, veterinary medicine, and agricultural/forestry economic management, HZAU seeks to meet sustainable development goals with advanced agricultural research and technologies. It is striving to become a world-renowned, research-intensive university with first-class disciplinary programmes and unique strengths.
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Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is one of China’s oldest schools of modern agriculture. With roots in the Hupeh Agricultural College, founded in 1898, it marked the beginning of China’s forays into higher education in agriculture and has been a leader in the field for 120 years.
Reaping the benefits of HZAU’s agricultural expertise
The animal science programme at Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), started in 1898 and was the first national education platform on animal husbandry. It now encompasses genetics and breeding, nutrition and feed science, production and husbandry engineering, as well as the rearing of animals specifically for commercial use. In its 120 years of development, the programme has been integral to China’s animal production industry, innovating technologies to respond to international challenges.
The challenge of ensuring food security for China’s growing population comes with the responsibility of caring with the environment at the same time. The vast increases in crop production made possible through the work of Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) horticulturists and crop researchers will be essential to feeding China’s population.