International Exchange and Cooperation Division, Hunan Agricultural University



Agriculture, Food and Rural Development




01 - No Poverty, 02 - Zero Hunger, 04 - Quality Education, 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Organization Type

Academia / Think Tank




The history of Hunan Agricultural University (HUNAU) can be traced back to Xiuye Academy on October 8, 1903. Now, HUNAU, a key provincial university under the co-construction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Hunan Provincial People’s Government, is the pioneering construction unit of the National “2011” Collaborative Innovation Center and one of the first national research institutes of new rural development. 

HUNAU has 1,371 full-time teachers; two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, four academicians belong to both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, two academicians of American Academy of Sciences, 827 experts with senior professional titles, and 310 doctoral supervisors. Among the teachers, there are 81 talented experts who are “young or middle-aged experts” with outstanding contributions at national level or outstanding professional talents at national level, or recipients of special allowance from the State Council, etc. There are 322 honorable teachers, including professors of “Furong Scholars” Program, province-level teacher masters, Hunan Province outstanding teachers, etc. There are two scientific and technological innovation team of the Ministry of Education, three outstanding scientific research talents and their innovative teams of the Ministry of Agriculture, six province-level innovation teams, two national teaching teams, six province-level outstanding teaching teams. 

As one of the earliest colleges that hold the Sino-foreign Educational Cooperation Programs in Hunan Province, HUNAU has established close ties with over 40 universities and international institutions in more than 20 countries, including Ohio State University (in the U.S.A) Greenwich University (in the U.K), and Kagoshima University (in Japan). 

Looking forward to the future, by adhering to HUNAU motto of “Sincerity, Sedulity, Practicality, and Creativity”, HUNAU will abide by the philosophy of viewing “quality as the cornerstone to establish HUNAU, academics as the root to thrive HUNAU, and talents as the key to strengthen HUNAU.”, to fully display the characteristics of “the integration of industry, teaching and research”. As a university of over 100 years, HUNAU is making unremitting efforts to improve the quality, aiming to be a first-class agricultural university in China, as well as a high-level teaching-research-oriented university with distinctive characteristics and prominent advantages. 

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