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China Agricultural University

History

As the oldest agricultural higher education institution in China, CAU’s history can be dated back to October 1905, when the College of Agriculture was founded by the Qing Dynasty in the Jing Shi Da Xue Tang (the former Imperial University of Peking and the present Peking University).

Education

As the leading institution of higher learning and research in the field of agriculture in China, CAU consists of 14 colleges and 60 departments. CAU’s faculty includes six academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and six academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 526 professors and 755 associate professors. The total enrollment is approximately 20,000 students, including 13,000 undergraduates and 6,700 post-graduates.

Research

CAU faculty and staff participate in more than 400 overseas visits per year for research, training and conference. More than 200 CAU students are studying abroad this year. The number and enthusiasm of students for study overseas has been increasing.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
484 50
2024
534 57
2023
591
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
201
2022
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
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2024
-
2023
332
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Office of International Relations is a window responsible for the opening up and the internationalization progress of China Agricultural University. The Office has been playing an important role in managing and serving jobs for scholarship students, self-supporting students, short-term exchange students and continuing education students.

Students with living or study problems can consult the Office of International Relations for help.

Campus life

CAU owns a total campus area of 157 hectares, of which constructed area is over 1.22 million square meters.

A number of big buildings were completed for use in 2007: Life Science Building, College of Engineering Building, College of Information and Electrical Engineering Building, Student Dorm No. 2 and some staff apartment buildings. A brand new Olympic Games Wrestling Gymnasium located in CAU campus was ready in mid-2007 and it successfully served Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. A brand new building for animal science and veterinary medicine was also opened early in 2012. CAU’s overall appearance has been remarkably updated in the first twelve years of the 21st Century.

Beijing, Beijing, China

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