FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1936
31550 Faculty Staff
Jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, National Forestry and Grassland Administration, and Fujian Provincial Government, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) is one of the remarkable provincial comprehensive universities. According to the U.S. News ranking, the Plant and Animal Science of FAFU globally ranked #258.
FAFU was established on the basis of the Agriculture Department of Concord College in 1936 and the Provincial Agricultural Institute in 1940. The university is among the first group of Chinese universities to grant master's degrees and the second group to grant doctoral degrees. In addition, FAFU has been rated "A" in terms of undergraduate teaching by the Ministry of Education. Currently FAFU has 50 thousand students, 5200 of whom are graduates.
In terms of disciplinary numbers, FAFU currently ranks second among the country's provincial agricultural and forestry universities, boasting 2 national and 2 ministerial key disciplinary, 12 doctoral and 27 master's programs of first-grade disciplines, and 11 post-doctoral research stations.
FAFU now has over 3100 faculty and staff members, among whom 12 are CAS and/or CAE academicians. There are also 14 members of the teaching staff who are the distinguished experts of country's "Thousand-Talent Program", 8 are the distinguished experts of Education Ministry's "Changjiang Scholars Program" and 13 people are the distinguished experts of the national "ten million talent project".
FAFU owns 124 provincial and national innovative platforms, 7 of which are national key innovative platforms. The university also ranks first in Fujian in receiving national research funding and second in receiving provincial or ministerial grants. With these supports, FAFU has been leading the country in researches in sugarcane, bee, fiber crops, bio pesticide, and cedar wood. Its research team successfully decoded the genome of the diamondback moth, the pineapple and the autopolyploid sugarcane Saccharum spontaneum L. Its JUNCAO technology has been promoted in over 100 countries, and 85 percent of China's sugarcane cultivation uses varieties developed by FAFU. The university is also leading the country in terms of bast fiber crops, sweet potato and peanut breeding. 2/3 varieties of country's bast fiber crops covering 1/2 of its planting area were bred by FAFU, and the most widely cultivated varieties of sweet potato and peanut were also bred by FAFU.
In recent years FAFU has stepped up its efforts in becoming an internationally recognized institution of higher education. It is entitled to the Chinese Government Scholarship Program, and has established the world's second Confucius Institute featuring agriculture in Durban, South Africa. The university has built friendships with over 80 universities and research institutions from more than 20 countries and regions. Together with Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia and Mount Saint Vincent University, FAFU has established five undergraduate education programs; In addition, over the years the university has welcomed a large number of overseas students from 49 countries such as the US, Canada, Sudan, and Thailand, etc., and the heads of states from Papua New Guinea, Guyana, Cambodia, and South Africa have successively visited FAFU. The Plant and Animal Science international collaboration ranked #5 around the world according to the U. S. News ranking list.
With over 320 hectares of land, FAFU now boasts 4 beautiful campuses in northern, central, and southern Fujian province (Jinshan, Nanping, University City and Anxi). It also owns some 79 hectares of general practice teaching bases and 3060 hectares of teaching forestry farms.