Sichuan Agricultural University

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Sichuan Agricultural University
Logo of Sichuan Agricultural University.png
Type Project 211、plant 111 、plant 2011
Established 1906
Chairman Youliang Zheng
Students 40 thousand
Location Ya'an, Sichuan, China
Campus Ya'an Campus, Chengdu Campus, Dujiangya Campus

Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU) is a university located in Ya'an city, Sichuan province, China, and part of the “Project 211”, specialized in biotechnology and agricultural sciences, as well as offering degrees in physical science, engineering, economics, management, veterinary medicine, liberal arts, pedagogy and law.


The institution was founded in 1906 as Sichuan Tong Sheng Agricultural School. It is the first public agricultural college in Sichuan Province. In 1935, it became a component of National Sichuan University. In 1956 it moved from Chengdu to Ya'an, where Sichuan Agricultural College was founded as an independent institution in 1956. In 1985 it was renamed as Sichuan Agricultural University.

Nowadays, Sichuan Agricultural University (SICAU) has three campuses, respectively located in Chengdu city, Ya'an city, and Dujiangyan city. SICAU belongs to the 211 State Key University Group in China. The group member universities was officially selected by Chinese Central Government for priority funding as these universities were evaluated to rank in the top 100 in China for their distinguished achievements in research and education.

Basic Profile[edit]

The building is one of the main research building of SAU in Chengdu Campus.


With a total area of 4,500 mu (300 ha.) and an educational population of about 40,000, SAU consists of three branches, i.e. the base campus in Ya’an city, the Dujiangyan campus in Dujiangyan city and the Wenjiang campus in Chengdu.[1]

Ya'an Campus is the main campus of Sichuan Agricultural University, which covers an area equivalent to almost a quarter of the downtown of Ya'an City. Most colleges, undergraduate and graduate programs are organized here.

Dujiangyan Campus(Sichuan Forestry College for the original) mainly include some generally and specialist undergraduate education.

Chengdu Campus located in Wenjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, which covers an area of 600 acres.

Scientific Research Strength[edit]

The university governs 18 colleges, 10 research institutes and centers. The university possesses 7 stations for post-doctoral research, 40 disciplines with the power to award doctoral degrees, 86 specialized disciplines for masters and 74 for undergraduates. At present SICAU has got 760 senior tutors for doctorate and master students. Among the 760 are 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 national outstanding senior experts, one awardee of the “National Scientific Fund for Outstanding Young Fellows”, 7 national middle-aged and young experts awarded for their outstanding contribution to the country, 9 academic candidates of the national “Bai-Qian-Wan Talents Project” (100-1000-10,000 Talents Project) and one renowned teacher at the state level.[1]


  • Ya'an Campus
    • College of Science
    • College of Life Science
    • College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
    • College of Food Science
    • College of Information Engineering
    • College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering
    • College of Marxism
    • College of Literature and Law
    • College of Arts and Sports
    • College of Distance and Continuing Education
    Dujiangyan Campus
    • College of Architecture and Urban-Rural Planning
    • College of Civil Engineering
    • College of Tourism
    • Business School
    Chengdu Campus
    • College of Agronomy
    • College of Animal Science and Technology
    • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • College of Forestry
    • College of Horticulture
    • College of Resources
    • College of Marxism
    • College of Environmental Sciences
    • College of Economics
    • College of Landscape Architecture
    • Rice Research Institute
    • Triticeae Research Institute
    • Maize Research Institute
    • Animal Nutrition Institute


  1. ^ a b "Brief Introduction of Sichuan Agricultural University". Official website of SAU (EN). Sichuan Agricultural University. 

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