Yunnan Agricultural University

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Founded in 1938, Yunnan Agricultural University, located in the spring city—Kunming, is one of the key universities of Yunnan province. With the advantage of agricultural science, YAU now has grown into a multi-disciplinary and well-rounded university characterized with distinctive feature. 


Founded in 1938, it has been 70 years since its’ establishment, the infrastructure construction of Yunnan Agricultural University has advanced by leaps and bounds. The campus covers a total area of 2156 mu including school construction area of 507,000 square meters and stuff residential area of 227 thousand square meters respectively; and gross amount of teaching and research equipment is about 161,000,000 yuan; The collections of library consisting of 1,325,700 volumes of literature, 2,600,000 electronic books. 


Currently, the university covers 20 colleges (departments) including planting, breeding, water conservancy and hydropower, agricultural engineering, agricultural economic management and parts of humanities and social sciences. The Tobacco College and Pu-Er Tea College are the unique teaching unites established to serve local industry. 


At present, there are 66 undergraduate programs, 54 Master degree programs, 1 post-doctor mobile station, and 11 Doctor conferrable spots. According to the statistics by the end of 2013, there were 18,000 students in total and more than 200 of them are oversea students. Now there is growing number of ASEAN students apply for study in YAU for the special advantages. 


The teachers’ strength is abundant that number of staff is 1581. 547 of them are high post teachers, 62 doctoral supervisors, 353 master supervisors and one academician of The Chinese Academy of Engineering. The Professional discipline platform construction has achieved remarkable success. For instance YAU has established the National Agricultural Experimental teaching demonstration Center, The National Bio-Diversity Application Engineering Research Center and The National Pu-Er Tea Authentication Center; The Bio-diversity and Pest Management Laboratory of Education Ministry of China and other 17 key laboratories at provincial level; and 9 Crop Germplasm Innovation and Sustainable Utilization key labs and research center; Yunnan Bio-diversity and Bio-technology Innovation Training Center、The Yunnan Environmental Science and Engineering Innovation Training Center and 18 graduate schools、60 Internship Training Center.


YAU pays a lot of attention to exchange and cooperation with foreign universities. So far YAU has established partnerships with 118 universities from Great Britain, the United States, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, and other 32 countries. More than 100 oversea students are in short-term program every year. In order to promote exchange program, types of scholarship for oversea students have been found.


Contact us:

The International Cooperation and Exchange Department, Yunnan Agricultural University, Black Dragon Pool, Panlong District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.

Postal Code: 650201

Telephone Number: 86-871-64841246

Fax Number: 86-871-65228303

E-mail Address: E-mail: ellie--2003@163.com

Website: http://www.ynau.edu.cn