College of Life Sciences
Date:2020-06-09 Page Views: 78

The college of life sciences at ShandongAgriculturalUniversity was founded in 1998. Currently, there are 5 departments including Botany, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology,and Biotechnology. The National Key Laboratory of Crop Biology, the StateCenter for Teaching Experiments of Agricultural Biology and the ProvincialCenter for Teaching Experiments of Biotechnology and Bioengineering are affiliated with the college.

Right now the college has 120 faculty and staff members, including 43 professors and 45 associate professors. Its faculty includes chief scientists of the National Key Basic Research Project, National Distinguished Young Scientist awardees, Taishan Scholars and distinguished professors with various honors. Besides, there are several national research teams and teaching teams at the college.

 For undergraduate education, we have three majors including Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Biological Sciences, among which the program of Biotechnology is featured at the national level. About 400 students are enrolled annually in the college. Our graduate programs have a reputation for producing professionals and researchers who have a major impact in China. Five programs including Botany, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Cell Biology offer both doctoral and master’s degrees, in which about 180 graduate students are enrolled annually. In addition, postdoctoral positions in Biology are opened for application at anytime.

Since 2016, the discipline of plant and animal sciences in the college has been rated at the first-class and obtained a 50 million RMB funding supported by the government of Shandong Province. Over 60 research projects were funded by National Key Basic Research Project, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Transgenic Plants Special Research Project, Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation for major basic research projects and Biological Companies.

Our college also established cooperative research centers with many large and medium-size enterprises in the country, as well as research collaborations with multiple universities and institutions from the US, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, Slovakia, etc.

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(Updated in December 2019)