Brief Introduction

The College of International Education became an independent unit in June of 2015. It is a specialized unit responsible for education of international students, international training and exchange of students crossing borders.

In 2017, 1,083 international students of long and short terms from more than 80 countries studied at our university, among whom 88% were Masters or doctoral students. International students mainly come from countries along the way of the "One Belt and One Road" project and African region. Degree seeking students are mainly distributed in more than 50 majors, such as agriculture, animal medicine, food science and agricultural economic management. In 2017, international students published nearly 50 SCI papers as first authors. Education of international students has demonstrated a prominent feature in diversity of origin of number of countries, in all types, at high level, in stable development in scale and quality.

The College has been actively implementing the strategy of internationalization with open education to the target the goal of the "world class agricultural university". Exchange links have been established with a group of high-level overseas universities such as the University of California Davis, the USA; Chiba University, Japan; Seoul University, South Korea for all types of short and long term student exchange programs. Every year there are hundreds of students traveling overseas for exchange programs. The atmosphere of "study abroad" on campus is becoming increasingly strong, and more and more students who are interested in further study come and realize their dreams at Nanjing Agricultural University.

The College has strengthened links with Kenya, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Ukraine, Kazakhstan on the way of the “belt and road” project and on the “silk road”, taking the "Confucius Institute", the “education aid base” and the “China - Asean Education Training Center” as the platform with a focus on talents cultivation, cultural and educational exchanges and so on with local agricultural colleges and scientific research institutes. In December of 2017, the work of the Confucius Institute operated by our university was confirmed by leaders of the State Council at the National Confucius Institute Working Symposium.

In 2012, on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the founding of our University, the GCHERA World Agricultural Prize (WAP) was initiated and established to recognize outstanding contributions by scholars in the field of global agriculture and life science education. The prize has now been successfully held for five sessions, with growing international influence.