Located in Wuhan, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) is a national key university of "Project 211" directly under the Ministry of Education. HZAU enjoys a history of more than 110 years, tracing back to Hubei Farming School founded in 1898 by Zhang Zhidong, the governor of Hubei and Hunan provinces at the time. The university was entitled National Civilized Institute three times, in 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Surrounded on three sides by tranquil lakes and backed by verdant hills, the campus covers an area of 495 hectares with well-spaced teaching blocks and lab buildings, making it an ideal place for teaching and research. HZAU consists of 18 colleges and departments, with more than 2600 faculty and staff, and over 25,000 of enrollment. Featuring life sciences and giving prominence to agricultural disciplines, HZAU has achieved coordinated development of multi-disciplines of agriculture, science, engineering, humanities, law, economics, management, art,and etc.
Over the past few years, HZAU has stabilized the annual employment rate of its college graduates at a high of around 94%. HZAU has produced notable alumni, including academicians of the two Academies, senior provincial government officials, well-known entrepreneurs and the role models of college students like Xu Benyu, who was awarded Touching China Figures for his dedication in volunteer works.
In the dawn of the new age, we as HZAUers, under our school motto "Learn and Practice; Achieve and Help Achieve" and the guideline of "educating the mind while cultivating academic atmosphere", are striving for creating a top-ranking, world-famous research university with distinctive characteristics.