Tianjin Agricultural University is the largest agriculture university in Tianjin was founded in 1976. In 2002, approved by Tianjin local government, Tianjin Urban and Rural Economic School was incorporated into Tianjin Agricultural University. In 1982, Tianjin Agricultural University achieved authority of awarding Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in 2006. In 2007, the Ministry of Education awarded Tianjin Agricultural University “Distinguish” for the assessment of undergraduate teaching Tianjin Agricultural University has developed into a progressive agricultural university, which is superior in agricultural economics and consists of alternative subjects such as Engineering, Management, Science, economic science and humanities. After years of academic practice, Tianjin Agricultural University has developed distinctive characteristics of faculty near regional economic and social development and serving latest agriculture techniques within the coastal town.
Tianjin Agricultural University has two campuses: eastern and western campuses occupying 699,300 square meters. There are 29 undergraduate programs in areas ranging from agronomy, science and engineer to management, economics and arts. The university has 14 teaching departments, 32 undergraduate programs in 6 fields and 4 Master programs. Aquiculture and Crop Genetic Breeding are key disciplines. The university has Tianjin Key Laboratory of Aqua-ecology and Aquaculture, the center of Tianjin Modern Fishery Science and Technology, the center of Tianjin Agricultural & Biological Technology, and the center of Flower & Plant Design. The university has established successively China-Japan Joint Center on Palatability and Quality of Rice in Tianjin cooperating with Tokyo University, Tianjin New Technology & Science Application Base for Agriculture Products Processing cooperating with China Agricultural University, and the research center of Agricultural water-saving in Tianjin cooperating with Chinese Academy of Science.
There are 11043 students enrolled, including 8157 undergraduate students and 2886 college students. There are 50 teaching libraries in the university and 62.35 million in teaching and research facilities; the library is covering 9,275 square meters, possessing 670,000 books. Tianjin Agricultural University serves 988 staff including 583 faculties and has appointed 146 famous experts at home and abroad as part-time professor. There are 2 supervisors of Doctors and 35 supervisors of Masters. Among the faculty team, there are 221 professors and associate professors together, 18 professors awarded state government allowance, 1 person entitled specialist professor, 16 professor elected in “131 project”.
Tianjin Agricultural University produces more than 15000 students. More than 450 research projects were gained. Among them, there are 84 research achievements awarded by the provincial department or even higher. There are 863 and 973 projects, 7 National Natural Science Funds projects and 1 National Funds of Social Science project. And there are 372 scientific achievements which have gained independent intellectual property rights, 15 authorized patents. Also, 121 works and translated works have been published. There are more than 2800 published theses, among which 85 theses are included in SCI, EI contents. And there are 32 reforms of teaching and research projects and 6 teaching achievements authorized by the provincial department. As the publication, Journal of Tianjin Agricultural University has been awarded national outstanding agricultural journal and listed by more than a database.