Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) was established in 1902 as the Department of Agriculture of Sanjiang Normal School. In 1952 it merged with the Agricultural Departments of Jinling University, National Central University and Agricultural College of Zhejiang University and received the name Nanjing Agricultural University.
This leading university in the field of Agricultural Sciences is part of Project 211 and Project 985. It is the best university for Agricultural Economics and ranks 2nd for Agricultural Science. 2012 it ranked 38th among all Chinese universities.
Its main fields of research are Crop Science, Plant protection, Agricultural Resources, Utilization, Veterinary Medicine, Vegetable Science, Agricultural Economics, and Land Resource Management.
The university is located in the picturesque, historically and culturally interesting city of Nanjing, one of the former capitals of China, just a 90 minute train-ride away from Shanghai.
NAU maintains many international partnerships and has also cooperated with Freie Universität Berlin since 2008.