Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU)


Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher agricultural education in China and a national key university under the Chinese Ministry of Education. The lineage of Nanjing Agricultural University can be traced back to 1902 and Sanjiang Normal School, a teacher training center in Nanjing. In 1952, Nanjing Agricultural College was founded through the merger of the two agricultural faculties belonging to University of Nanking (est. 1914) and National Central University (est. 1918) along with several departments of the Agricultural College of Zhejiang University. In 1984, the college was renamed Nanjing Agricultural University with the approval of the Ministry of Education.

NAU is a Project 211 institution, one of the top 100 universities in China given priority by the Ministry of Education for research funding, discipline construction and administrative supervision. NAU is also one of the Innovation Platforms for Outstanding Disciplines under the National 985 Excellence Initiative Project. According to Essential Scientific Index rankings, the Agricultural Sciences of NAU has reached Top 1‰ across the world, and the following three research fields of NAU have reached Top 1%: Plant & Animal Sciences, Environment/Ecology, and Biology & Biochemistry.

The main campus of the university is situated in Weigang, in the picturesque eastern part of Nanjing near the UNESCO World Heritage Ming Imperial Tombs and the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. NAU also has three satellite campuses: the Puzhen campus is home to the College of Engineering, the Zhujiang campuses is NAU’s experimental farm, and the Baima campus is part of the National High-Tech Agricultural Valley. The NAU libraries collection holds over two million volumes and more than 12,000 international periodicals.

Building on its century-long history, Nanjing Agricultural University is today pursuing a strategy of developing into one of the best agricultural universities in the world. NAU is committed to a blueprint of promoting leading-edge academics, cultivating innovative and entrepreneurial talents, and emerging as a regional hub for international academic exchange and cooperation.

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1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) published between 1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

19 5.58 5.58

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Chemistry 4 1.64 1.64
Life Sciences 16 4.11 4.11
Physical Sciences 1 0.17 0.17
Earth & Environmental Sciences 1 0.04 0.04

1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 54.37% Domestic
  • 45.63% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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