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Message from the Party Secretary and the President

The 1930s of our nation was characterized with turbulence and intranquility --- famine sweeping over the northwestern China and people suffering from the starvation and disasters. Then, a group of far-sighted men, out of deep concern for our nation’s survival and people’s livelihood, gathered in the birthplace of Shen Nong - Yangling. They paved the way for the prosperity of this piece of great land, and put forward the philosophy of revitalizing agriculture via science and technology. National Northwest Junior College of Agriculture and Forestry, the first largest and most advanced institution specializing in agriculture, was established then with their joint efforts.

Time brings stupendous changes to the world, so it does to the university. At the end of the 20th century, the university turned over to a new page of its history. In 1997, fully considering the overall situation, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council set up Yangling Agricultural High-tech Industrial Demonstration Zone, focusing on solving the droughts of agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions and developing the western China. The year of 1999 saw another new start of this university’s  development when Chinese government merged the 7 educational and research institutions in Yangling.

Thereafter, following the instruction of the national strategy, our university have prioritized furthering the reform in education and research mechanism and optimizing the discipline-construction-oriented  configuration of all teaching and research resources. As the integration of seven constituent institutions successfully completed, a new schooling system --- the industry-university-research framework, was primarily formed.     New start of an epoch brings more opportunities. Focusing on the national key strategy of developing modern agriculture for the advance of national economy, society and science, we will strive to make Northwest A& F University a training base for high-level talents in agriculture and forestry, a key innovation base for high technology of agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions, a key demonstration base for the promotion of modern agricultural achievements, and a key cooperation & communication platform for international agriculture scientific education. We will make arduous efforts to develop the university into a industry-university-research closely integrated, world famous high-level research university!

We sincerely hope to strengthen the communication and cooperation with universities, scientific research institutions home and abroad, for our shared promising future!

Party Secretary: Li Xingwang

President: Wu Pute