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The research areas involve rural development, agricultural resources development and environment management, innovation of agricultural industry organization and its management, evaluation methods for land, water and forest resource development and utilization, as well as agricultural investment and project management

PhD in Agricultural Economics and Management

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  • 1) Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens holding a foreign passport under 50 years old.
  • 2) Applicants should be in good health and character and respect Chinese habits and customs, willing to abide by both Chinese Law & regulations and School rule & regulations.
  • 3)  Applicants for Doctoral Degrees should hold a qualification which is equivalent (or above) to a Master’s degree from a Chinese university.
  • 4) Applicants who are non-native English speakers should provide a certificate of their English proficiency.


Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University committed to provide students comfortable and economical accommodation, with single room and double room. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioner, TV set, telephone, 24hs hot water, internet, desk, and chair. Along with the perfect location, international students could enjoy their campus life and beauty of historical city. The price of a room depends on the type of the room. Water and electricity should be paid by international students.


About the University Summary

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU) is a major higher education institution in Fujian province with a 81-yesr history. Its history can be traced back to Agricultural Department of Fukien Christian College founded in 1936 and Fujian Provincial Agriculture College founded in 1940.The university was renamed as FAFU after the merger of Fujian Forestry College and Fujian Agriculture University in 2000.

FAFU is located in Fuzhou of China, the capital city of Fujian province on the seashore of the Pacific Ocean with picturesque scenery and rich history and culture. With its beautiful, environmentally-friendly campus, the University has been honored as one of China’s model organizations of spiritual civilization, one of China’s model “green” employers and one of China’s most employee-friendly organizations. FAFU employs over 2300 faculty and staff among which there are more than 1600 full-time faculty members including 800 full or associate professors/investigators. FAFU contains 23 colleges, 72 undergraduate majors covering ten subject areas in science, engineering, agriculture, economics, management, humanities, law, medicine, etc. The University has a total enrollment of over 23,000 full-time undergraduate students and around 5,000 graduate students. There are eight post-doctoral research centers and offers eleven first-rate doctoral programs, 23 first-rate master’s programs, and seven professional master’s degree programs. In addition, FAFU has established a national science and biology center, a national key academic program and a training center.

FAFU has won 655 science and technology awards and outstanding social achievement awards at the national and provincial level since 1978. As the first organization to initiate JUNCAO technology, FAFU has been offering high-level international training classes of JUNCAO technology for 50 rounds with more than 1662 trainees. To date, JUNCAO technology has been introduced to 87 countries in five continents. Being hailed as a unique and niche major in China, the faculty of Bee Science in FAFU has become the most important talent base and resource for professional training and technological innovation in the field. FAFU is also one of the pioneering universities in China to offer Tea Science major. Distinctive research programs in the field of specialized teas including the oolong tea have been established here, which provide a comprehensive and unique education and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate studies.

FAFU has established teaching and research collaborations with universities and research institutions in more than 20 countries and regions. Based on its long history, highly qualified faculty and full range of professional disciplines, the University has established scholarships and enrolled students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University is located at the gateway to the Maritime Silk Road and the first batch of coastal port cities to be opened to the outside world—Fuzhou. It is an agricultural and forestry discipline with advantages and characteristics. The key provincial universities under development are universities jointly established by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the National Forestry and Grass Bureau, and the Fujian Provincial Government, and Fujian's first-class universities.

The predecessor of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University was Fujian Agricultural Union College of Agriculture, founded in 1936, and Fujian Provincial Agricultural College, founded in 1940. In 1952, two major contexts gathered to establish Fujian Agricultural College. In the autumn of 1958, the Fujian Provincial Forestry College was established on the basis of the Forestry Department of Fujian Agricultural College. In October 2000, the former Fujian Agricultural University and the former Fujian Forestry College merged to form a new Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University.

The school has 20 colleges focusing on full-time undergraduate and graduate education, and an independent college. It currently has 22,000 full-time undergraduates and more than 6,300 graduate students. Has 79 undergraduate majors, 8 approved majors in outstanding agricultural and forestry talents, 2 national-level comprehensive reform pilot projects, 9 national-level specialty majors, 2 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, and national college students' off-site practical education bases 2 14 national high-quality online open courses and 4 national virtual simulation experimental teaching projects. The school was selected by the Ministry of Education as one of the top 50 universities for innovation and entrepreneurship, and a national practice and education base for innovation and entrepreneurship. In the "Challenge Cup" national college student extracurricular academic science and technology works competition and "Creating Youth" national college student entrepreneurship competition, won the "winning cup" seven times.

The school currently has 3127 faculty members, 1705 full-time teachers, 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 national outstanding professional and technical personnel, 14 national special-appointed experts, 8 national "10,000 people plan" scientific and technological innovation leading talents, subject review by the State Council There are 4 members in the group, 8 “Yangtze River Scholars” from the Ministry of Education, 5 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, 7 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, 13 candidates of the National Billion Talent Project, and outstanding contributions from the national There are 7 experts, 8 candidates from the Ministry of Science and Technology's Innovative Talent Promotion Program, 5 from the Ministry of Education's New Century Excellent Talent Support Program, and 35 people who enjoy special allowances from the State Council. It has 2 national teaching teams, 1 innovation team from the Ministry of Education, 2 innovation teams from the Ministry of Science and Technology's "Innovative Talent Promotion Plan" and 2 innovation teams from the Ministry of Agriculture. "111" plan).

The school currently has 12 doctoral degree-authorized first-level disciplines, 27 master's degree-authorized first-level disciplines, and 11 post-doctoral research stations. There are 1 national key discipline, 1 national key cultivation discipline, 2 key disciplines of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and 7 key disciplines of the National Forestry and Grass Bureau. In the fourth round of national discipline evaluation, 17 disciplines entered the list, of which 4 disciplines of plant protection, forestry, ecology and landscape architecture entered the top 10% -20%. Six disciplines were selected as the peak disciplines of Fujian Province, and 12 disciplines were selected as the plateau disciplines of Fujian Province. The disciplines of botany and zoology and agricultural science have entered the ranks of the top 1% of the world.

The school has 1 national key laboratory jointly established by the province and the Ministry, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the province and the Ministry, 2 national engineering technology research centers, 2 national and local joint engineering laboratories (research centers), and international cooperation between the Ministry of Education There are 1 joint laboratory, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 1 engineering research center of the Ministry of Education, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and 3 key laboratories of the State Forestry and Grassland Bureau. Since the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, the school has hosted more than 5,000 scientific research projects and over 1.5 billion yuan in scientific research funding. It has received more than 100 national and provincial scientific and technological achievements awards, including 4 national science and technology progress awards. In the global interpretation of the diamondback moth genome, pineapple genome, and sugarcane genome, the molecular mechanism of the primary light response of the plant's blue light receptor has been analyzed for the first time, and related results have been published in top international academic journals such as Nature, Science, and Cell.

The school is an inventor of fungal grass technology. It has selected new varieties such as sugar cane, jute, fir, sweet potato, peanut, tea, and vegetables, and has formed practical technical achievements to cover the main production areas of the country. Relying on the New Rural Development Research Institute approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology has established a rural science and technology extension service model that closely integrates production, education, and research, and has participated in the "China Straits Project Achievement Fair" for many years and won the Outstanding Organization Award.

The school is the Ministry of Education "receiving Chinese government scholarships for foreign students in China", with 203 international students. The school took the lead in carrying out individual enrollment in Taiwan, held 6 joint Fujian-Taiwan talent training programs with Taiwan's Chung Hsing University, and Taiwan Ocean University, and jointly hosted 4 undergraduate education programs with universities such as Dale House University in Canada and University of British Columbia in Canada. Carry out joint training programs with the University of Illinois, Texas A & M University and other universities, such as the National Scholarship Program for Excellent Students, and build a Confucius Institute with Durban University of Technology in South Africa.

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University campus is surrounded by mountains and forests on three sides, with beautiful scenery and flowers. The school has been awarded the National Civilized Unit for three consecutive years. The campus covers an area of ​​more than 4,800 mu, and there are 1,178 mu of science and education bases, 45,900 mu of teaching forest farms, and a total asset value of 3.65 billion yuan. The library's collection of paper books (including bound editions of periodicals) was 2,978,600. It owns 3.6058 million electronic books (including electronic journals).

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