Animal & Veterinary

Huazhong Agricultural University

College of Animal Sciences & Technology/College of Veterinary Medicine – Wuhan, People’s Republic of China

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  • The Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU)disclaimer icon is located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and central China’s biggest city. The Yangtze River, also called Yangzi or Cháng Jiāng (meaning “long river” in Mandarin), and the Han River pass through the city. The Yangtze, flowing for 6,378 kilometers (3,964 miles), is Asia’s longest river and the world’s third longest.
  • The university’s history traces back to 1898 when Zhang Zhidong, the governor-general of Hubei and Hunan provinces in the late Qing Dynasty, founded the Hubei Farming School. Today, HZAU has over 18,600 undergraduate students and over 6,800 graduate students. The campus covers 495 hectares (about 1,223 acres).
  • The College of Animal Sciences & Technology / College of Veterinary Medicine originated from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine of the Hubei Agricultural College (1950-1952). The college now has eight departments and is ranked no. 2 in China for veterinary medicine.

    According to the National Park Service, the world’s four longest rivers are the:

    • Nile 6,693 kilometers (4,160 miles)
    • Amazon 6,436 kilometers (4,000 miles)
    • Yangtze 6,378 kilometers (3,964 miles)
    • Mississippi-Missouri River combination 5,970 kilometers (3,710 miles)
    • China’s emphasis on teaching and agriculture, including veterinary medicine, is reflected in the country’s higher education system. Tuition for students majoring in teaching or agriculture is significantly lower than for students pursuing other majors.
    • Several former and current Center for Veterinary Medicine employees have visited HZAU and have held a series of technical seminars for the graduate students at the university’s National Reference Laboratory of Veterinary Drug Residues, a national specialized laboratory. This laboratory sends one or more experts as the Chinese Delegation to the meetings of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods.

     

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