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College of Bioscience and Resource Environment
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The College of Bioscience and Resource Environment has four undergraduate specialties in Bioengineering, Applied Chemistry, Plant Protection (Plant Medicine), as well as Agricultural Resources and Environment; two Master’s degree programs in the first-level disciplines of Bioengineering and Plant Protection; and two Master’s degree programs in the specialty of Bioengineering and that of Resource Utilization and Plant Protection. The college currently owns over 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The college also hosts the Key Laboratory of Urban Agriculture (North China), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs - the only ministerial-level key laboratory at BUA, as well as the BUA-level Plant Tissue Culture Center. Its undergraduate experimental teaching centers for biology and chemistry are equipped with advanced teaching and scientific research instruments and equipment, with a total value of over 60 million yuan.

With a well-structured, high-quality faculty, there are 82 faculty members in which 59 are full-time teachers in the college. Among the faculty, there are 17 professors, 34 associate professors, 54 doctoral degree holders, 38 Master’s supervisors, and 16 overseas returnees. In addition, there are four academic leaders, as well as 11 “Beijing Young and Middle-aged Backbone Teachers”, who possess rich teaching experience and outstanding scientific research ability. The college also boasts one “Beijing Academic Innovation Talent” and four “Beijing Top-notch Innovation Talents”. It is very proud of owning one “Prominent Teachers of Beijing”, one “Beijing Great Wall Scholar”, one “Beijing High-level Talent”, one “Beijing Excellent Teacher”, one “Beijing Young Famous Teacher”, one member of the Teaching Steering Committee of Chemistry in Colleges and Universities of the Ministry of Education, and five “Beijing Science and Technology New Stars”. The faculty of the college have also won two first prizes, one second prize, and one third prize in the Young Teachers’ Teaching Basic Skills Competition of BUA. There are five teaching teams and three scientific research innovation teams. The faculty also took back one first prize for Beijing Higher Education Teaching Accomplishments, one National Excellent Textbook Award, and three Beijing Excellent Textbook Awards.

On the basis of the overall talent cultivation goal of BUA, the college has formulated a talent cultivation program based on the educational philosophy of “solid foundation, distinct characteristics, and strong practice”, striving to cultivate composite applied talents with innovative spirit and entrepreneurial ability in the fields of bioengineering, applied chemistry, plant protection, and agricultural resources and environment. The undergraduate teaching of the college implements a “3+1” cultivation model, that is, three years of learning the basic theoretical knowledge and experimental skills on campus plus one year of training the practical skills at off-campus talent cultivation bases. So far, at more than 40 units such as Zhongguancun Life Science Park, COFCO Corporation, China Animal Husbandry Group, Beijing Capital Agribusiness & Foods Group, Da Bei Nong Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Beijing Plant Protection Station have our off-campus practice bases, providing a convenient path for our students from the training of practical skills to the selection of employment positions.

The college attaches great importance to international cooperation, and has signed a “3+1+1” cooperative education agreement with Oklahoma State University in the US. Under this agreement, the undergraduate students of the college could obtain both the Bachelor’s degree from BUA and the Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University within five years. Under a “3+1” cooperative education agreement signed with the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in the UK, the students majoring in Bioengineering can obtain Bachelor’s degrees from both universities after studying for three years in China and one year in the UK, and apply for further study for a Master’s degree in the UK. In addition, the college has established stable academic and scientific partnerships with multiple universities and research institutions in many countries like the US, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, Belgium, and others.

In terms of student cultivation, the college has made remarkable achievements. By guiding students to participate in the following programmes like the “Professional Cognition + Interest Research Project (freshman year), Scientific Research Innovation Training (sophomore year), Graduation Design Training (junior year), and Internship and Practice (senior year)”, the college could continuously cultivate and effectively improves undergraduate students’ innovative spirit and practical ability. By organizing the “second classroom” (extracurricular learning) and diversified, lively club activities, which could fully exercise students’ social work ability and adaptability, the students have achieved repeated success in various disciplinary competitions for college students at national and Beijing municipal levels. The work Research on Separation, Purification, and Dye Degradation of Laccase from Leucoagaricus leucothites, conducted by the undergraduate students of the college, has won a third prize in the 15th “Challenge Cup” National Extracurricular Academic and Technological Works Competition for College Students, achieving a breakthrough in winning awards for the undergraduate students of BUA in national “Challenge Cup” competitions. The student entrepreneurship project - “Beijing Mushroom Biotechnology Co., Ltd.” has won a bronze medal for the Entrepreneurial Practice Challenge in the “Creating Youth” National College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition held in 2018. In addition, our students have won two top prizes in the Capital “Challenge Cup” College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition and the 9th Beijing Chemistry Experiment Competition for College Students. The graduates of the college are widely praised by society. The one-time employment rate of its graduates has remained above 96% for eight consecutive years. The proportion of its undergraduates entering for master examination in the past three years has reached 28.75% on average, and the average employment rate of its graduates within the industry has reached 65.71%.