Animal Science & Technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brief Introduction
Brief Introduction

The College of Animal Science and Technology (CAST) was founded in 2004, but its history can be traced back to as early as 1902. With the efforts of several generations, our comprehensive strength has been greatly improved and ranked among the best colleges of the same level.

At present CAST have 12 professors and 18 associate professors, including 10 PhD supervisors and 24 postgraduate supervisors. 34 members have received or are studying for their PhD.

CAST has first level discipline for doctoral degree of Animal Husbandry and second level discipline of Animal Genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition & Fodder Science, Forage Science, Science of Raising Special Economic Animals, Animal Developmental Biology, Animal Production & Environmental Control, Animal Derived Food Nutrition & Processing and Comparative Science of Animal & Human Sports. CAST has been authorized to confer master’s degree in Animal Genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition & Fodder Science, Forage Science, Science of Raising Special Economic Animals and Agriculture Extension (Animal Breeding). CAST also has the Station for Post-doctor Circulation of Animal Husbandry. Animal Genetics & Breeding is listed as key discipline in both national and provincial level, Animal Husbandry in provincial level and Animal Nutrition & Fodder Science, Forage Science, Science of Raising Special Economic Animals being key disciplines in Yangzhou University. Besides, great efforts are made on the construction of advanced laboratories and research centers such as: Key Lab of Animal Genetics & Breeding & Molecular Design of Jiangsu Province, Demonstration Base of Production, Teaching & Academy of Jiangsu Province, Institute of Bee Products, Research Center of Rabbitry, Research & Development Center of Fodder & Forage, Research Center of Animal Nutrition & Fodder and several bases which transfer research achievements into industries.

The College has a consistent focus on scientific research, technical service and international exchange. Over the past few years, CAST has won over 80 grants from different sources, including 863 and 973 Hi-tech Projects, and more than 20 million RMB research fund in total. CAST has extensively collaborated with foreign research institutes in Japan, Germany, etc. Innovative and remarkable achievements have been made in molecule marking & animal breeding, animal genetics, quantitative genetics & animal breeding, biological engineering of embryos and animal development & genetics engineering.

CAST is composed of three undergraduate majors: animal science, animal science (animal nutrition) and aquaculture, among which animal science (animal nutrition) is honored brand major in Jiangsu Province, and aquaculture brand major in Yangzhou University. Currently there are over 700 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate (doctorate and master) students and over 700 students of continued education.




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