China Agricultural University

China Agricultural University

Plant Science and Agronomy Ranking

China Established: 1905 Scholars: 12
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Plant Science and Agronomy discipline and affiliated with China Agricultural University. There are a total of 12 researchers included with 6 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in China Agricultural University is 554 with a mean value for the h-index of 46.17. The total sum of publications for top scientists in China Agricultural University is 1,704 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 142.00.


China Agricultural University

China Agricultural University (CAU) is a public research university in Beijing, China. It specializes in agriculture, engineering, and biology, among others. It evolved from the College of Agriculture in the former Imperial University of Peking, founded in 1905. Its university status was formalized in 1995 through the merging of the Beijing Agricultural Engineering University and the Beijing Agricultural University. CAU is known as the top agricultural institution in the country. It is part of China’s Project 985 and Project 211.

China Agricultural University Key Statistics

The higher education institution comprises 20 colleges and faculties offering more than 60 undergraduate majors and 120 postgraduate programs (140 master’s and around 80 doctoral programs). Most of the colleges specialize in subdisciplines of agriculture and related fields, such as the College of Horticulture, the College of Animal Science and Technology, and the College of Resources and Environmental Sciences. Aside from agricultural courses, students have the option to choose from specializations in engineering, economics and management, and humanities and development.

China Agricultural University enrolls over 12,000 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students every year. Around 500 of those are international students. It employs 1,800 academic staff working in one of its campuses. CAU manages three campuses, namely the East Campus, the West Campus, and the Jianshe Campus.

An important piece of China Agricultural University key statistics is the China Agricultural University Library, hailed as one of the most important libraries in agricultural research and education in the country. It houses more than 1.7 million volumes of paper documents, 2.6 million electronic journals, and 4 million electronic books.

China Agricultural University Research

China Agricultural University research centers on agriculture, engineering, human development, and other related fields. As a Class A Double First Class University, it has spent more than 1.2 million RMB in research. Research funding is provided by the Chinese government through the National High Technology R&D Program of China, the National Natural Science Fund, and other grants from project partners local and international.

The university specializes in producing academic and industrial outputs in various fields like biology, chemistry, and environmental science. Its researchers, students, and faculty members also actively participate in conferences such as ICONS: International Conference on Systems, JCIS: Joint International Conference on Information Sciences, and CI: Computational Intelligence.

The most cited China Agricultural University research output is Liu et al.’s (2016) “Emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism MCR-1 in animals and human beings in China: A microbiological and molecular biological study,” which was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. It was cited 3,772 times by researchers and experts around the world.

Its second most popular academic paper is Fang, Yang, and Wu’s (2002) “Free radicals, antioxidants, and nutrition,” which was published in the Nutrition journal. It was cited 3,466 times by researchers. CAU’s third most popular research is Wu et al.’s (2004) “Glutathione metabolism and its implications for health,” which was cited 3,346 times. It was published in the Journal of Nutrition.

In addition, CAU houses a number of key laboratories, including five research teams, 10 ministerial research centers, four state research centers, 22 key ministerial labs, and three key state labs.
7 World 1 National Fusuo Zhang

Fusuo Zhang

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 115 Citations 52,450 513
323 World 20 National Shaozhong Kang

Shaozhong Kang

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 59 Citations 11,654 181
631 World 33 National Zhenling Cui

Zhenling Cui

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 50 Citations 11,065 143
683 World 36 National Jianbo Shen

Jianbo Shen

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 48 Citations 9,340 112
834 World 45 National Long Li

Long Li

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 44 Citations 10,226 78
932 World 47 National Hailin Zhang

Hailin Zhang

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 41 Citations 6,370 188
1353 World 70 National Rongfeng Jiang

Rongfeng Jiang

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 34 Citations 5,828 76
1375 World 71 National Guohua Mi

Guohua Mi

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 34 Citations 4,993 90
1381 World 73 National Xiaolin Li

Xiaolin Li

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 34 Citations 3,902 88
1482 World 79 National Chui-Hua Kong

Chui-Hua Kong

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 33 Citations 3,989 80
1650 World 87 National Fanjun Chen

Fanjun Chen

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 32 Citations 3,603 81
1991 World 111 National Chunqin Zou

Chunqin Zou

China Agricultural University, China
H-index 30 Citations 3,990 74

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph H-Index >= 30 within the area of Plant Science and Agronomy. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.