About us

Historical Development

1st August, 1952 Bayi Agricultural College established

1958 Renamed Xinjiang Bayi Agricultural College

21st April, 1995 Renamed Xinjiang Agricultural University XJAU

Xinjiang Agricultural University (XJAU) is located in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. It is one of the best universities under the administration of theXinjiang autonomous government. XJAU has transformed into a comprehensive Agricultural University with many specialized fields including Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Economy, Management, Art and Law. XJAU is a diversified university with the prime focus being agricultural education, while other disciplines such as minority education, natural science, and applied science are also taught. We have specially designed courses specifically for undergraduates with the goal to develop their skills and knowledge. XJAU now boasts 20 faculties

The XJAU main campus covers an area of 100 hectares, with nearly 500,000m2 of building floor space. The campus enjoys an elegant and tranquil environment. In addition, XJAU boasts the 6,600 hectare Nanshan practice forestry farm; a 260 hectare experimental farm, and over 170 off-campus practice workshops and production facilities where students practice their skills.


Current Student Enrollment


Undergraduate Students   16127

Master’s Students        2017

Doctoral Students        244


International Students     267



Faculty and Staff Members   1719

Full-time Teachers    977

Professors      127

Associate Professors         358

Professional Training Programs

Undergraduate Programs

1College of Agronomy

2College of Grassland and Environmental Sciences

3College of Forestry and Horticulture

4College of Animal Sciences

5College of Veterinary Medicine

6College of Water Conservation and Civil Engineering

7College of Computer and Information Engineering

8College of Mathematics and Physics

9College of Management

10College of Foreign Languages

11College of Food and Pharmaceutical Sciences

12College of Chinese Language

13College of Chemical Engineering

14College of Economics and Trade

15College ofContinuing Education

16College of International Education

17Grape and Wine Institute

18College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

19College of Transportation and Logistics Engineering

20College of Marxism

Academic Building Status

Major Areas

Importance at the National Level: Grassland Science

Water Conservation and Hydropower Engineering

National and Ministerial Key Discipline: Silviculture, Forestry Science


Provincial Key Disciplines: Hydrology and Water ResourcesWater Conservation and Hydropower Engineering, Food Sciences, Crop Genetics and Breeding, Pomology, Soil Science, Animal Nutrition and Feed Sciences, Basic Veterinary Medicine, Silviculture, Agricultural Economics and Management  


Provincial Key Disciplines

Land Resources Management

Post-Doctoral Research Centers: 6

Disciplines Authorized to offer Doctoral Degrees: 6

Disciplines Authorized to offer Master’s Degrees: 18

International Exchange

Friendly Exchanges

Xinjiang Agricultural University has established cooperative relationships with 58 universities and institutes in more than 18 countries. We have sent out our experts and scholars globally togive lectures and hold trainings and also to attend international conferences. We have also invited distinguished experts, scholars and government officers from more than 20 countries to visit our university and built up cooperation and academic exchange.

International Promotion of Chinese Language 

In 2010, we established the “Kazakh-Chinese Science and Education Center” at S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University.

In 2014, we established the first “Confucius Institute” at theUniversity of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

In 2015, we established the “China-Uzbekistan Educational Institution and Science Research Center” at Tashkent State University of Economics.

International Student Education 

Since 2012over 1432 international students from more than 30 countries have studied at XJAU. About 200 international students enrollannuallyin the university. We also have bachelor’s and mater’s degree students other thanlanguage learning students.

International Education Programs

1 British Higher National Diploma Program

2. Double Degree Program in Automobile Maintenance with Nakanihon Automotive College in Japan.

3 Undergraduate Program in Transportation Engineering (Logistics) with Russia Pacific National University