Introduction of College of Resources and Environmental Sciences

College of Resources and Environmental Sciences (CRES) was established on April of 2001 by merging Department of soil and Department of Environment al Protection from the former College of Agriculture into one. CRES contains three departments: Department of Plant Nutrition, Department of Ecology and Environment, and Department of Land Resources.

1. Teachers

CRES has 43 faculty members, including 4 post-doctors, 14 doctors, 21 masters, and the teachers who has a master’s degree and above accounted for 90.7% of the total. The college has 6 professors, twelve associate professors, two senior technicians, three doctoral tutors, twelve master instructors. There was National New Century talent, the State Council special allowance experts, the provincial teacher, the young academic leaders of Yunnan, Yunnan university teaching and research leaders, outstanding environmental technology workers, etc.

2. Disciplines

CRES has a directory outside Subordinate Discipline Doctoral “Plant Nutrition and Disease Control” doctoral program. The college has seven master sections, including two first grade discipline master sections named “Agricultural Resources and Environmental Science” and “Environmental Science and Engineering”, and four subordinate master discipline named “Plant Nutrition”, “Soil Science”, “Environmental Science”, and “Environmental Engineering”, as well as “Water, Soil Conservation and Desertification Control”, “Facility Cultivation and Environment” and “Agriculture Environmental Protection”. The college has four key disciplines, including key construction discipline of provincial Academy of Agricultural Resource Utilization doctorate program, key discipline of provincial agricultural resources utilization, key discipline of provincial Plant Nutrition, and key discipline of provincial Environmental Science and Engineering. There are six undergraduate programs totally, named “Agricultural Resources and the Environment”, “Environmental Science”, “Environmental Engineering”, “Land Resources and Management”, “Facility Agriculture Science and Engineering” and “Ecology”. There are 1001 students, including 130 graduate students, 871 undergraduates.

3. Research Platform

The college has Farmland Conservation Institute Field Experiment Station of Ministry of Agriculture, Yunnan Agricultural Environment Pollution Control and Ecological Restoration Engineering Laboratory, Provincial Environmental Science and Engineering Innovation training base, the provincial universities Agricultural and Environmental Resources key laboratory, the provincial university agricultural nonpoint source pollution control Engineering Research Center, institute of Ecology and Environment, institute of Soil and Fertilizer and other research platforms. Teaching demonstration center of provincial university Agricultural Resources and Environment has three laboratories of environmental science and engineering, plant nutrition, land resources. Practice teaching for the majority of teachers and students to carry out scientific research, as well as graduate students, undergraduates provides a reliable protection. These platforms provide a reliable protection for teachers and students to carry out scientific research and practice teaching.

4. Scientific Research

CRES hosted a series of research projects, including the EU's Sixth Framework Program, China-France advanced research and development programs, major projects of national water pollution prevention and control, the National Support Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China - Yunnan Joint Fund, 973 Plan, National Natural Science Foundation, National Science and Technology Program Agricultural sector, the agro-industrial system project, Yunnan Natural Science Foundation, Yunnan international cooperation, cooperation between universities and province in Yunnan, etc.

These scientific research has significant features and advantages in nutrient efficient use of resources, agricultural nonpoint source pollution control, UV radiation ecology, remediation of contaminated soils, water conservation of sloping land, improvement of greenhouse soil, special and economical crops and fertilization, pollution-free agricultural production, etc.

There were a total of 40 research projects, with a total funding of more than 20 million yuan. The college was rewarded two second prize of natural science awards and seven third prize of natural science and technology progress awards. In the past five years more than 300 scientific papers were published, including more than 20 articles in SCI or EI.

5. Exchanges and cooperation

CRES has established a broad and close contact and cooperation with the universities and research institutions at home and abroad, such as the University of Limerick Casa of France, Lille Senior Agricultural College, Parma University in Italy, Germany Hohenheim University, Germany Johannes Gutenberg University, Hokkaido University of Japan, Australia Latrob University, Chinese Agricultural University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, etc.

Looking to the future, CRES will always adhere to the idea of "establish by teaching, develop vigorously by research”, and follow the spirit of "unity, dedication, realist and innovation”, and reach a new level in terms of discipline construction, personnel training, scientific research and social services, etc.