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Yangling Vocational and Technical College was recognized as one of the vocational and technical colleges by the Ministry of Education in September, 1999. In 2001, the college was selected as one of the 31 key vocational colleges nationwide by the Ministry of Education, and in 2005, it was awarded as the Outstanding Education Institute by Shaanxi provincial government owing to the college excellent performance. In December 2006, the college was co-selected by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance as one of the 28 national model vocational colleges among the 100 colleges in the first group.
Located in Chinese Agriculture City namely Yangling Agricultural High-Tech Industrial Demonstration Zone, the college covers an area of 355,000m2, and possesses fixed assets worthing 243 million yuan(RMB), in which 69.3 million yuan (RMB) is teaching and research facilities, including 56 different kinds of labs, 9 training bases, and 50 off campus training bases. The library holds a collection of 670,000 books, numerous digit reading materials and online cyber resource database.
The college has more than 20,000 full-time registered students and 810 faculty members, among whom 33 are professors, 127 are associate professors, and 280 are “Double quality” teachers which mean these teachers have the rich knowledge as well as practical experience in the real industrial fields. There are 13 Departments in the college. 52 higher vocational educational courses are offered in this college.
Currently, the college has 11 research and training bases established in different counties, which has assisted the local industries solved many practical problems appeared in the fields, and offer the pragmatic training for the students. In recent years, 192 agricultural technology extension projects, which are collaborated with the local government, have been taken by the college, and more than 16 scientific awards have been granted by the provincial government.
Tutor training and team building is another priority which has been emphasized by the college. Each year almost every tutor has the opportunity to update their skills with practical training. The quality education is also stressed in the college. Thanks to the chance and efforts, one tutor’s group is awarded as Excellent Team in national model subject project, 4 teams are awarded as Excellent Team in provincial model subject project, and more than 10 tutors are awarded by the provincial government for their outstanding performance.
The graduates’ employment rate has maintained over 96% in 3 successive years, and also tops among nationwide colleges, as a consequence, the college was awarded the best college for the graduates career guide by the Ministry of Education in 2009.