Welcome to College of Economics and Magement, SCAU
The origins of College of Economics and Management extend back to the discipline of Agricultural Economics Education in the College of Agriculture in National Sun Yat-sen University and the College of Agriculture in Private Lingnan University. After the nationwide academic organization readjustment of institutions of higher education in 1952, the Department of Agronomy in South China Agricultural College stopped recruiting Agricultural Economics majors. Afterwards, upon the efforts and active requirements from all the teachers of the Teaching and Research Group of the Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics resumed enrollment in 1964. During the Cultural Revolution, Agricultural Economics stopped enrollment, but enrollment resumed in 1979. The Department of Agricultural Economics was established in 1982, and then was approved by the Ministry of Agriculture as the College of Economics and Trade in 1992. It was renamed College of Economics and Management in May 2004.
Agricultural Economics and Management is a national key discipline, while Agricultural and Forestry Economics & Management is a Guangdong key discipline (Summit-climbing Discipline) and Finance is a Guangdong provincial characteristic key discipline. The College has 1 first-level doctoral program, 5 second-level doctoral programs, 3 first-level master's programs, 11 second-level academic master's programs, 3 professional master's programs, and 10 undergraduate programs. There are 2 Guangdong provincial key research centers for Humanities and Social Sciences and 7 university-level research centers.
There are 147 faculty and staff members in CEM, including 119 professional teachers (90% is Doctor), 43 professors, 50 associate professors, 24 doctoral supervisors, 1 member of the Discipline Appraisal Group of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, 1 distinguished professor under the Ministry of Education's Changjiang Scholar's Award Program, 1 member of the “Top 10,000 Young Talents Program” under the Central Organization Department, 2 distinguished professors in Guangdong colleges and universities, 1 Guangdong distinguished Social Sciences Master, 6 members of the Guangdong's “Thousand, Hundred, Ten Projects”, 3 members of “ Guangdong Outstanding Teachers”, and 3 Guangdong Higher Education Institutions “Outstanding Young Teachers". In recent five years, CEM has trained 67 PhD graduates, 2325 postgraduates (including Agricultural Extension postgraduates) and 5508 undergraduates.
In recent five years, the CEM faculty has chaired and completed more than 52 majors, key or general projects of National Natural Science Foundation, National Social Science Foundation, Changjiang Scholar Innovative Team Support Plan and so on. The total funding surpassed 45 million RMB. There are more than 300 academic papers published in SCI/SSCI and other domestic core academic journals. More than 30 research results were remarked by central and provincial leaders.
Key Research Centers Provincial Research Institutes
1) Guangdong Provincial Research Center for Agri-business Development
(China's National Research Center for Agricultural Industry)
Research Focuses: The distinctive laws, functions and their development features of the leading enterprises during the process of the agricultural industry
Director: Prof. Luo, Biliang (ChangJiang Scholar under the Ministry of Education)
2) Guangdong Provincial Research Center for Rural Economics
Research Focuses: Factors flow, structure adjustment and policy development in China's rapid rural economic transformation
Director: Prof. Xiong, Qiquan
Postdoctoral Program of Agricultural and Forestry Economics & Management
Research Focuses: Agricultural and Forestry Economics & Management, Forest Economics and management, Rural 3) Industrial and Institutional Economics, Rural Business and Finance
Director: Prof. Wan, Junyi
University Research Institutes
SCAU. Research Institute for Economics and Development
SCAU. Research Center for Forestry Economics
SCAU. Research Center for Human Resource and Development Strategy
SCAU. Research Center for Land Economics and Management
SCAU. Research Center for Food Safety and Administration
SCAU. Research Center for Rural Finance
SCAU. Electronic Business Research Center of Rural Areas
Innovative Research Team
As the first innovative research team in Agricultural and Forestry Economics & Management in China, the research team “China's Rural Foundational Operation and Management Institution” in South China Agricultural University was established in 2010,which was also selected as one of the ChangJiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team Development Programs of the Ministry of Education in China in the same year. The team passed a reassessment and retained its status in Oct, 2014.
The team has made great breakthrough in many aspects of agricultural economic research, such as the suitability of collective ownership of rural land, the non-substitution of farm household management system, the division of agriculture and the subdivision of property rights, the contractual nature of agricultural cooperation, the property rights of rural land, the market logic of rural land circulation, the transformation of agricultural operation mode. Also, the team has proposed the basic framework of a new type of agricultural business system and advanced the principle of “the ownership of rural land should belong to the collective, the contracting rights should belong to the household, the operators should be diversified, and the land use should be controlled”.
Exchange and Cooperation
The College of Economics and Management has exchanges and cooperation with overseas universities and institutions, such as Louisiana State University, Arizona State University, University of Nottingham, University College Dublin and International Council for Scientific Agriculture. In addition, the college held many international conferences, including "Facing New Conditions and Challenge: the Agricultural Development in USA and China " in July 2016, "Migration and Agricultural Resilience Initiative for Sustainability (MARIS) Linking Gender, Water and Agriculture" in December 2016, and "13th International Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China " in August 2017.
Ding Ying Chair Professor
State High-End Foreign Experts Project has invited 7 famous foreign experts (Prof. Wuyang HU from University of Kentucky, Prof. Krishna P. Paudel from Louisiana State University and so on) to our college for lectures, exchanges and cooperation during 2014 to 2017.