As one of the key provincial universities, Jilin Agricultural University JAU, founded in 1948, is among the first group to confer the bachelor and master degree. JAU covers an area of 1,500 hectares； the library has more than l, 670,000 volumes of books. The allocation of teaching and researching resources is reasonable. JAU presently comprises of 15 colleges, it has a teaching staff of l, 858 and 18000 full-time students. JAU was classified as one of the first key provincial universities, and has become a talent-cultivating and innovative base for the agricultural and rural development in Jilin Province. The university places a great value on international communication and cooperation. It has established relationships with more than 40 foreign countries, such as the U. S., Japan, South Korea, and Russia. The campus of JAU is situated in a picturesque and garden-like area, which makes an ideal place for teaching and learning.