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CAB-CAU-IRRI Joint Doctoral Program in Rice Genetics and Breeding

College of Agronomy and Biotechnology (CAB) is a research-intensive College of China Agricultural University (CAU). It is one of the strongest teaching and research centers for fundamental and applied crop science in China with centuries-old development history and foundation. CAB has a faculty team of 44 full professors and 37 associate professors. The current student enrollment in CAB is over 1100, including 500 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students,including the domestic and international students. 

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 15 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and more than 1,000 staff. Since 1962, about 130,000 students, researchers, farmers, and extension professionals, among others, received some form of training from IRRI and its partner. Within this total number, more than 2,000 scholars conducted research at the institute while pursuing their MS and PhD degrees. Alumni of IRRI's educational initiatives include some of the world's leading rice scientists as well as high-level NARES and agriculture ministry officials.
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