The School of Information and Computer Science，through twenty years’ innovation and development, has been constantly expanded and grown. It has two master’s degree programs (Computer Application Technology and Agricultural Informatization) and six undergraduate programs (Computer Science and Technology, Communication Engineering, Network Engineering, Electronic and Information Engineering, Logistics Engineering and Internet of Things Engineering), with one doctoral program (Crop Informatics) and one master’s program (Bioinformatics) under construction.
We have a proficient and competent team of teaching and research stuff with 74 faculty members, 40% of whom are teachers with a Ph.D. degree, including nine professors, 19 associate professors, one doctoral supervisor and 26 master’s supervisors. At present, we have more than 1300 students, including over 100 postgraduates and Ph.D. candidates.
We have constructed 31 provincial model centers for computing service courses and different levels of teaching laboratories. Meanwhile, we have established provincial platforms of “Model Base of Nationwide Agricultural and Rural Informatization of Agricultural Ministry”, “Key Laboratory of Agricultural Information Science of Anhui Province”, “Key Laboratory of Agricultural Internet Technology Integration and Application of the Agricultural Ministry of China”, “Identification Station of Electronic Industry Professional Skills of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China” and built research laboratories of “Agricultural Internet”, “Agricultural Data”, “Agricultural Robots”, “Agricultural Intelligence Equipment”, “Inspection and Liability of Agricultural Product Security” and “Circulation and E-Commerce of Agricultural Products”. In terms achievements in scientific research, we have worked as principal investigators and collaborators on more than 60 provincial and ministerial research projects, including more than 20 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Technology Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 948 Program of the Ministry of Agriculture of China, Special Project of the Ministry of Land and Resources of China, and the Major Research Program of Anhui Province. Also, our faculty have published more than 200 papers, including 40 SCI and EI-cited ones, obtained around 150 software copyrights and patents for utility models and have been awarded one first-class prize, one second and one third for Provincial Science and Technology Progress. We have compiled 10 unified teaching materials of the Ministry of Education of China and have been awarded two prizes for Teaching Achievement of Anhui Province. Our students have won over 100 prizes, including 10 national ones.
So far, we have cooperated in the establishment of over 10 bases of “Industry-University-Research” with the Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science), Iflytek Co. Ltd, Germplasm Resources Reserve of Dangshan Pears, the State Key Laboratory of Tea Plant Biology and Utilization, the National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Crop Stress-Resistance Breeding and Disaster-Alleviation and Anhui Keli Information Industry Co. Ltd. During recent years, we have also set up relationships of cooperation and exchanges with universities at home and abroad, with teachers sent each year to universities in the United States, Japan, Australia, and Israel for further communication and studies.