The forerunner of this school is the Department of Agricultural Meteorology and it was founded by the famous agricultural meteorologist — Mr. Feng Xiuzao in 1960. Master's Degree was granted in 1978 and Doctor's Degree in 2003. Currently, the school covers the following bachelor's disciplines — Applied Meteorology, Agricultural Resources and Environment and two doctorate branches — Applied Meteorology, Biology. Applied Meteorology is the key discipline of China Meteorology Bureau and the second batch of national specialty discipline. It is internationally renowned for its excellent teaching and research in agri-meteorology.
Staff and students
Over the years, about 3000 Bachelor students and 300 Master students and 12 PhD students have graduated from the College. The college has 24 doctoral students, 160 postgraduates and 541 undergraduates. The College is known for its strong expertise in the field of agro-meteorology and applied meteorology in China. At present, there are 7 supervisors of PhD student, 8 professors and 11 associate professors in the College. The College has enjoyed a good reputation both at domestic and abroad for its new system of integrating teaching with research and service.
Teaching and learning
Teaching facilities include agro-meteorological experimental station under the guide of CMA, analysis laboratory of agricultural resources and environment, joint scientific test base of arid meteorology, school library and study area, and computer laboratories.
Applied Meteorology at NUIST is world-renowned for its pioneering research on agri-climatic resources, weather and agricultural disaster prevention and mitigation, agricultural ecological environment, climate change and agriculture, agro-meteorological monitoring and forecasting. The school is closely related to China Meteorology .The Yale-NUIST Center on atmospheric environment is jointly sponsored by Yale University and Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST). Established in 2011, the Center carries out research and education on pollution and resource issues related to China’s atmospheric environment, and promotes academic exchange between the two universities. Association is the designated unit to offer training on agriculture meteorology and it assumes the responsibility of training for World Meteorology Organization.