Introduction to College of Tobacco Science
In 1975, Henan Agricultural University took the lead in China in establishing the undergraduate major of tobacco science, which was thepioneering event in the field of higher education in China. In 2008, the College of Tobacco Science was established during the college and department adjustment in HAU, and in 2009, China National Tobacco Corporation (State Tobacco Monopoly Administration) signed a framework agreement on strategic cooperation with Henan Agricultural University to co-construct the College of Tobacco science.
Up to now, there are three undergraduate majors in the college, which are Tobacco Science, Food Science and Engineering (Tobacco Engineering) and Flavor and Fragrance Technology & Engineering. The college also has four master degree program in Tobacco Science, Tobacco Engineering, Agronomy and Seed Industry (Tobacco science direction), Biology and Medicine (Tobacco Engineering direction), and one doctoral degree program in Tobacco Science. Thus far, the college has established a complete higher education personnel training system of bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctoral degree and postdoctoral research center. It is worth mentioning that the Tobacco Science major has been selected as the national first-class undergraduate major construction site, and it has also been appraised as one of the state-level characteristic majors and the first-class majors in Henan Province. The master’s degree program in Tobacco Engineering has been appraised as one of the “special brand master’s degree authorization points in Henan Province”. The Tobacco Cultivation course has won several honors such as National Excellent Course, National Excellent Resource Sharing Course, and Provincial Excellent Course.So far, the college has totally 4 provincial-level first-class courses, 1 provincial-level excellent grassroots teaching organization, and more than 20 teaching internship bases both inside and outside Henan province.
The discipline of tobacco science has been rated as a key construction discipline in the eighth and ninth batches of Henan Province.The college has established 8 provincial-level scientific research platforms, including the National Tobacco Cultivation Physiology and Biochemistry Research Base, the Key Laboratory of Tobacco Cultivation in the Tobacco Industry, and the Tobacco Biology and Processing Science Observation Experimental Station of Ministry of Rural Agriculture of the PRC.
The college currently has 89 faculty members, including 13 professors, 25 associate professors, 1 associate researcher, 7 doctoral supervisors, 47 master's supervisors, with 78 teachers having doctoral degrees, 1 expert enjoying special government allowances from the State Council, 1 executive director of the China Tobacco Society, 2 members of the Science and Technology Committee of the National Tobacco Monopoly Administration, 2 disciplinary leaders of the National Tobacco Monopoly Administration, and 1 outstanding expert in Henan Province, 1 recipient of the Henan Province Innovation Excellence Medal, 2 academic and technological leaders in Henan Province, 2 outstanding talents in Henan Province, 4 backbone teachers in Henan Province, and 3 civilized teachers in Henan Province.
The college adheres to the schooling philosophy of “humanity centered, science advocated, and pursuing excellence”, and to the educational positioning of “based in Henan, facing the whole country, serving the Tobacco industry, going to the world”. It takes moral education as the foundation, strengthening agriculture as its own responsibility, and cultivating top-notch innovative talents and industry-leading talents as the educational goal.Adhering to the educational philosophy of “broad caliber and solid foundation”, the college has built a curriculum system that is “balanced and suitable for general and specialized education”.Adhering to student-centered approach, the college initiates a student cultivation model that integrates science and education, industry and education, school enterprise cooperation, and major sharing and co-construction.
The college has successively signed strategic cooperation framework agreements with several tobacco industry units such as China National Tobacco Corporation, Jiangxi Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, Sichuan Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, Hainan Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, Hubei Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, China Tobacco Henan Industrial Co., Ltd., Great Wall Cigar Factory of China Tobacco Sichuan Industrial Co., Ltd., Three Gorges Cigarette Factory of China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Co., Ltd., as well as some other municipal tobacco monopoly bureaus of Bijie, Guizhou, Jiaohe Jilin, Sanmenxia, Luoyang, and Nanyang of Henan,. With the aim of “tobacco rejuvenation through science and technology”, the college continuously contributes scientific and technological innovation achievements to the industry, provides high-level technical talents, and has made outstanding contributions to promote the high-quality development of the tobacco industry.
National Tobacco Cultivation Physiology and Biochemistry Research Base
Key Laboratory of Tobacco Cultivation in Tobacco Industry
Observation and Experimental Station for Tobacco Biology and Processing Science of Ministry of Agriculture
Research Center for Essence, Fragrance and Flavoring Engineering Technology of Henan Province
Henan Biochar Engineering Technology Research Center
Henan Engineering Laboratory of Biochar Technology
Henan Provincial Water and Fertilizer Integration Engineering Technology Research Center
烟草学是作物学国家一级学科下属的二级学科，是河南省重点二级学科，所在专业是国家级特色专业和一流专业。烟草学专业始建于1975年，在2021年软科国内专业排名为A+。目前拥有“烟草学”博士后流动站和博士、硕士、学士学位授权点，拥有“国家烟草栽培生理生化研究基地” “烟草行业烟草栽培重点实验室” 农业部“烟草生物学与加工科学观测试验站”等七个省部级科研平台，并与中国烟草总公司、湖北中烟、四川中烟、河南中烟、海南省局、四川局、河南省局等单位签订了战略合作框架协议，共建烟草学院和烟草学科。
Tobacco science is a second level discipline under the national first level discipline of crop science, and is a key second level discipline in Henan Province. Its major is a national characteristic specialty and first-class specialty. The tobacco science major was founded in 1975 and ranked A+in the domestic soft science major in 2021. At present, there are seven provincial-level scientific research platforms, including the "Tobacco Science" postdoctoral mobile station and doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree authorization points. There are also seven provincial-level scientific research platforms, including the "National Tobacco Cultivation Physiological and Biochemical Research Base", "Key Laboratory of Tobacco Cultivation in the Tobacco Industry", "Tobacco Biology and Processing Science Observation and Experimental Station" of the Ministry of Agriculture, and the China National Tobacco Corporation, Hubei China Tobacco, Sichuan China Tobacco, Henan China Tobacco, Hainan Provincial Bureau, and Sichuan Bureau Henan Provincial Bureau and other units have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to jointly establish the Tobacco College and Tobacco Discipline.
The tobacco discipline closely focuses on the major theoretical and key technical issues in tobacco production in Henan and the whole country, actively undertakes major national and provincial-level projects, conducts in-depth joint research, and has made significant breakthroughs in basic theoretical research and technological innovation. It has achieved a number of valuable research results, such as floating seedling cultivation, balanced fertilization, three-stage baking, dense curing rooms, development of characteristic high-quality tobacco leaves, and production of cigar raw materials. These achievements have been implemented by the National Tobacco Monopoly Administration and China Tobacco Company as the main technology promoters nationwide, innovating modern tobacco agricultural production and operation modes, establishing a brand oriented tobacco raw material production system, Chinese style cigarette low harm and low coke technology, and high-quality cigar tobacco production theoretical system, leading the development direction of China's tobacco technology and production, It has played a demonstrative and driving role in the rapid promotion of modern tobacco agriculture and the high-quality development of the tobacco industry in China. It is recognized by the industry and related academic fields, and the promotion and application of achievements have produced huge social and economic benefits.
Food Science and Engineering (Tobacco Engineering)
Flavor and Fragrance Technology & Engineering
Agronomy and Seed Industry (Tobacco science direction)
Biology and Medicine (Tobacco Engineering direction)
The course of Tobacco Cultivation has been rated as a national high-quality course and a video open course, and has won the first prize of Excellent Teaching Achievement in Henan Province; Published 6 national planning textbooks and 8 monographs for the 13th Five Year Plan period; The "Teaching Reform and Innovation" project won the school's comprehensive second prize for the first time; The tobacco discipline has been recognized by the National Tobacco Monopoly Administration as a high-level talent training base.
The system has bred three high aroma tobacco varieties, Yuyan 10, 11, and 12, achieving industrialization of high carbon based soil remediation fertilizer. We have established an annual production line of 50000 tons of high carbon based soil remediation fertilizer at the Innovation Workstation (Dengfeng) of the Postdoctoral Mobile Station in Crop Science (Tobacco Science). Currently, we have promoted more than 800000 acres. In November 2016, Guo Gengmao, Vice Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Committee of the National People's Congress, gave full recognition during his inspection. In June 2017, Chen Runer, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Governor, praised during his inspection, saying, "We should start from the soil, comprehensively consider plant protection, fertilizer, tobacco and other aspects, and promote the upgrading of the traditional tobacco industry."; The demonstration area of the self selected and self raised Yuyan series varieties has been further expanded, with the promotion area accounting for 30% of the tobacco planting area in Henan Province; New and renovated liquid fuel and biomass drying rooms have been built and renovated in tobacco producing areas such as Hunan and Henan, achieving independent and precise baking. It has played a significant demonstration and driving role in the rapid promotion of modern tobacco agriculture and the development of characteristic tobacco leaves in China.
In recent years, this discipline has led and undertaken more than 120 national, provincial, and ministerial level scientific research projects, including 6 National Natural Science Foundation projects and 1 National Tobacco Monopoly Administration major science and technology special project, with a total of over 150 million scientific research funds received. 44 achievements have been awarded at the provincial and ministerial level, including 9 first prizes and 18 second prizes; 8 approved varieties of Yuyan series, with over 130 authorized patents; Published over 2600 papers, including over 100 indexed by SCI and EI, as well as over 50 textbooks and monographs.