1. Brief Introduction
The School of Resource and Environmental Sciences was one of the earliest colleges founded in HIST. The roots of the school can be traced back to the Plant Protection Discipline founded in 1952. Plant Protection Department was founded in 1959, and was combined into Agronomy Department with Agriculture Department in 1994. The Plant Protection Department became dependent in 2000. The Pharmaceutical Engineering Discipline and Environmental Sciences Discipline were founded in 2002, 2005 respectively. In2006, the Plant Protection Department formally changed its name to the School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, combining the ，the Specialty of Agricultural Resources and Environment of Agronomy Department founded in 2004, and the Pharmaceutical Engineering Discipline was transferred to the School of Chemical Engineering. The Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control began to enroll postgraduate students in 2007, which became one of the first master programs of HIST. The Plant Quarantine Discipline was established in 2016 and began to enroll undergraduates at the same year. Now the school has 9 staffroom and more than 1500 undergraduates.
The School has two departments: Plant Protection Department and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant Protection Department has Plant Protection Discipline and Plant Quarantine Discipline. The Environmental Sciences Discipline and Agricultural Resources and Environment Discipline are in the Environmental Sciences Department. Now there are nine staff rooms, namely, the staff room of entomology, the staff room of plant pathology, the staffroom of pesticide science, the staff room of pollution-free agriculture, the staff room of plant quarantine, the staff room of environmental monitoring, the staff room of environmental pollution and control, the staff room of ecology, and the staff room of agricultural resource.
2. Discipline Construction
The School currently has 1 provincial key second-level discipline (The Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control). Besides, the Plant Protection has been listed as HIST key first-level discipline and Plant Nutrition as HIST key second-level discipline. The Plant Protection speciality is the provincial characteristic speciality and the Agricultural Resources and Environment speciality is HIST characteristic discipline.
The Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control was one of the first disciplines that were authorized to enroll postgraduate students in 2007. Currently, there are15 master tutors, forming four cultivation directions: Insect Ecology and Pest Management, Insects Resource Classification and Utilization, Pest Prevention and Control Technology, and Pesticide Toxicology. The School began to enroll postgraduate students majoring in Plant Protection and Agricultural Resources in 2015 with both full-time and part-time schooling.
3. Scientific Research
Of the 11 research platforms, there is1 state-level scientific research platform, namely“ Xinxiang Comprehensive Experimental Station of National Bee Industry Technology System”; 2 provincial scientific research platforms---The CottonGenetic Improvement and Pest Control Academician Workstation, and the Cotton Gene Engineering Breeding and Pest Prevention and Control Engineering Laboratory. The Insect Taxonomy Research Team is ranked as provincial scienceand technology innovation team. And there are other scientific researchplat forms such as the Xinxiang Major Crop Pest Prevention and Control Key Laboratory, Pest Prevention and Control Institute, Pesticide Research Institute, Institute of Bees; Pest Prevention and Control & Resource Utilization Collaborative Innovation Center, Agricultural Pest Detection and Control Laboratory, and Pesticide Residue Control Engineering Center.
In recent five years, the School has undertaken 36 projects with funds of RMB 5.1 million and published 311 academic papers of which 66 papers were indexed by SCI, EI and ISTP, and published 8 academic works. It has been awarded 15 times, and 10 invention patents and 30 utility model patents were innovated.
4. Faculty &Staff
Among the 73 full-time teachers in the School, there are 7professors, 22 associate professors and 35 teachers with doctor degree. Besides, there are 2 double hired academicians and 4 part-time maser tutors.
5. Contract Us
School of Resource and Environmental Sciences
Henan Institute of Science and Technology
Eastern HuaLan Avenue, Xinxiang City, Henan Province, China 453003