University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (6): 19-25.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201810012

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Exploration on the Construction of Phytochemistry Curriculum System Based on First-Class Undergraduate Teaching

Jinming GAO*(),Huiling GENG,Junru WANG,Jiwen ZHANG,Wei ZHU   

  • Received:2018-10-15 Published:2019-03-01
  • Contact: Jinming GAO
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At present, the specialty of applied chemistry has been set up in 442 colleges or universities. The key issue we should urgently solve is how to make this major characteristic and have broad prospect of demands. The milestone event, that Youyou Tu won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the separation of Artemisinin, further highlights the importance of "research on chemical constituents of plants". Meanwhile the demand for the active ingredients of plants in human medical and health care is also increasing. After 18 years of teaching practice and exploration, closely combined with the mission of construction of "double first-class" agricultural university, we have found the first-class advantages and characteristics of cultivating the applied chemistry, a long-term specialty, in our university with the support of phytochemistry. With the landmark achievement of "phytochemistry" as the national top-quality curriculum, we have built a new undergraduate education system for applied chemistry in Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, which is closely linked to the national major demands of double first-rate strategic plan.

Key words: Organic chemistry, First-class undergraduate teaching, Innovative talent, Phytochemistry, Curriculum system


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