College of Life and Environmental Sciences, CLES for short, a key college on sciences and engineering in Minzu University of China, rapidly develops under the support of “211 Project” Construction Program, “985 Project” Construction Program and “World-class Universities and World-class Disciplines” Construction Program. The excellent teaching staff of CLES, led by renowed discipline leaders and academic backbones, undertakes dozens of key national and provincial projects and tasks. The national model lab teaching center and provincial lab (engineering) center of CLES provides outstanding facility platform for talent cultivation and scientific research. CLES has evolved into an important sterotypical base for serving the minority areas and cultivating high level talents for ethnic groups.
During the time of the Thirteenth Five-year Plan, CLES will take painstaking efforts to strengthen discipline construction, prioritizing the construction of Ecology and paying continuous attention to Biology and Environmental Science and Engineering, to teaching staff construction, introducing high-level research talents and cultivating current staff, to lab and equipment facility construction, applying for more national and provincial key labs, to field practice base construction, to teaching and talent cultivation reform, enhancing talent cultivation quality and to scientific research on ecology and environment in ethnic areas to promote innovation and academic research. We are confident to make CLES a characteristic first-class college within China with the joint efforts of the faculty and students.