Brief Introduction of NEFU



Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) was founded in 1952 and formed by the combination of both Zhejiang University and forestry department of Northeast Agricultural College. It is currently one of the key universities affiliated with the Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China as well as one of the universities of the "211 Project".

Northeast Forestry University is located in the city of Harbin, the center of the region with China's largest state-owned forests. Its campus covers more than 136 hectares with teaching buildings, scientific research laboratories and practice sites. In addition, there are several practice centers which include the Maoershan Experimental Forestry Center (Maoershan National Forest Park) and the Liangshui Experimental Forestry Center (Liangshui National Nature Reserve) etc. Therefore,the university has a total area of 33,000 hectares.

NEFU is presently a multidisciplinary university with forestry as its leading field and offers a unique specialization in forestry engineering. NEFU has also specializes in forestry-related aspects of agriculture, science, engineering, economy, management, liberal arts and law. The university at present is comprised of sixteen schools and two departments, including College of Forestry Economic Management, College of Forestry, College of Landscape Architecture, College of Wildlife Resources, College of Material Science Engineering, College of Electromechanical Engineering, College of Information & Computer Engineering, College of Life Science, College of Civil Engineering, College of Traffic & Transport Engineering, College of Engineering Technique, College of Science, College of Humanities and Social Science, College of Foreign Language, College of Adult Education, College of Vocational Technical. There are five post-doctoral scientific research programs, four first-level and thirty-two second-level doctoral degree programs. In addition, there are also ten first-level, seventy-five second-level master's degree programs, three types of special discipline master's degree programs in nine fields and fifty-seven undergraduate programs. NEFU has two national first-level key disciplines, two national second-level key disciplines, six key disciplines authorized by the State Forestry Administration, two key discipline groups authorized by Heilongjiang Province, four Heilongjiang Provincial first-level key disciplines, and fifteen Heilongjiang Provincial subordinate key disciplines. With the approval of National Planning Commission and Ministry of Education, NEFU runs the national training centers of life science and technology. In addition, NEFU operates the teaching and research centers of basic sciences particularly in biology, which are also approved by the Ministry of Education.

There are now more than 28,000 students of various backgrounds in NEFU. Since its founding in 1952, NEFU has cultivated over 70,000 students and has become the largest national training center for personnel engaged in advanced sciences relating to forestry. The university has about 1300 full-time teachers, including seven academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and visiting academicians and two specially invited professors of Changjiang Scholar Program. In recent years, some members of NEFU faculty have received special honors, including three national-level Excellent Teacher award, four provincial Famous Teacher award, five provincial-level Excellent Teacher award and two Provincial Model Teachers.

NEFU has excellent facilities for teaching, research and practice, with one national scientific observation key station (Maoershan forestry ecological system location station), three key laboratories of Ministry of Education, four key laboratories of the State Forestry Administration, and forty-nine research institutions. There are also nine practice sites within the school, including the Maoershan Experimental Forestry Center and Liangshui Experimental Forestry Center and 180 bases outside the school.

Since 2001, NEFU has won more than 140 awards of varying levels in scientific researches, including two National second-place awards for Technology and Innovation, three National second-place awards for Advancements in Science and Technology, one Heliang Heli Fund award for Advancements in Science and Technology, six Liangxi prizes awarded by Chinese Society of Forestry, seventy-four other provincial and departmental awards and has obtained sixty-nine national patents.

Northeast Forestry University has made great development in international communication and cooperation. It has established intercollegiate cooperative relations with fifty-eight universities and institutions. In recent years, NEFU has invited more than 300 foreign experts and scholars from more than thirty countries and regions (including the United States, Canada, Russia and Sweden, etc.) to teach, lecture, research, visit and tour the university.

The university will make concerted efforts to build itself into a well –known and research-oriented university with influence in the world.