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Zhejiang Forestry University
2012-05-30 10:14:25

Founded in 1958, nearly 50 years ago, Zhejiang Forestry University (ZFU) is a comprehensive university directly under the auspices of Zhejiang Province offering bachelor and master degrees in agriculture, technology, science, literature, management, law, economics, medicine, etc. and enrolling international students as well as students from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

The campus combined with the botanical garden comprise an ecological environment with functions of teaching, scientific research, and biodiversity conservation. Its modern buildings and facilities in a setting of great natural beauty, surrounded by mountains and water, make ZFU a most suitable place for learning, teaching, and conducting research.

ZFU has 50 undergraduate majors, among them 4 national characteristic major and 3 key provincial major. It is authorized to award 1 first-class master’s degree in forestry engineering and 15 second-class master's degrees in science, technology, literature, management, agriculture, law etc.

ZFU boasts a strong team of staff and faculty, of which two are shared academicians, one is elected among the national new century talent pool, two are professors specially engaged by the provincial government, 72 are included in the 151 talent-cultivating program. ZFU recruits students from 24 provinces, municipality and autonomous region. ZFU makes persistent and unswerving efforts to produce well- informed, highly-capable, well-cultivated and innovation-minded practical students. Graduates of ZFU are well received for their diligence, devotion and capability. The first employment rate of undergraduate students is always more than 90% and in the forefront of Zhejiang universities. In 2007, Education Ministry formally evaluated ZFU as outstanding in term of teaching.

ZFU promotes international exchange and co-operation and has built up collaborative and academic relationships with 30 universities and academic institutes in more than 10 countries and regions, such as the USA and Canada. ZFU has also built up sound ties with West Sydney University (Australia) and Alberta University (Canada) in joint education programs.

At present, the university is striding on its way to build an ecologic university with the development strategy of educating ecological philosophy and strengthen the university by innovation.


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