University History. Nanjing Forestry University (NJFU) is a provincial key university co-administered by Jiangsu Provincial Government and the National Ministry of Education. It was evolved to Nanjing Forestry College in 1952 from the Forest Departments of Central University (founded in 1902) and Jinling University (founded in 1910). In 1955, the forest departments of Wuhan University, Nanchang University and Hubei Agricultural Collage were merged in. Since 1985, it has obtained the present name. In 2017, NJFU enters into the list of "Double First-Class" University Project of China.
Education Programs. At present, NFU has 22 schools, offering a wealth of programs spanning across a broad range of fields with special emphasis on studies on resources, ecology and environment. In the fourth round of the national discipline evaluation (2017), three disciplines, ie., Forestry Engineering, Forestry, and Landscape Architecture, were rated as A class, occupying the first place among the forestry universities in China and among Jiangsu provincial colleges and universities. NJFU has been authorized to provide 8 mobile post-doctoral station programs, 46 doctoral degree programs, 115 master's degree authorization points, 27 professional degree authorization categories or areas, and 74 undergraduate programs. The total number of students is more than 30,000, among whom are 6,200 master, doctoral and foreign students. NJFU has more than 2050 faculty members, among whom are 2 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 181 PhD supervisors, and 700 teachers with senior titles.
Scientific Research. With the advantage of the characteristic disciplines, NJFU has long focused on the independent innovation. At present, NJFU possesses a National Engineering Center of Biologic Materials for Mechanical Products Packing, and 49 R&D research institutions, key labs and engineering research centers at provincial levels, among which are the Key Open Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Biotechnology, the Research Center of Forest Tree Seed in South China. There are also 66 university-based research institutions and centers. In recent years, NJFU has undertaken over 800 research projects, including more than 400 projects of the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). More than 300 achievements have been awarded by the state, ministry and province, including 5 National Invention Awards, 1 National Natural Science Award, 51 National Science and Technology Awards.
International Cooperation. NJFU attaches great importance to internationalization and takes an active role in developing open education and international exchange cooperation.NJFU has established long-term cooperative relationships in academic research, teacher training and talent exchange with dozens of universities and scientific research institutions from 30 countries. Some special international cooperation programs have been launched, such as the 3+2 program with the University of British Columbia, 3+1+1 program with the University of New Brunswick, 3+1 program with Rheinisch-Westfälische Techniche Hochschule Aachen, 3+1+1 program with the University of the West, 3+2 program with the University of North Texas, etc. Hundreds of students in NJFU go abroad to have international education, and around 600 international students come to NJFU to study and exchange annually.