Zhejiang A & F University

Why Study at Zhejiang A & F University, China

Zhejiang A & F University(ZAFU) 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.

(1) History

Zhejiang A & F University was founded in 1958 and named Tianmu Forestry College. In 1966, it’s name was changed into Zhejiang Forestry College, and upgraded to Zhejiang A & F University in 2010. ZAFU has developed into a comprehensive university with characteristic disciplines of agriculture and forestry after more than 50 years’construction.

(2) Discipline and programs

Zhejiang A & F University has 16 teaching schools, colleges and division: School of Agriculture and Food Science, School of Forestry and Biotechnology, School of Environmental Science and Technology, School of Engineering, School of Landscape Architecture, School of Economics and Management, School of Humanities, School of Information and Engineering, School of Foreign Languages, School of Tourism and Health, School of Tea Culture, School of Science, School of Art Design, International College, Continuing Education College and Division of Physical & Military Training. It has 47 undergraduate majors, among them 1 national characteristic major and 8 key provincial major. ZAFU also has national excellent subjects, 11 provincial excellent subjects and 1 Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstrate Center. 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.

(3) Academic facilities and scientific research

Zhejiang A & F University boasts a 1,500 strong team of staff and faculty, of which 900 are teachers, two are shared academicians, one is elected among the national new century talent pool, two are professors specially engaged by the provincial government, 54 are included in the 151 talent-cultivating program, 18 are discipline leading teachers among the province-wide universities, 195 are qualified to tutor graduates, more than 40 are provincial outstanding teachers, 1 is entitled as prominent teacher in term of professional ethics by the state.

(4) Great achievements 

In the past five years, about 1,527 projects have been carried out at the university. Research funding has reached 194 million RMB, with more than 25 projects receiving national and provincial awards. Among them, Production Technology and Application of Sliced Bamboo Veneer won Second Prize for the National Technology Invention Award in 2007. In addition, ZAFU also won Second Prize for the National Technology Progress Award as a key participant in another project. Moreover, ZAFU has won First Prize for Science and Technology Awards at the provincial level for three consecutive years. Up to now, among the 2,426 academic articles published, 170 pieces have been collected by three search systems, such as SCI, EI, and ISTP. The Journal of Zhejiang A & F University has been included in the elite group of journals in Zhejiang Province with its impact factor exceeding 1.0. In addition to all the above, a series of research results, after being put into practice, have had tremendous economic and social effects.

(5) Communication and international cooperation

Zhejiang A & F University 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. ZAFU has also built up sound ties with West Sydney University (Australia) and Alberta University (Canada) in joint education programs. Now 43 foreign experts together with 50 foreign language teachers are teaching and researching in ZAFU on a long-term basis.

At present, the uiversity 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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