Northeast Forestry University

Northeast Forestry University (NEFU; simplified Chinese: 东北林业大学; traditional Chinese: 東北林業大學; pinyin: Dōngběi Línyè Dàxué), located in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, is an institution of higher education and research under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, serve as the largest forestry university in China and a key university within the scope of national "211 Project". It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[1]

Northeast Forestry University
东北林业大学 (Chinese)
Northeast Forestry University logo.png
Motto学参天地 德合自然
Motto in English
Promoting excellent learning and noble virtue
TypeNational university
Officer in charge
Academic staff
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NicknameNEFU; 林大
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese東北林業大學
Simplified Chinese东北林业大学


The main entrance of NEFU, the school gate since established

Founded in 1952, Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) was formed by the combination of both Zhejiang University and Forestry Department of Northeast Agricultural College, and one of the three oldest institutions for forestry education and research all over the country.


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.

The campus covers 136 hectares, there are 15 dormitories, and only one dining hall. As a university which has more than 20,000 undergraduate students enrolled, the population density is larger than other universities in China.

Academics and ResearchEdit

The Main Building

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 composed of sixteen schools and two departments.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.

NEFU has a 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.

Key DisciplinesEdit

First grade of National key disciplinesEdit

The Library
One of the main roads on campus


  • Forest Tree Genetics and Breeding
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Protection
  • Forest Management
  • Wildlife Conservation and Utilization
  • Ornamental Plants and Horticulture
  • Soil and Water Conservation and Desertification Controlling

Forest Engineering

  • Forest Engineering
  • Wood Science and Technology
  • Chemical Processing Engineering of Forest Products

Second Grade of National Key DisciplinesEdit

  • Botany
  • Ecology

Key Disciplines of State Forestry AdministrationEdit

  • Forest Tree Genetics and Breeding
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Management
  • Ornamental Plants and Horticulture
  • Chemical Processing Engineering of Forest Products
  • Forestry Economics and Management

Key Disciplines of Heilongjiang ProvinceEdit

The Liangshui Experimental Forestry Center, Liangshui National Nature Reserve, Yichun, China
The Feidu Hotel in Maoershan Experimental Forestry Center

Provincial Key Discipline Groups

  • Forestry
  • Biology Material Science and Technology

Provincial First-level Key Disciplines

  • Biology
  • Forestry
  • Forest Engineering
  • Agricultural and Forestry Economics and Management

Provincial Second-level Key Disciplines

  • Population, Resources and Environmental Economics
  • Chemistry and Physics of Polymers
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Computer Applied Technology
  • Chemical Processing Engineering of Forest Products
  • Biomaterial Engineering
  • Forest Tree Genetics and Breeding
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Management
  • Horticulture
  • Soil and Water Conservation and Desertification Controlling
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Corporate Management
  • Accounting

Key LaboratoriesEdit

  • Key Laboratory of Forest Plant Ecology, Ministry of Education * Key Laboratory of Bio-Based Material Science and Technology
  • Key Laboratory of Forest Tree Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology, Ministry of Education

Research Centers and InstitutesEdit

  • National Base for Cultivating People of Life Science and Technology
  • National Base for Cultivating People of Base Science Research and Teaching (Biology Major)
  • Maoershan Experimental Forestry Center
  • Liangshui Experimental Forestry Center
  • Forestry Demonstration Base of Harbin

Academic PeriodicalsEdit

  • Journal of Northeast Forestry University
  • Wildlife
  • Green Financial Affairs and Accounting
  • Chinese Forestry Economy
  • Forest Engineering
  • Journal of Forestry Research
  • Bulletin of Botanical Research


The university has 1,269 full-time teachers.

National AcademicianEdit

  • Ma, Jianzhang 马建章; Distinguished expert of wildlife ecology and management
  • Li, Jian 李坚; Distinguished expert of wood science
  • Song, Zhanqian 宋湛谦; Distinguished expert of forestry engineering and chemical processing of forest products
  • Tang, Shouzheng 唐守正; Distinguished expert of forest management and forest statistics
  • Fang, Zhiyuan 方智远; Distinguished expert of vegetable heredity breeding
  • Sun, Tieheng 孙铁珩; Distinguished expert of pollution ecology and environmental engineering
  • Feng, Zongwei 冯宗炜; Distinguished expert of ecology
  • Xia, Xianzhu 夏咸柱; Distinguished expert of zoopathology

Northeast Forestry University Exchange ProgramEdit

Chinese ProgramEdit

Chinese Training Center of Northeast Forestry University offers courses on different levels for overseas students, including oral Chinese, listening, Chinese Literature, Writing, International Trade, Intensive Reading and HSK Training. The center has basic, elementary, intermediate, advanced level class as well as short-term classes.

Colleges and DepartmentsEdit

Behind the Main Building
  • College of Forestry
  • College of Wildlife Resources
  • College of Electromechanical Engineering
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Information and Computer Engineering
  • College of Life Science
  • College of Vocation and Technique
  • College of Forest Economics and Management
  • College of Landscape Architecture
  • College of Material Science and Engineering
  • College of Civil Engineering
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Foreign Languages
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • College of Traffic
  • College of Continuing Education
  • Physical Education Department

Outstanding alumniEdit

Wan, Gang 万钢; Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China

Zhang, Yi 张毅; Former director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission

List of presidentsEdit

  • Liu, Chengdong 刘成栋 (1952–1963)
  • Yang, Xianjin 杨衔晋 (1979–1983)
  • Xiu, Guohan 修国翰 (1983–1985, 1985–1989)
  • Zhu, Guoxi 朱国玺 (1990–1995)
  • Li, Jian 李坚 (1996–2007)
  • Yang, Chuanping 杨传平 (2007 -2017 )
  • Li, Bin 李斌 (2017- )

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".

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