FACTS of BFU
Thanks to the unrelenting efforts of all the faculty and students over the past six decades, BFU has developed itself from a specialized college in forestry to its current status as a multi-disciplinary university with leading positions among its counterparts in such disciplines as forestry, soil and water conservation, desertification control and prevention, landscape architecture, biology, and forest engineering, together with an extensive coverage of disciplines in agriculture, science and technology, economics and management, liberal arts, fine arts, law, and philosophy. Around 100,000 high-level forestry professionals and overseas students have emerged from BFU as the builders of the country, including 13 celebrated academicians and a whole stock of distinguished scientists, researchers and managers.
Currently, BFU is arranged into fourteen schools and colleges of studies, a Graduate School, a School of Continuing Education and a School of International Studies, offering 57 undergraduate programs, 116 master’s programs, 39 PhD schemes and 5 post-doctoral research stations. With three distinguished academicians in the leading, a highly competent teaching force provides high-quality education to 32,000 students, which breaks down to 13,000 undergraduates, 4,100 graduates, 13,000 continuing education students and 1,700 part-time graduate students. Partnerships have also been entered between BFU, with over 170 higher education institutes, research institutes or NGOs throughout 30 countries and regions to carry out cooperative endeavors in education, scientific research and technologies. There is a First Category national key discipline (under which seven second category key disciplines are included), two second category national key disciplines, one key (backup) national discipline, and a number of key disciplines at provincial/ministerial level. With forestry (a First Category discipline) in the leading position among its national counterparts, competitive advantages have taken shape that highlight the university’s specialties in forest resources conservation, landscape architecture and human habitation environment, bio-materials and energies, ecology and environment, forest biology, as well as in humanities and social sciences.