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Northeast Forestry University
Motto学参天地 德合自然
Motto in English
Promoting excellent learning and noble virtue
TypeNational university
Established1952; 72 years ago (1952)
Officer in charge
Academic staff
Location, ,
Colors  green
NicknameNEFU; 林大

Northeast Forestry University (NEFU; 东北林业大学) is a public university in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. It is affiliated with the Ministry of Education, and co-founded by the Minister of Education, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, and the Heilongjiang Provincial People's Government. The university is part of Project 211 and the Double First-Class Construction.


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 the Forestry Department of Northeast Agricultural College. It is one of the three oldest institutions for forestry education and research in China.


Northeast Forestry University is located in the city of Harbin, the center of the region with China's largest state-owned forests. It's campus covers more than 136 hectares (336 acres 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). The university has a total area 33,000 hectares (81,545 acres).

The campus contains 15 dormitories and one dining hall. As a university which has more than 20,000 undergraduate students enrolled, the population density is higher than many other universities in China.

Academics and Research

The Main Building

NEFU is a multidisciplinary university with forestry as its leading field. It offers a unique specialization in forestry engineering as well as focusing on the forestry-related aspects of agriculture, science, engineering, economy, management, liberal arts, and law. The university is composed of sixteen colleges 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 teaching and research centers for basic sciences, particularly in biology, which are also approved by the Ministry of Education.

NEFU manages 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 Disciplines

First grade of National key disciplines

The Library
One of the main roads on campus


Forest Engineering

Second Grade of National Key Disciplines

Key Disciplines of State Forestry Administration

Key Disciplines of Heilongjiang Province

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

Provincial Key Discipline Groups

Provincial First-level Key Disciplines

Provincial Second-level Key Disciplines

Key Laboratories

Research Centers and Institutes

Academic Periodicals


The university has 1,269 full-time teachers.

National Academician

Northeast Forestry University Exchange Program

Chinese Program

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, and advanced-level classes, as well as short-term classes.

Colleges and Departments

Behind the Main Building

Outstanding alumni

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 presidents

See also


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