Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University
ZAFU, located in Lin’an District of western Hangzhou, is a provincial-level key university jointly built by the provincial government and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration in 1958. As a comprehensive university, ZAFU features in agriculture and forestry, biology as well as environment with programs of Bachelor, Master and Doctor.
ZAFU now has three campuses containing Yijin , Donghu and Zhuji, covering nearly 213 hectares in total. It has 20 colleges and divisions, with 67 undergraduate programs, among which, more than 30 were included in national key programs. Five branches of disciplines are on the list of key disciplines nurtured by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration and Forestry is the discipline with post-doctoral research center.
Always with open mind, ZAFU takes a positive attitude towards pro moting cross-culture exchanges and cooperation. Till now, ZAFU has signed cooperation agreements with more than 100 universities and academic institutes in 27 countries and regions including the UK, the USA, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Australia in terms of academic exchanges, joint school running and scientific research. Apart from it, ZAFU has built up sound ties with the University of British Columbia (Canada) in joint programs, established the Confucius Institute jointly with the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), agreed on the joint cultivation of talents with Warsaw University of Life Sciences and University of Helsinki, launched CSC government-sponsored oversea education with State University of Agriculture (Russia), St Petersburg State University, Ukrainian University of Life Sciences and SNAU-Sumy National Agrarian University. ZAFU is winning international reputations day by day.
ZAFU attaches great importance to the cultivation of ecological culture and is a modern ecological campus with "two gardens (campus and botanical garden) in one". It is honored as "a model of campus construction of Zhejiang universities" and "an ideal place to study and learn". ZAFU has been awarded "National Ecological Civilization Education Base" by the Ministry of Education and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.