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Welcome to Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), a place that advances knowledge and transforms lives through innovative academic programs, research, and outreach.



CSUFT at a Glance


Founded in 1958, CSUFT has developed into a multidisciplinary university comprising a wide range of disciplines in science, engineering, agriculture, arts, law, economics, management and education, and has been authorized to offer a comprehensive range of programs including bachelor, master, doctor’s programs and post-doctoral programs. Since its foundation, the university has turned out over 160,000 talents.CSUFT is located in the national historical and cultural city : Changsha.


Colleges & Departments


Currently the university consists of 24 colleges and departments: College of Forestry, College of Life Science and Technology, College of Science, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, College of Logistics, College of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, College of Computer and Information Engineering, College of Food Science and Engineering, College of Landscape Architecture, College of Furniture and Art Design, College of Business, College of Economics, College of Politics and Law, College of Foreign Languages, College of Tourism (College of Huatian Tourism and Hospitality Management), College of Physical Culture.College of Music, Department of Political Theory Teaching, International College, College of Adult Education, New College.



Post-doctoral, Doctoral and Master’s Programs


The university has 3 post-doctoral programs (forestry, biology, forestry engineering), 2 discipline-level doctoral programs (forestry, forestry engineering), 17 sub-discipline doctoral programs (ecology, forest cultivation, wood science and technology, forest engineering, chemical processing engineering of forestry products, forest protection, forest management, wood heredity breeding, botany, protection and utilization of wildlife, gardening and ornamental horticulture, water & soil conservancy and desertification control, cash forest, forestry engineering, processing engineering and utilization of forestry food, furniture and interior design, forestry recreation and park management), 4 discipline-level MA or MS programs (biology, environment science and engineering, forestry engineering, forestry), 46 sub-discipline MA or MS programs (biology, wood heredity breeding, zoology, forest cultivation, biochemistry and molecular biology, forest protection, ecology, forest management, mechanical theory and design, protection and utilization of wildlife, computer application technology, gardening and ornamental horticulture, forestry engineering, water & soil conservancy and desertification control, wood science and technology, tourism management, chemical processing engineering of forestry products, forestry economic management, environment science, forest products processing and storing engineering, environment and resource protection law, applied chemistry, design art, ferment engineering, physiology, environment engineering, aquatic biology, food science, microbiology, pomology, nerve biology, enterprise management, genetics, growth biology, biophysics, cell biology, cash forestry, mechanical manufacture and automation, forestry mechanical engineering, processing engineering and utilization of forestry food, structure engineering, furniture and interior design, forestry recreation and park management, agricultural promotion, higher education teaching, forestry engineering).



Key Disciplines


The university has 3 State-level key disciplines (forest cultivation, ecology, wood science and technology), 4 national-accredited key disciplines under the State Forestry Bureau (ecology, wood science and technology, forest protection, chemical processing engineering  of forestry products), 9 provincial key disciplines (forest cultivation, ecology, wood science and technology, forest protection, forestry engineering, forest management, environment and resource protection law, environment science, gardening and ornamental horticulture).


Undergraduate Programs


The university offers 62 undergraduate programs (information and computer science, biotechnology, resources, environment and urban and rural planning management, geographic information systems, environmental science, ecology, materials chemistry, chemical engineering and technology, wood science and engineering, industrial design, forest engineering, civil engineering, polymer materials and engineering, electronic engineering, electronic science and technology, mechanical design, manufacturing and automation, biological engineering, urban planning, transport, automotive services, engineering, computer science and technology, communications engineering, food science and engineering, food quality and safety, automation, mapping engineering, logistics engineering, software engineering, material forming and control engineering, energy and power engineering, engineering mechanics, gardening, forest resource protection and recreation, Chinese, English, Japanese, French, Korean, Russian, advertising, art and design, music, international economic and trade, finance, law, social sports, accounting, tourism management, marketing, agriculture, forestry economic management, human resources management, administration, land resources management, project management, logistics management, forestry chemical engineering and technology, architecture, international business, insurance, applied physics, forestry, horticulture) .


Elite Programs and Courses


The university has 7 State-managed degree programs (forestry and environmental science, forest engineering, wood science and engineering, art and design, gardening, travel management) and 9 provincial key disciplines (forestry, industrial design, wood science and engineering, garden, forestry industry, tourism management, agriculture, forestry economic management, biotechnology, art and design). There are 2 state-level elite courses (college English and wood science), 9 provincial elite courses (college English, wood science, engineering mechanics, remote sensing, general ecology, sports, environment and resources protection law, cultivation forest, material mechanics).




Now the university has 41,000 full-time students and the total number of faculty and staff is 2,510, including 198 professors, 614 associate professors. Among the faculty there are 2 members of Subject Appraisal Group of the State Council Degree Committee, 3 national-honored specialists with outstanding achievements, 18 provincial-honored and ministerial-honored experts with outstanding contributions, 22 key trainees as the academic leaders or technical leaders at the provincial level and ministerial level, 66 teachers enjoying State Council special subsidiary, 1 winner of National Outstanding Professional and Technical Personnel, 1 candidate of State-level Top Talents Project, 1 winner of Prominent Contributors to the Field Science and Technology, 1 winner of National May 1 Labor Medal, 1 winner in “Plan for Fostering Cross-century Personnel” of the Ministry of Education, 11 National Excellent Teachers, 1 winner of China Youth Science and Technology Award, 3 winners of the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation Award.





CSUFT has 1 State-level field observation station, 1 State-level engineering lab (for southern forestry ecological science application), 1 State-level teaching & experiment center (forest plants teaching & experiment center), 1 key and open lab under the State Forestry Bureau, 1 provincial- level industrial furniture design center, 3 provincial key labs, 2 provincial-level teaching & experiment centers. The two campuses cover an area of 149 hectareswith 1,012,600 square meters of building space. The university now has a total value of permanent assets 2,155 billion RMB Yuan, a total value of equipment 249 million RMB Yuan and a total collection of library 2.77 million volumes. Academic publications include Academic Journal of CSUFT (Natural Science edition and Social Science edition), Non-timber Research, Furniture and Interior Design, Forestry Tourism etc.


International Exchange


The university has been approved to enroll students from Hongkong, Macao, and Taiwan, as well as foreign students for bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs. Wide academic exchanges and cooperation have been established with about 50 universities, research institutes and enterprises from over 20 countries, such as United States, Britain, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Austria, India etc. The university enjoys a favorable tendency in international educational cooperation.