The School of Forestry and Landscape (SFL) grew out of the Department of Forestry, in the School of Agriculture (founded in 1936), of Provincial Anhui University. After several name changes, it was finally renamed the School of Forestry and Landscape.
SFL consists of five departments: Forestry, Forest Product Industry, Landscape Architecture (LA), Urban Planning and Design (UPD), Wood Science and Engineering (WSE) and one undergraduate experimental teaching center. It has five undergraduate programs (Forestry, LA, WSE, UPD, and Material Science & Technology), nine master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs (Forestry, Forest Conservation, Forest Cultivation, Ornamental Plants and Horticulture, Wood Science and Technology) and one postdoctoral research station (Forestry Engineering). The school has three national key cultivation disciplines (wood science and technology, Forestry, UPD ) and 3 provincial Key disciplines (WST, forest conservation and forest cultivation).
SFL has 86 faculty members, including 18 professors, two professors with the title of “Wanjiang Scholar”, 28 associate professors and two academic leaders. There are 1,585 full-time students in the School, including 1,243 undergraduates and 342 postgraduates.
It is equipped with two provincial key laboratories (microbial control, wood science and technology) and a provincial/ministerial Fungal Biotechnology Engineering Research Center. It also has 17 research institutions. Examples include the Institute of Modern Forestry, the Institute of Economic Insect and Fungi, the Institute of Forestry Design and Plan, and the Institute of Wood Science.
SFL continues expanding international cooperation and exchanges. It has invited several renowned experts and scholars to give lectures or to develop cooperative research. In addition, it has established a stable communicative and cooperative relationship with such famous universities as the School of Forestry, Georg-August-University of Göttingen and Lakehead University.