Central South University of Forestry and Technology
The Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), the former Hunan Forestry College, was established in 1958. In 1963, under the guidance of Mr. Tao Zhu, who then served as the First Secretary of the Central South Bureau, the former vice premier of the State Council, Hunan Forestry College moved to Guangzhou and merged with the Department of Forestry of the South China Agricultural College; and hence the Central South University of Forestry was founded directly under the supervision of the State Forestry Administration.
In December 2005, the Central South University of Forestry was officially renamed Central South University of Forestry and Technology. As one of the key universities jointly constructed by the State Forestry Bureau and the people’s government of Hunan province, and one of the five high-level universities in Hunan, CSUFT was successfully enlisted, in 2012, into the mid-west universities’ infrastructures construction project. In recent years, CSUFT has speeded up the pace of internationalization in education. Emphasizing absorption of advanced international education ideas, CSUFT has introduced qualified education resources and directly established relationships with advanced international universities. It has been vigorously developing various forms of international cooperative education, making CSUFT a real bridge for the inheritance and exchange for excellent national cultures and fruits of advanced world civilization.
Since 2004, CSUFT has successively achieved cooperative relationships with many foreign countries including Great Britain, France, India, the USA, Holland, and so on, with all the operations being undertaken by a specially established International College. In 2013, Bangor College of the Central South University of Forestry & Technology, a cooperatively-run organization jointly applied by CSUFT and Bangor University from Great Britain, was approved by the Ministry of Education. At the moment, CSUFT has established a cooperative relationship with over 70 universities from more than 20 countries, such as the USA, Russia, Japan, South Korea, France, Great Britain, Australia, and Austria, and set up exchange programs and international students programs with over 30 of them.