Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), located in the east of Nanjing, at the foot of Purple Mountain and east of Xuanwu Lake, is a comprehensive university administered directly by Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education. Its origin can be traced back to 1902, when it was founded as Sanjiang Normal College. Then, it evolved as: Forest Departments of Jinling University (founded in 1888) and Central University (in 1902). During the nationwide restructuring of institutions of higher learning in 1952, the university was called Nanjing Forestry College combined with different forest departments from Wuhan University, Nanchang University and Hubei Agricultural College. NFU was also named Nanjing Technological College of Forest Products in 1972. Again in 1983 NFU resumed its name as Nanjing Forestry College. 1985 witnessed the founding of Nanjing Forestry University.
At present, NFU has 60 Departments in 22 Colleges of Forest
Resources and Environment, Wood Science and Technology，Chemical Engineering, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economics and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Science and Technology, Landscape Architecture, Science, Foreign Languages, Art Design, Furniture and Industrial Design, Light Industry Science and Engineering, Automobile and Transportation Engineering, Graduate School, Applied Technology, Continuing Education, International Education, Division of Political Education, one Physical Education Department and Nanfang College.