College of Engineering
time:Jul 13, 2018 09:50

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The College of Engineering of Zhejiang A&F University grew out of the Department of Forest Industry (established in 1958) and the Department of Forest Products Industry (established in September 1986). The department was canceled, and the college was established in January 2002.

The college now has one forestry engineering discipline—the most important provincial first-level discipline and provincial first-class discipline (Class A) in the "12th five-year" plan—and four second-level disciplines of wood science and technology: industrial design, mechanical engineering, agricultural engineering, and wood science and technology (among which the wood science and technology is the most important provincial discipline).

There are 107 faculty members, including 72 full-time teachers, 19 professors, 23 associate professors, 6 doctoral supervisors and 28 master supervisors. There are two science and technology innovation teams from Zhejiang province, one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, one "National Thousand Talents Program" talent, one national “young and middle-aged” science and technology innovation talent, one provincial “young and middle-aged” expert with outstanding contributions, two “Thousand Talents Program” talents, seven provincial "151" talents, and three “young and middle-aged” academic leaders of universities in Zhejiang.

The college opened 4 undergraduate programs: Wood Science and Engineering, Industrial Design, Mechanical Design Manufacturing and Automation, High Polymer Material and Engineering and wood science and engineering (interior and furniture design), among other specialties. Wood Science and Engineering is a national characteristic specialty and dominant specialty of Zhejiang province, the country's first top-notch innovative "talent education and cultivation plan of outstanding agriculture and forestry talents" reform pilot specialty; Mechanical Design Manufacturing and Automation is the provincial key construction and a new characteristic specialty. It has one doctoral cultivation project of bamboo resources and efficient use, one first-level discipline master program of forestry engineering, and six second-level discipline master programs, including: wood science and technology, forest engineering, chemical processing engineering of forest products, biomass energy and materials, furniture design and engineering, and industrial design and theory. It has two professional master programs, mechanical engineering, and agricultural mechanization and agricultural extension. There are 1,944 students in the college, including 1,767 undergraduate students, 173 postgraduate students, and four doctoral students.

The college has one national engineering technology research center, one provincial science and technology innovation service platform, one provincial collaborative innovation center and one provincial key laboratory. It has about 10,000 m2 of teaching research infrastructure and laboratory, and the total value of instrument and equipment is RMB 43 million. There are 42 off-campus teaching and research practice bases and seven innovative bases for students.

In the past five years, the college has undertaken more than 410 scientific research projects, including national forestry public welfare industry major projects, national natural science foundation projects, national support program projects, "948 projects", and the total fund for these is more than RMB 61 million. The college has won a second prize of National Award for Technological Invention, a second prize of National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, two first prizes at the Zhejiang science and technology awards, a first prize in the provincial teaching achievement prize, three second prizes at the provincial or ministerial level, 66 national invention patents, and published more than 500 papers in core journals or above, including eight ESI highly cited papers with impact factor above 8.0.

The college attaches great importance to carrying out open-door education and actively conducts international exchanges and cooperation. It cooperates with African countries in running schools, and it selects outstanding students to visit the universities of Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries to conduct the exchange each year. It often carries out an exchange of teachers for further study, academic exchanges, cooperative research and other activities with the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea and other countries; it invites distinguished university professors from both home and abroad and distinguished experts from the business circles to carry out academic exchanges and hold seminars in the college 30 times per year, on average.

It is no idle boast; the challenges faced are like a wall of iron, and with firm strides, we are crossing its summit. The college will continue to make unremitting efforts and fight for innovation, with support from the school and all sectors of society, advance with large strides on the way to the combination of industry-college-institute cooperation; and in doing so, we shall make greater contributions to the local economic construction and social development!



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