about the school

About the School.

Founded in 1951, Landscape architecture at Beijing Forestry University was the start of modern landscape architectural education in the country, offering China’s first bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and postdoc programs in landscape architecture. It has been playing a leading role in Chinese landscape architecture education and research by gathering the best teaching and research teams for landscape architecture, including three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a large group of top landscape architectural scholars. It has established comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculums, diversified and efficient teaching and research with practice platforms, and extensive international exchanges and collaboration networks.BFU’s landscape architecture ranked No.1 in the Discipline Evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2012 and 2016. This testify to the leading position of BFU’s landscape architecture in China.

Dean`s Message

The School of Landscape Architecture at BFU has been 66 years old. Thanks to the tireless efforts of several generations, the school has achieved a lot in the infrastructure, faculty, discipline construction and teaching quality.
As a research-oriented school aiming at cultivating expertise in Landscape Architecture, Tourism Management, Ornamental Horticulture and Urban Planning, We will continue to strive for the development of China's Landscape Architecture education to create better conditions and the environment.


WANG Xiang-rong
Dean and Professor of landscape architecture



About Beijing Forestry Universtiy

Founded in 1952, Beijing Forestry University (BFU) is a famous higher education institution for forestry and ecological environment in China. As of the end of 2017, Beijing Forestry University has a total of 1193 full-time teachers including 294 professors and 527 associate professors and three members of Chinese Academy of Engineering. 28734 students enrolled in the school, including 13240 undergraduates, 5138 full-time graduate students, 1142 part-time graduate students, and 9214 continuing education students. It has 15 academic schools such as forestry, soil and water conservation, environmental science and engineering, nature reserves, biological science and technology, all of which focus on China’s land security and sustainable ecological environment. 


Histroy of the School

2017 WANG Xiang-rong Dean 2017 to present
2014 SUN Xiao-xiang was awarded the 6th IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
2012 Landscape architecture discipline China Discipline Ranking No.1
2007 Postdoctoral station of landscape architecture was authorized.
2007 LI Xiong Dean 2007 to 2017
1993 First doctoral degree authorization in Landscape Architecture in China
1992 The department of Landscape architecture and the department of landscape gardening was merged into the School of Landscape Architecture,which is the earliest and biggest school of landscape architecture in China
1992 ZHANG Qi-xiang First Dean 1993-2006
1988 The department of landscape architecture and the department of landscape gardening was founded.
1988 MENG Zhao-zhen Department Head 1988-1992
1988 SU Xue-hen Department Head 1988-1992
1987 HUANG Qing-xi Department Head 1987.5-1988.2
1986 LIU Si-jiu Department Head 1986.7-1987.5
1984 LI Zhi-ruo Department Head 1984.12-1986.12
1981 The department was authorized to enroll graduate students of landscape gardening plant and landscape planning and design
1979 CHEN Jun-yu Department Head 1979.11-1984.12
1964 The department of urban and residencial greening was renamed landscape gardening departement
1959 The division of landscape gardening engineering and the division of ornamental plant breeding under the department of urban and residencial greening started to enroll graduate students.
1956  LI Ju Department Head. Landscape Architecture program was integrated into Beijing Forestry College(predecessor of BFU) as urban and residencial greening department.
1951 The history of the School of Landscape Architecture can be traced back to 1951 when the  first Landscape Architecture program in China was founded.