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College of Landscape Architecture
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The College of Landscape Architecture · BUA was founded in 1979, and started to recruit students in 1983. Initially named the Department of Forestry, it was renamed the Department of Landscape Architecture in 1986, and officially renamed the College of Landscape Architecture in 2010. With the support of all parties concerned and years of arduous efforts, the college has continuously expanded and gradually grown into a secondary college with standardized management and operations, distinct specialty features, strong teaching staff, and excellent teaching conditions.

Currently, the college has one Master’s degree program in the first-level discipline of Forestry, and two Master’s degree programs in the specialties of Landscape Architecture and Forestry (Category). It offers four undergraduate specialties in Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Landscape, and Environmental Design. Among them, the specialty of Landscape is a national first-class undergraduate specialty and a Beijing municipal characteristic specialty.

The college's conscientious and meticulous teaching team is known for its with high academic levels and rich teaching experience. Its landscape plant teaching team is ranked as “Beijing Excellent Teaching Team”. Currently, the college has 60 faculty members, including 46 full-time lecturers, 12 professors, 24 associate professors, and two senior lab technicians. Among them, 30 faculty members hold doctoral degrees and 36 are Master’s supervisors. It is worth mentioning that among the college faculty, one was awarded as “Leading Scientific and Technological Innovation Talent” under the “National Ten Thousand Talents Plan” lunched by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, one was selected as national-level candidate for the “New Century Hundred, Thousand, and Ten thousand Talents Project”, one as “Ministry of Education New Century Outstanding Talent”, one expert enjoys the State Council special allowance, three were honored as “Prominent Teachers of Beijing”, one as “Beijing Science and Technology New Star”, eight as “Beijing Young and Middle-aged Backbone Teachers”, and seven as “Beijing Outstanding Talents” and “Beijing Young Top-notch Talents”. In addition to the above mentioned, there is one team that was titled as “Beijing Excellent Teaching Team” and one as “Beijing Scientific and Technological Innovation Team”.

The college is composed of three departments, i.e., the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Department of Forestry, and the Department of Art and Design. It also has two provincial/ministerial-level scientific research institutions, i.e., the Beijing Rural Landscape Planning, Design, Engineering and Technology Research Center and the Beijing Laboratory of Urban and Rural Eco-environment (co-built), as well as one teaching and experimental center that consists of two undergraduate laboratories (i.e., the Laboratory of Landscape Planning, Design, and Engineering and the Laboratory of Landscape Plant and Ecology), and one postgraduate laboratory. The college has multiple practice bases, including a 25-mu nursery base on campus, a 25-mu ornamental plant base on the east campus, a 20-mu landscape plant cultivation base on the west campus, and a 10,000-mu forest farm base in Huairou District. There are also several co-built bases. Among them, the Baihuashan National Nature Reserve Base has been rated as a Beijing municipal excellent off-campus talent cultivation base for higher education institutions; the Sihai Base in Yanqing District has been rated as a BUA-level excellent new rural construction base; and Beijing Botanical Garden and Kuntai Novel Hotel have been rated as BUA-level excellent teaching bases. The teaching and experimental center is equipped with more than 50 large-scale instruments and equipment, each worth over 100,000 yuan, and the total value of its assets has exceeded 30 million yuan. Relying on well-equipped teaching and scientific research conditions, the center has awarded many prizes for its educational, teaching, and scientific research achievements.

More than 200 postgraduate students and over 900 undergraduate students are currently studying in the college. The college has always committed itself to cultivating composite applied talents by strengthening practical teaching, and trained a cumulative total of nearly 5,000 postgraduate, undergraduate, and junior college students. The employment rate of its graduates has always stayed above 96%. Most graduates have become backbones in their industries such as forestry, landscape, ecological environment construction, urban planning and design, art and design, and tourism, and have made positive contributions to the suburban and regional economic development of the capital. The college has also trained more than 13,000 correspondence students in the field of landscape, and its trainees are distributed all over the country, covering 26 provinces, cities, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the central government, as well as Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. In recent years, the students of the college have won dozens of awards in science and technology competitions such as the “China Youth Innovation Competition”, the “China Packaging Creative Design Competition”, the Capital “Challenge Cup” College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition, the “Beijing Disciplinary Competitions for College Students”, the “National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students”, and the “Beijing College Students Animation Design Competition”.

In its long-term educational practice, the college has always upheld BUA’s school-running positioning of “basing in the capital, serving agriculture, rural areas, and farmers, and radiating the whole country”, focusing on the promotion of rural construction among the whole people. Taking ecological construction as the main feature and with a view to the practical construction and development demands of the country and Beijing, the college actively responds to the national strategy of rural revitalization and implements new development concepts in combination with the demands of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development, aiming to cultivate innovative applied talents who can advance with the times and serve rural revitalization to contribute its share to coordinated urban-rural development.

(Updated in March 2023)