Beijing Forestry University （BFU） is a top institution for higher education specialized in forestry and ecological environment, and is under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education of China. BFU was founded in 1952, but its history can be traced to the Metropolitan University founded in 1902. BFU has developed itself from a forestry college into a multi-disciplinary national key university, with forestry, biology and forestry engineering as its leading disciplines, and with an extensive coverage of courses in sciences, engineering, management, economics, liberal arts, law, and philosophy. Its personnel training system includes undergraduate, graduate, doctoral education, but also further education and international student education. By the year 2010, there have been 1,900 international students enrolled in this university, from such countries as Korea, Japan, United States, Britan, Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Austria, Italy, Finland, France, Turkey, etc.