IUFRO Spotlights

2016-11-17

IUFRO Spotlight #42: Forest Education Changing to Reflect Times

Today's forestry students are tomorrow's forest managers and decision-makers. Consequently, as forest industry changes to meet new and evolving demands, so must forest education.


Part of the reasoning behind that change is because solutions to current and future challenges call for holistic and cross-sectoral approaches. In order to strengthen multi-disciplinary research on forests and practices, a Joint Task Force has been established through a collaborative effort of IUFRO and the International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA).

The Forest Education Task Force seeks to bring together perspectives and knowledge from students, educators and other stakeholders; encourage international discussions on forest education and capacity building; identify, compile and communicate gaps and challenges in forest education – especially highlighting new fields of forest education; and to enhance forestry students' mobility and education opportunities.

 
Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force on Forest Education: http://www.iufro.org/science/task-forces/forest-education/ 


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