Forum on Ukraine Forest Science and Education: Needs and Priorities for Collaboration

This round table forum, jointly hosted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), and the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP), will bring together global experts to explore pathways toward catalyzing coordinated and impactful international action to address Ukrainian forest research and education needs and priorities.

The Ukrainian forestry and forest sector is suffering unprecedent challenges – not only due to the ongoing war and resulting research capacity drain, contamination, and devastation, but also due to factors like climate change, forest health dynamics, wildfires, and a decrease in forest productivity.

This two-day forum aims to convene the scientific expertise necessary to catalyze coordinated and impactful international action addressing forest research needs and priorities of Ukraine.


  • Provide a platform for discussion and networking to strengthen scientific collaboration among Ukrainian scientists and international peers.
  • Identify or map priorities for forest science collaboration building on the work done by Forest Europe, with particular emphasis on future joint activities (including events, educational tools, mobility, and research projects).
  • Elaborate with invited representatives of international policy processes and technical organizations what would be required at the science-policy interface.

The event will facilitate scientific bridge-building by identifying and opening necessary and new communication channels to improve research and education collaboration with the Ukraine forest science sector, collate expert recommendations, and identify a sustainable pathway forward under war and post-war conditions.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Agenda for download

The Forum on Ukraine Forest Science and Education is kindly supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management (BML).