6.09.00 - Forest education



5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference - Globalization of Higher Forest Education in a Digital Era

Abstracts are invited for the 5th Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Conference - Globalization of Higher Forest Education in a Digital Era; Beijing, China; 27-28 March 2018. Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2018

Over the past decade, rapid global change poses both challenges and opportunities to higher forest education in the Asia-Pacific region. Higher forest education has embraced a more collaborative role in response to global forest challenges and cultivate new generations to address them. Globalization becomes increasingly important for the development and reform of higher forest education in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. In addition, technological innovation is opening up new opportunities to improve higher forest education at regional and global levels. The AP-FECM, an international university consortium supported by APFNet, has brought together forestry institutions from the Asia Pacific region and the world to enhance higher forest education and sustainable forest management through international collaboration.


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Mika Rekola, Finland

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The main IUFRO activities related to forest education carried out under the Joint IUFRO-IFSA Task Force (JTF) on Forest education.  Please visit https://www.iufro.org/science/task-forces/forest-education/ or the Global Outlook on Forest Education blog:https://foresteducation.wordpress.com/.

Quality of education and further education play a key role for the quality of research as well as practical work in forestry. Therefore it is essential to deal with measures of raising the quality of education and with methods to evaluate the success of education and further education. This is a field for research as well as implementation. It will be covered by Research Group 6.15.00 within IUFRO Division VI, which was established after the IUFRO World Congress 1995 in Tampere, and is now Research Group 6.09.00.