Partner consortium of the Global-SDG-Campus project comes together for the first time in Tharandt

Forests play a vital role in human well-being worldwide and are key to achieving many of the SDGs, such as Climate Action (SDG 13), Life on Earth (SDG 15), Clean Water (SDG 6) and Poverty Reduction (SDG1). While forestry-related challenges are increasingly global issues, forestry education is internationally fragmented due to a lack of routine academic and administrative teaching cooperation across countries and higher education organizations. In response, the Institute of International Forestry and Wood Products (TU Dresden) in cooperation with partners from Argentina (National University of La Plata), Bangladesh, Cameroon and Thailand is running a joint initiative for further globalizing and internalizing forestry curricula development and teaching collaborations with the aim to enhance capacity development and mutual knowledge transfer.

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Applications for GloFor (Global Forestry MSc program) now open

The applications for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Global Forestry are now open!

Global Forestry (GloFor) is a two-year English language world-class Erasmus Mundus MSc programme that prepares graduates to deal with forestry’s tremendous contemporary challenges and potentials in medium and low-income countries.

Non-EU, non-EEA and non-Swiss citizens: 15 November 2022 to 15 January 2023

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens: 16 January to 1 March 2023

More information here.

GloFor (our Global Forestry MSc program) presentation in a world-wide Webinar

Global Forestry (GloFor) is a two-year English language world-class Erasmus Mundus MSc program that prepares graduates to deal with forestry’s tremendous contemporary challenges and potentials in medium and low-income countries.

Discover our world-class Master Program in Global Forestry in a dedicated world wide event!

DECEMBER 15TH at 11 am (CET)

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DECEMBER 15TH at 4 pm (CET)
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Climate Summit 2022

What did forestry students learn, and what can be done now and in the future?

Binsar Sihotang at UN Climate Change Pavilion (©B. Sihotang)

The issue of climate change is discussed annually by a variety of stakeholders and leaders to develop multifaceted solutions and coordinate commitments from all parties to mitigate the effects of global warming. Twenty-seven years have passed since the very first Conference of Parties (COP 1) in Berlin, in 1995. In the past 27 years, this summit has achieved several milestones. These include the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the Bali Roadmap in 2007, the Cancun Agreement in 2011, and the Paris Agreement in 2015.

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ASTAT – Phase II web conference

First online conference with ASTAT project partners from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, 2 November 2022

The first web conference with the project partners of ASTAT – Phase II took place on 02 November 2022. The purpose of the conference was to prepare the workshop meeting in Tharandt planned for the first quarter of 2023.

Figure 1: Participants of the first online conference with ASTAT project partners from the Republic of Kyrgyzstan 02 November 2022, @ Alina Nasibullina

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Welcoming Dominic – PhD candidate in Global-SDG-campus network

© D. Ahrens

Hi everyone, I am Dominic, I come from Hamburg, Germany. I joined the Chair of Tropical Forestry in October 2022 as a Ph.D. candidate under the DAAD-funded project “forestry curricula study tracks through a Global-SDG-campus network”. The project aims to develop higher education networks in teaching and research regarding forest-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the (sub-)Tropics. This is done in collaboration with four partner universities from Cameroon (University of Bamenda), Thailand (Kasetsart University), Bangladesh (Khulna University) and Argentina (National University of La Plata).

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