TU Dresden - Tropical Forestry Blog

Work-Life Balance of the Institute Team Members

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” This proverb is indeed universal and timeless. Among the busy schedule of the institute staff members, we strive to establish a culture of work-life balance. Working in research, teaching or projects, it is often that we have to sit for long hours on a daily basis. Hence, joint social activities with fellow colleagues is vital and enhancing our motivation.

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Excursion to Blockhausen (©Institute)

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Successful “Environmental Non-Migration” Conference at TU Dresden

“Staying or Migrating – What keeps people in their home areas despite environmental threats?” This was the guiding question of the first international conference “Environmental Non-migration: Framework, Methods and Cases”. It took place on 19-21 June 2019 at the TU Dresden, whereby it coincided with the “World Refugee Day” on June 20th.  The event has been jointly organized by staff of our Chair of Tropical Forestry, the Chair of Environmental Development and Risk Management, Chair of Business Administration (esp. Sustainability Management and Environmental Accounting) and UNU Flores.

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Conference participants (©Niloy)

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Natural Resources and Human Security – Participation in an Interdisciplinary Workshop

An international workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” on hosted by the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate took place on 18 and 19 July in Landau at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Jude Kimengsi and Maxi Domke, both Postdocs, participated and presented on behalf of the Chair of Tropical Forestry.

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Bike excursion adventure vol. 2 – Wood chip gasifier for tropical countries?

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Wood chip gasifier in Zittau (©P. Aung)

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned. Read More

Bike excursion adventure vol.1 – How to manage a municipal forest?

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned.

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In the Zittau Town Hall (©P. Aung)

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Learning by climbing – Tropical Forestry students elaborated organizational aspects of a National Park in-situ

MSc students and supervisors on the peak of the Schrammsteine (© Eckhard Auch)

Nature as classroom: only a 30 min. train trip from Dresden, the National Park Sächsische Schweiz (Saxony Switzerland Website) offers a unique and fantastic landscape which attracts tourists from all over the world. Guided by the Park Ranger Jens Posthoff, Doctoral student Pyi Soe Aung and Lecturer Dr. Eckhard Auch, students of the Master program Tropical Forestry course walked a transect through the National Park Sächsische Schweiz (Saxony Switzerland), to learn about the many aspects of protected area organization and management. Here are some of the student’s impressions: Read More