I am Shibire Bekele from Ethiopia, Studying MSc. In Tropical Forest Management in TU Dresden, Germany. I am working in my master thesis on financial analysis of smallholder’s woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems in Southern Ethiopia. The thesis is integrated under the WoodCluster project and supervised by Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch from TU Dresden and co-supervisor … More My research stay in Ethiopia: I learn from the indigenous knowledge of the local people
I am Isabel from Paraguay, I came to study in Germany, and I ended up doing my fieldwork in Ethiopia. For us who love forestry the world is small, we are all connected somehow. What is your MSc thesis research about? My research is about the agroforestry system, and the role of trees in farms. … More The love for the forest connects us – from Paraguay to Ethiopia
Why spending only one month on the actual fieldwork? Is it sufficient? Will you get adequate data? These were some of the many questions running through my mind. In my MSc thesis, I want to investigate the decision-making of farm households on the establishment of woodlots in Uganda. With the data from a social survey, … More MSc field research experiences in Uganda
In 6th and 7th of April a special DAAD meeting took place in the city of Bonn: the network-meeting between the programmes “Development-related Postgraduate courses” (EPOS), the one which the Master of Tropical Forestry is part of, and the “Helmut Schmidt Programme – Master courses in Public Policy & Good Governance” (PPGG). Each year, since … More DAAD Network Meeting 2017-04-17 – a Student Report
On Friday 16th December, students of first and last semester of M.Sc. Tropical Forestry gathered together to take a train for an excursion to Zittau. The team reached Zittau station by 10:30 am and started walking towards the city centre where the International Hochschulinstitut (IHI), a small institute of TU Dresden is located. This city, … More Corporate Social Responsibility: Excursion to Zittau
In the winter semester 2016/17, we used an innovative teaching method for the first time. That is, we played “Developing Carana”. This game is about making a plan for a rural development project. The players take the roles of the key local actors, as well as national authorities, and the external NGO driving the project. … More “Developing Carana” – a Teaching game
The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at University of Göttingen together with the Instituto Bosques y Sociedad, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales at Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia (UACh) this year hosted the 6th International DAAD Alumni and Student Workshop on “The science policy gap regarding informed decisions in forest policy … More Master students attending the Congress ForestSAT-2016 and DAAD Workshop in Chile
We heartily welcome the 21st batch of master students to the winter semester at our institute. Our new students come from 15 countries including: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ghana, India, Benin, China, Italy, Germany and Belgium.