Job-Fit: how a new master program in forestry will improve exchange be-tween Europe and Vietnam
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development will coordinate the European-Vietnamese Higher Education Network for Sustainable Forest- and Bio-Economy project– the kick-off meeting takes place 17th to 20th January.
How can higher education in forestry limber up itself for the future? “Universities face the challenge of producing ‚fit-for-job‘ graduates in response to innovative and multidisciplinary sectors and technologies such as Bio-Economy, biomass-production, and environmental planning or nature and biodiversity conservation,” observed professor Jan-Peter Mund of the Faculty of Forest and Environment in Eberswalde (Germany). He coordinates the EU project called BioEcoN which includes six universities from Europe and Vietnam. All noticed, that the multidisciplinary character and interplay of sustainability, bio-economy and other environmental sciences and technologies have changed rapidly. “The innovative sector of the bio-economy emerged just recently within the last five years,” adds professor Jan-Peter Mund. However, a Master of Science programme focusing on the combination of sustainable forestry and Bio-Economy at an international level is missing in Europe.
Together with the University of Valladolid (Spain), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, VNU University of Science and Vietnam National University of Forestry, a new programme will be developed over the next three years. The programme is co-funded be the “Erasmus+ Programme” which belongs to the European Union. About 800.000 Euro will be invested among all partners. “Perspectively students will benefit from an international expertise on innovative strategies on sustainable forest management, which will be realized in an Erasmus exchange programme between Europe and Vietnam”, sums up professor Jan-Peter Mund.
Invitation for journalists:
The BioEcon project team kindly invites you to the Kick-off meeting on 17th until 20th January 2018 at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, City Campus, Building No.1, Seminar room. A map can be found here: www.hnee.de/K124 The event will be in English.
The following time slots are available for interviews and photos. Please contact the press office for making an appointment:
Wednesday, 17th January 2018 from 3 pm
Thursday, 18th January 2018 between 9 am – 9.30 am or 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
http://www.hnee.de/E9369 Further information about "BioEcoN"
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/ Further information about "Erasmus+ programme
http://www.hnee.de/E9370 Information about the previous programme