NFZ Summer School "BioFor"
A challenge for European forestry and the bio-based sector.
An interdisciplinary summer school.
28th August – 2nd September 2016
About the NFZ-Summer School: BioFor
The concept of bioeconomy is based on an economy where the basic building blocks for materials, chemicals and energy are derived from renewable biological resources. This type of economy can meet many of the requirements for sustainability from environmental, social and economic perspectives. The European forest-based sector is becoming more diversified, interlinked, and cross-sectorial. It is increasingly affected by issues such
as climate change impacts and policies, energy policies, advances in new technologies, the increasing role of services, and trends towards a low carbon bioeconomy or green economy.
The goal is to organize an interdisciplinary summer school covering all aspects of forest sciences and closely related fields related to bioeconomy from social sciences (policy, socio-economics) to natural sciences (growth and yield, ecology, silviculture, agro-forestry, ...) as well as material and wood sciences and engineering (including harvesting techniques and operations research).The participants will work closely together with specialists from different disciplines to reflect on their own work and also to gain new perspectives.
Further information here
Registration fee and Application and
The registration fee is 450 €
*We are currently making efforts to get funding from
sponsors to refund up to 100€ at the end of the event; financial support for travel expenses may be possible in individual cases.
Bank transfer to
IBAN: DE47 6005 0101 7438 5009 55
Reference: Projekt 2190004201
You can use the following link to send us your application until May 31. 2016
Ice-Breaker on 28th August 2016 until 18:00
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning
Tennenbacher Str. 4
79106 Freiburg, Germany
*We will depart to Uni-Haus-Schauinsland from here.