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NFZ.forestnet Summer Schools

The summer school programme was the first multifaceted project to be developed within NFZ.forestnet. NFZ summer schools take place every year, and are organized by one of the three partner countries.

Each NFZ summer school is dedicated to a theme within the forestry and wood science domain. The lecturers are researchers and teachers working at NFZ.forestnet partner institutions. The duration is usually one week, with students staying at the same place (usually a hall of residence or a lodge) to create a nice atmosphere and stimulate exchanges.

Participation of summer schools is subject to a selection process by the organizing committee. Application deadlines vary, depending on the summer school dates. There are usually around 20-30 selected participants, coming from 10-15 different countries (mostly – but not exclusively – European).

Next NFZ summer school

NFZ Summer School “IFGI“ 2017 in Nancy (bioeconomy)

25. Sept. – 29 Sept. 2017, Nancy (France).

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NFZ International Doctoral Course on “Stable Isotopes in Forestry Ecology” (SIFER), in Champenoux

11. Sept. – 15. Sept. 2017, Nancy (France).

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NFZ Summerschools planned for September 2017

Further information coming up!

Sept. 2017 NFZ International Doctoral Course on Topsoils, in France

Sept. 2017 NFZ Course “Big Data Analysis” in Switzerland

Sept. 2017 NFZ Dendro-Ecology Fieldweek in the Swiss Alps

Past NFZ summer schools 

  • 2016 : NFZ summer school "Bioeconomy - a challenge for European forestry and the bio-based sector" (BioFor) 2016 in Freiburg, Germany. More information : here
  • 2016: NFZ summer school “Integrated Land Use Systems” (ILUS) 2016 in Freiburg, Germany. More information : here
  • 2015: International Doctoral Course “Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research” 2015 in Champenoux, France. More information : here
  • 2015: "Climate change impacts on forest ecosystems: Disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges across spatial scales" (FORESCALE), in Fafleralp, Lötschental (Valais, Switzerland). More information : here
  • 2014: "Mixed Forests Ecosystems" (MIXFOR), in Nancy (France).2005: "Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forest History. Impacts on the environment" (LULUC), in La Bresse (France). More information : here
  • 2013: "Douglas fir, opportunities and risks for European Forestry" (DOUGOP), in Esthal (Germany).2006: "Mountain Ecology and Alpine Ecosystem Management" (MOUNTECO), in Davos (Switzerland).
  • 2012: "Forest Economics in a Changing Environment" (FORECE), in Maienfeld (Switzerland).2007: "Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems Under a Changing 
  • 2011: "New Challenges for Interdisciplinary Wood Research" (NEWOOD), in Nancy (Fance).Environment" (FORCE), in Freiburg (Germany).
  • 2010: "Impacts of Climate Change on Growth and Mortality of Forests in Europe", in Freiburg (Germany).
  • 2009: "How to Publish and Conference" (HOWTOPC), in Zurich (Switzerland).
  • 2008: "Modelling Forest Community Organization, Functions and Dynamics for Improving Forest Management" (FORMOD), in Le Tholy (France).