IUFRO-EFI “Young Scientists” begin their research visits

Ten young researchers begin their research supported by grants awarded through the IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative.

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The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative is now fully underway as the ten young scientists selected for the 2019 round are preparing for their short scientific visits to their respective host institutions. The visits will provide a unique opportunity for these ten young scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to visit a European forest research organisation and conduct a scientific collaboration with a young scientist from the respective host organisation.

The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI) is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI). Both institutions are conscious of the importance of supporting and facilitating connections among the young forest science community in order to address challenges facing forests and forestry. Broadly, we strive to provide these future leaders with international experience to better equip them with the tools to address future global challenges and identify, create and fully utilise emerging opportunities.

IUFRO and EFI are proud to run this initiative with financial assistance from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany.

We would like to wish our young scientists a productive and fruitful journey of scientific and self-discovery and look forward to the continuation of this initiative for many years to come.

Details on the young scientists and their projects, as well as updates will be featured on our website as their research progresses.

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