iuFOR launches an e-learning forestry tool for Vietnamese universities

The experience of iuFOR, the University of Valladolid and the Cesefor Foundation in forestry training and online tools, at the service of Vietnamese universities in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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After several years of collaboration between the University Institute for Sustainable Forest Management Research (iuFOR), linked to the University of Valladolid in Spain, and universities in Vietnam thanks to the BioEcoN project, the virtual campus in Hanoi, Vietnam, has recently been developed thanks to the collaboration of 5 universities in the Asian country and the Cesefor Foundation.

iuFOR has installed a virtual campus in Hanoi for the UNV University of Science, a public research institution of the National University of Vietnam and the Ministry of Education and Training. Setting up this virtual campus for the VNU University of Science will be the first phase and the next stage is that the academic institution will transfer the experience to the other Vietnamese partners.

A total of 5 courses have been prepared so far in English and Vietnamese, and they are related to Environmental Engineering including data management and analysis and take advantage of all the experience gained in the BioEcon project. With this initiative, iuFOR and the University of Valladolid reaffirm their position as a reference institution both in research and in training in forest management worldwide, supporting other international institutions in online training.

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iuFOR (University Institute for Sustainable Forest Management Research) is a mixed research and development unit between the INIA and the University of Valladolid, which is a forum for scientific and technical cooperation that carries out joint research activities, innovation, development, dissemination and technical support in the areas of forest management, silviculture, modelling, and biodiversity conservation.