What do current students expect from a future career in the forest sector?

Are you studying any forest-related studies? Help us improve your (future) job and forest education by filling out this survey developed by EFI, IUFRO and IFSA.


This is one of the questions the “Global Students Networking and Green Jobs in the forest sector” project is trying to investigate with their global survey among students and recent graduates of forest-related higher education programs. 

The Green Jobs project is coordinated by the European Forest Institute (EFI) in collaboration with the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). It investigates the transforming employment trends in the forest sector while putting a special focus on the perspective of students and recent graduates from around the world. The young generation is a key actor of the future whether as professionals, leaders, or educators. Their skills and advocacy will be essential for strengthening the forest sector towards a sustainable future.

Building on a literature review and an expert workshop investigating the current changes of employment in the forest sector, the objective of the survey is to gain a better understanding of the perception of necessary skills and competencies and employment-related ambitions and preparedness of forest-related students from around the globe. 

The questionnaire will take ~20 minutes to complete. We encourage you to share the survey with any students or recent graduates in your networks and further appreciate sharing with contacts at universities that could help to spread the survey among the target group.  

The survey is now available in Chinese (simple), English, French, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish!

Take part in the survey (click on the image below) and help us find out what students expect from their future career in the forest-related sector!

Link to the survey: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90242538/56cba9a0051f

For further information please contact: lisa.prior[at]efi.int 

SOURCEEFI Resilience Programme
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European Forest Institute
The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States with the objective to conduct research and provide policy support on issues related to forests. EFI works to promote forest research, facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and support the dissemination of policy-relevant information on forests and forestry.