Global survey on student networking and green jobs

A joint EFI-IFSA-IUFRO Capacity Development Project presents a global survey to better understand students' experiences and perceptions of the future labour market, including changing professional skills in the forest sector.

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Photo: IFSA


Take part and spread the word about this survey for students on green jobs in the forest sector! This survey is part of “Global Student Networking and Green Jobs in the Forest sector, a project 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). The project aims at providing insight into the future labour market, including changing professional skills through systematic analysis of the development of employment in the forest sector globally. Global student networking and capacity development of forest students and young scientists are also essential elements of the project.


The aim of the survey is to gain a better understanding of the employment-related ambitions, perception of necessary skills/competencies and satisfaction of forest-related students from around the globe.

The results of the survey will inform and be disseminated among educational institutions, lecturers as well as policy makers. In combination with the literature review and selected country reports on forest sector employment already concluded (2019), and the employer interviews to take place at a later stage (2020/21) gaps between student’s preparation and employers demands will be identified.

Target group

Students in forest-related higher/tertiary education (universities, technical schools, universities of applied sciences, colleges and comparable).

Enrolled in study programs such as:

  • Forest management
  • Forest sciences and
  • Explicitly forest-related programs e.g. Geography, Environmental Science, management, etc.

Take part and spread the word!

It is important to collect the views of the students from your region, country and institution! If you fit the target group, please complete the survey. If not, help us spread the word, share this article, and make students aware of the survey!

Find out more about the survey here.

Here are the links to the survey in several languages:

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The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU.