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Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University > The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

IUFRO is “the” glob­al net­work for for­est sci­ence coop­er­a­tion. It unites more than 15,000 sci­en­tists in almost 700 Mem­ber Orga­ni­za­tions in over 110 coun­tries, and is a mem­ber of ICSU. Sci­en­tists coop­er­ate in IUFRO on a vol­un­tary basis.

OUR MISSION to advance research excel­lence and knowl­edge shar­ing, and to fos­ter the devel­op­ment of sci­ence-based solu­tions to for­est-relat­ed chal­lenges for the ben­e­fit of forests and peo­ple worldwide.

In pur­su­ing this Mis­sion, IUFRO has iden­ti­fied three strate­gic goals and relat­ed objec­tives for the peri­od 2015–2019 which sup­port IUFRO as well as its mem­bers (see IUFRO’s Strategy).

IUFRO is open to all indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions ded­i­cat­ed to for­est and for­est prod­ucts research and relat­ed dis­ci­plines. It is a non-prof­it, non-gov­ern­men­tal and non-dis­crim­i­na­to­ry orga­ni­za­tion with a long tra­di­tion dat­ing back to 1892.

OUR STAKEHOLDERS are research orga­ni­za­tions, uni­ver­si­ties and indi­vid­ual sci­en­tists, NGOs, deci­sion mak­ing author­i­ties, for­est land-own­ers and oth­er peo­ple who depend on forests.

IUFRO attains its objec­tives by net­work­ing activ­i­ties includ­ing the gen­er­a­tion, exchange and dis­sem­i­na­tion of sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge, the pro­vi­sion of access to rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion, and the assis­tance to sci­en­tists and insti­tu­tions to strength­en their research capacities.

OUR VISION as the glob­al net­work for for­est-relat­ed research, is to serve the needs of all for­est researchers and deci­sion makers.

IUFRO is excep­tion­al, because it is the only world-wide inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed to forests and relat­ed sci­ences. It con­tributes to the pro­mo­tion of sci­ence in the for­mu­la­tion of for­est-relat­ed policies.