The SILVA Network is a non-profit association concerned with higher education in Forestry. Its primary objective is to stimulate and facilitate interuniversity co-operation in the field of forestry education in Europe.

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SILVA Network

Our primary objective is to stimulate and facilitate educational cooperation in the field of higher forest education in Europe. We are interested and experienced in

  • curriculum development and creation of joint courses
  • permanently improving and assuring quality of forest education
  • enhancing capacity building in other continents by network development and partnership
  • facilitating educational cooperation by student and staff exchange
  • developing new methods of teaching and learning by using ICT and digitalization.
  • strongly involving students in the respective activities.

Starting with a small number of participants more than 30 years ago, SILVA Network today comprises more than 50 universities and universities of applied sciences all over Europe.

SILVA Network Annual Conference

SILVA Network Annual Conference 2023

Topic: Communication – a neglected topic in higher forestry education and further education?

April 11-13, 2023

We would like to invite you to our next SILVA Network Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Sopron, Hungary. We hope to see many of you again! 

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Please note, that the registration for onsite participation is already closed. However, we warmly invite you to register for online-only attendance.

Register here:

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Read more: Programme