The Kasetsart University, Faculty of Forestry (KUFF) was first founded in 1936 as the forestry school of the country. KUFF will celebrate the 84th anniversary in May 2020. Currently, KUFF is the only the higher education insitute in Thailand that offers degree programs from B.Sc to Ph.D. programs. KUFF has only full-time students in all degree programs about 2000 students of which overseas students represents about 2%. The Faculty consists of 96 academic staffs and more than 97% of them have graduated with doctoral degree. There are 6 departments conducts teaching, laboratory practices, and research to meet the highest academic standard to students and society. In addition, KUFF has 5 Forest Field Stations located in 4 regions in Thailand.
There are 6 departments conducts teaching, laboratory practices, and research to meet the highest academic standard to students and society. There are 11 laboratories, including Forest Dendrochronology Lab, Forest Soil Lab, Wood Testing & Certification Lab, Pulp & paper Lab, Bioenergy and renewable energy resource Lab, and Fiber testing lab. There are 5 research centers, including Forest Research Center, Excellence Center for Tropical Forest Management, Excellence Center for Bamboo, Ant Research Center & Museum. Long-term ecological research Center. In addition, KUFF has 5 Forest Field Stations located in 4 regions in Thailand. In the year 2019 KUFF has 25 research projects funded by both national and international organizations, 6 national conferences, 3 international conferences, 12 seminars about the hot forestry issues.
In Thailand, for more than 70 years, the faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University (KU) has been the main institute that produces officials and scientists who work for government agencies responsible to conserve and manage protected areas, wildlife and biodiversity resources. Government officials together with scientists from conservation organizations who graduate from KU’s Faculty of Forestry have dedicated their life to protect forest and wildlife in national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, non-hunting areas and forest parks all over Thailand and have made Thailand as one of the most advance countries in protected area system in Southeast Asia.
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KUFF will work closely with CZU and SKU to deliver WP3 (Quality control) and with UH and SKU to deliver WP5 management. KUFF will also provide general support and inputs for the other WPs. KUFF in cooperation with SKU and CZU will work on the development and implementation of the academic focal area “Sustainable Forest Management”. KUFF will have one representative sit on the Executive Management Committee (EMC) and the Academic Advisory Board (AAB), it will also be in charge of 2 capacity building activities in Bangkok, Thailand and support curriculum development in SKU.