The Institute of Forestry, founded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, will soon be celebrating 70 years of successful practice of basic, applied and development research in the field of forestry and environmental protection and improvement.
Researchers of the Institute of Forestry are leaders and members of many highly rated international and national research project teams. Their projects have been successfully implemented through: establishment of new and improvement of existing forests, reclamation and landscaping of the land degraded by surface mining of coal and other raw materials, afforestation of extremely unfavorable sites, soil erosion control, multifunctional valorization of urban forests, spatial planning, forest policy, introduction of new technologies of seedling production and breeding, forest tending and protection.
Scientific research profile of the Institute of Forestry has been developed as a synthesis of scientific and expert knowledge in the field of forestry and environmental protection.
Today, cooperation with the leading research institutions in Europe, particularly in the Balkan region, is being further strengthened through our participation in international projects. Researchers of the Institute of Forestry are actively involved as leaders or associates in the following projects which constitute the framework of our cooperation programme: FODEMO – Luxembourg, Montenegro www.fodemo.com
Slovakia IN2WOOD www.in2wood.eu
ICP Forest www.icp-forests.net
COST Action FP1201(FACESMAP) www.forestportal.efi.int
COST Action TN1401 (CAPABAL). www.cost.eu
IPA AMF Adriatic model forest www.news.efi.int
FOPER I EFI – European Forest Institute, www.efi.int
FOPER II; EFI – European Forest Institute. www.foper.org
, and other projects.
The Institute income is realized by its participation in research projects funded by the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Water Management – Forest Directorate, the Secretariat of Environment of the City of Belgrade, international projects and sales of goods and services in domestic and foreign markets.
There are 49 employees at the Institute – 21 doctors of science (PhDs), 5 masters of science (MSc), 12 bachelors (BSc) and 11 secondary graduates. The current status of some employees is expected to be changed in the near future since six masters (PhD students) and 8 graduate engineers (Bologna PhD students) are soon to defend their doctoral thesis.
As part of our ongoing commitment to staff development, a great number of young researchers, whose engagement is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science, are constantly involved in the projects of the Institute.
To contribute to global sustainable development and improvement of forests, through research studies in forestry and environmental protection.
To be a leading forest research organization vital to the future of Serbia.
To make a significant contribution to: the development of science and technology, implementation of scientific achievements, stimulation of social activities, and promotion of international cooperation.