Conference „Universities within the forests”

Conference “Universities within the forests”

   23-26 September 2019, Poznań, Poland


Day 1 - 23. September 2019 – Hotel Vivaldi


Arrival time

Day 2 - 24. September 2019 – Runge Collegium (Poznań, Wojska Polskiego 52)

8:30-8:45 Transfer from the hotel to the conference venue

8:45-9:00 Registration of participants

9:00-9:30 Piotr Łakomy – the ceremonial opening of the conference

1st Session

9:30-10:00 Małgorzata Mańka The origin of forestry studies in Poznań

10:00-10:30 Piotr Paschalis-Jakubowicz – Better a programs are needed to improve forest science education

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

2nd Session

10:45-11:05 Valerie Varanová – Mendel University and Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

11:05-11:25 Piotr Łakomy – Higher Education in Forestry at University of Life Sciences in Poznan

11:25-11:45 Mustafa Yilmaz, Emin Ugurlu – Bursa Technical University, Faculty of Forestry

11:45-12:15 Coffee break

3rd Session

12:15-12:35 Viliam Pichler, Milan Saniga – The role of faculties and schools of forestry in adjustment of forestry to new problems and challenges

12:35-12:55 Andrej Bončina Forestry studies in Slovenia: current status and prospects

12:55-13:15 Vjekoslav Živković Forest and wood science in Croatia - actual research topics and achievements

13:15-13:35 Juan Picos, Ángeles CancelaPerspectives of Higher Education in Forestry in Atlantic Spain

13:35-14:45 Dinner

15:00-18:00 Transfer to the hotel and free time

18:00-22:30 Transfer from the hotel to Galeria u Jezuitów (Poznań, Dominikańska 10) - Gala dinner

Day 3 - 25. September 2019 – The Forest Culture Centre (Gołuchów, Działyńskich 2)

9:00-11:00 Transfer from the hotel to the Forest Culture Centre in Gołuchów

11:00-13:00 Arrival time; accommodation

13:00-14:00 Lunch in “Dom Pracy Twórczej”

14:30-17:30 Visit in the Museum of Forestry (exhibitions in “Coachhouse”, “Sheepfold”, and “Annexe”)

17:30-19:00 Piano concert in “Annexe”

19:30-21:00 Dinner – fireplace near “Dom Pracy Twórczej”

Day 4 - 26. September 2019 – The Forest Culture Centre (Gołuchów, Działyńskich 2)

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:30-11:00 Visit in the Park-Arboretum and in Museum of Forestry

11:00-12:00 Visit in the Gołuchów Castle Museum

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00 Transfer from the Forest Culture Centre in Gołuchów to Kraków or Poznań

The conference is co-finansed within the framework of Ministry of Science and Higher Education programme as "Regional Initiative Excellence" in years 2019-2022, project number 005/RID/2018/19

The organisers of the conference “Universities within the forests” are planning a publication in a book format containing information about European universities, which have forestry programs in their curricula. That is why we would like to encourage you to prepare and send us information about your university, which will be included in the publication. 

The text should consist of three parts:

  • history
  • the scope of academic research
  • didactics.  

The whole text should not exceed 20 thousand characters and created in MS Word editor and saved in docx or doc format. Any pictures and photo should be sent in JPEG or TIFF format.

We would like to present to all participants of the conference with the book that is why we ask you to send all the necessary information by 30th June 2019 to or directly to the editor prof. Dariusz J. Gwiazdowicz ( Should any questions about the publication arise, please contact prof. Gwiazdowicz who will be able to answer them.


Registration of participants to the conference is done through a registration form.

The registration deadline is 30th June 2019.

Contact to the organizing committee:

Abstracts and paper proposals should also be sent through the registration form.


Conference fee is 160 EUR. The fee covers: conference materials, refreshments and snacks, conference dinner and a field trip. The fee is to be paid by 30th June 2019.

Participants delivering papers are exempt from fee. Moreover, Deans and Heads of institutes of forest studies (who officially represent their institute) are also exempt from paying the fee and the organizers will provide accommodation in a hotel. 


Poznań has many accommodation opportunities at various standards and prices. Please be advised that there many events taking place in Poznań at the time of the conference that is why we advise you to book you accommodation well in advance. 

The most conveniently located hotel for the conference participants is Hotel Campanile which has special offers and good prices. You will find all the necessary information in the attachment.

Deans and Heads of Institutes who officially represent their university do not have to book their accommodation.


Contact to the organizing committee:



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