Hello (again), a new IFSA year starts

The new semester will start in some days and IFSA BOKU is back in action. We have planned three events coming up in October and hope to see many of you on there.

Friday, 05.10. 12:00 – 19:00 @ Dänenstraße between new TÜWI and “Simony-Haus”
The opening of the new TÜWI building is celebrated from 03.-05.10.
Of course, we are participating this celebration.
Come and say hello, we will be at the interactive marked place on Friday.
There will be music, food, BOKU farmers marked, guided tours through the new TÜWI building, panel discussion, party at night and many more as well 🙂
More information here!

Wednesday, 10.10. 08:00 – 12:00 @ Schwackhöferhaus AULA
we like to invite you for a free breakfast.
Bring friends and colleges and have a nice start into the day.

Monday, 22.10. 17:30 @ Faculty Club Schwackhöferhaus
We will hold our first official IFSA meeting this year!
Program will follow…

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So again: We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Aula Schwackhöferhaus - Breakfast


Panel discussion ‘Forest and Water’

Impressions of the knowledge exchange at our panel discussion on last thursday! Students met scientists and members of the Global Forest Expert Panel.
Thank a lot to IUFRO and the panel members for giving us this special opportunity to get interesting insights on their current work task of writing a global report about forest and water!


18 January 2018, 15:00-16:30
Room EH 05, BOKU Wilhelm-Exner-Haus, 3rd floor
1190 Wien, Peter Jordan Straße 82

The Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative is a mechanism linking information
requirements of intergovernmental processes related to forests and trees with existing scientific expertise. GFEP carries out objective and independent scientific assessments on key issues of high concern and produces reports to support informed decision-making at the global level.
The goal of the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Water is to carry out a
comprehensive global scientific assessment about the interactions and linkages between forests and water, and to prepare a peer-reviewed scientific report and policy brief. The assessment contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by exploring the interactions between SDG 6 on “water” and SDG 15 on “forests”. The report and policy brief will be launched at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018) in July 2018 in New York. The outcomes of the assessment will be communicated also in several other international forums.
The Expert Panel is composed of 23 internationally renowned scientists and carries out its work through meetings and virtual communication. The Panel will convene for its third meeting in Vienna, Austria from 17-19 January, 2018. The organization of the meeting is financially supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT).
We would like to invite you to take part in the informal meeting and knowledge exchange between the Panel Members, scientists and students, organized on the sidelines of the 3rd Expert Panel Meeting on 18 January 2018 by the International Forestry Students’ Association’s Local Committee in Austria (IFSA LC BOKU). This is a unique opportunity to meet the international experts and ask them questions about the work they are doing!

Programme for the meeting
15:00 – 16:30
– Opening remarks from representatives of BOKU and IFSA LC BOKU
– Brief introduction to the GFEP initiative (GFEP Coordinator)
– Brief overview of GFEP assessment on Forests and Water (GFEP Co-Chairs)
– Statements of Coordinating Lead Authors of chapters
– Discussion with audience, interaction with GFEP Panel Members
16:30 – Wine reception and buffet

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New IFSA LC BOKU board elected!

A new board for IFSA LC BOKU was elected at our general assembly on May 24th 2017!

The members of the new board are:

President: Manuel Rakos

Vice President: Benjamin Stadler

Secretary: Erwin Moldaschl

Vice Secretary: Nina Bisko

Treasurer: Sebastian Zoglauer

Vice Treasurer: Anna Schrötter

We’d like to thank Alice Cosatti, who left the board after three years, for her dedication and work in the board! Thank you for your invaluable contributions to IFSA LC BOKU and we hope you can enjoy your IFSA LC BOKU in your retirement!


From left: Anna Schrötter, Manuel Rakos, Benjamin Stadler, Erwin Moldaschl, Sebastian Zoglauer & Nina Bisko

New IFSA LC BOKU Board elected!

We are happy to announce that a new Board of IFSA BOKU was elected at our very successful General Assembly on the 11th of May!

The new board consists of:

President: Manuel Rakos

Vice-President: Alice Cosatti

Secretary: Benjamin Stadler

Vice-Secretary: Erwin Moldaschl

Treasurer: Sebastian Zoglauer

Vice-Treasurer: Erik Kuschel

The old Board is thankful for a great year full of IFSA experiences in LC BOKU (or several years in some cases) and wishes the motivated new Board all the best for the next year!

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IFSA LC BOKU at Eurojack Timbersports in Langschlag


46 athletes from around the world were competing in different disciplines of timbersports.

We not only watched the fascinating competitions, but also went on a tour around the athletes’ camp guided by our Joint-Position Janice and got to meet some of the athletes in person!

Congratulations to Janice for winning the ladies competition!

See also: http://www.eurojack.at/

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