Status and Perspectives of the Forestry Education in Papua New Guinea

David Lopez Cornelio, Jhon Akande, Efi Yuliati Yovi


The future of forestry within economic and social activities has to be envisioned and defined, in order to better integrate its multi functionality into education. Only a good definition of the roles played by forestry and the responsibilities future practitioners will carry can help define the curricula and methods. A revision of the current status of forestry science development in Papua New G is given considering its geographical location, market new trends, potential advantages, historical enrollments of students and staff, facilities, and nexus with other institutions.   It was found that the forestry department of University of Technology Papua New Guinea has been releasing graduates in the last 36 years with a sub optimal formation, the causes are discussed and possible solutions formulated.



David Lopez Cornelio (Primary Contact)
Jhon Akande
Efi Yuliati Yovi
Author Biographies

David Lopez Cornelio

Department of Forestry, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae-411, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Jhon Akande

Department of Crop Production, Soil and Environmental Management, Bowen University, PMB 284, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

Efi Yuliati Yovi

Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, PO Box 168, Bogor, Indonesia
CornelioD. L., AkandeJ., & YoviE. Y. (1). Status and Perspectives of the Forestry Education in Papua New Guinea. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 17(1), 34-39. Retrieved from

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