As a faculty that is at the forefront of sustainable development, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech trains bioengineers through a comprehensive five-year programme. There are several distinct study programmes that allow students to specialise in key areas of life sciences, including forest and nature management.
Within the TERRA unit, the ‘Forest is life’ Research and Education Support Cell studies forest ecosystems in both temperate and tropical regions. The research carried out is structured in four parts: (i) the characterisation and monitoring of flora and fauna; (ii) the dynamics of forest ecosystems; (iii) the management and land use of forest socio-ecosystems; (v) the promotion of woody natural resources and non-timber forest products.
‘Forest is life’ is home to a team specialised in tropical forestry. In Central Africa, it collaborates with numerous research and training institutions, as well as with several forest companies committed to sustainable management.