European Forest Science Academic Network

The SILVA Network has developed significantly since its foundation in 1989. From seven founding members, it now has over 40 member forestry faculties.


The primary objective of the SILVA Network is to stimulate and facilitate educational co-operation in the field of forestry in Europe.

The objectives will be realised at four levels:

  • students: to make it possible for students to carry out part of their studies abroad
  • teachers: to stimulate and facilitate sojourns of teachers abroad
  • curriculum: to encourage the exchange of information on the development of curricula and the development of joint curricula
  • courses: to stimulate and facilitate the development of joint courses

The SILVA network holds an annual meeting and participates in projects.

More information:

Prof. Norbert Weber
SILVA President

Department of Forest Sciences
Institute of Forest Economics and Forest Management Planning
Technische Universität Dresden
801062 Dresden

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