The SILVA Network, led by Wageningen foresters, is helping foster close
cooperation between European universities, both for education and research.
Wageningen staff give lectures in Spain and Sweden, and students from all
over Europe will be able to follow international lectures through the
Internet in the near future.
The Virtual Forestry Academy is the newest plan to emerge from the network
of foresters. The idea is to enable the different areas of expertise of the
more than thirty university forestry departments in Europe to be utilised
more efficiently. “Courses will be created for students from all over
Europe, in which the introductory and concluding sessions are given in
person by a lecturer, and the middle part takes place through e-mail and
the Internet. It’s still early days, but the SILVA Network makes this kind
of experiment possible,