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School of International Tropical Forestry

16DrNormahAwangBesar

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Dr. Normah Awang Besar @ Raffie

 Website: www.ums.edu.my/spta


Message from the Dean

Welcome to School of International Tropical Forestry (SITF), Universiti Malaysia Sabah.  We invite you to visit us at any time; either to further your study (undergraduate or postgraduate studies), research collaboration or networking with us. Founded in 1996,  SITF is striving to become a Center of Excellence in forestry education and research that contributes to the university, state, national, regional and global aspirations in sustainable forestry.

Currently we offer four forestry programmes for Bachelor of Forestry Science Degree; (1) International Tropical Forestry, (2) Nature Park & Recreation, (3) Forest Plantation & Agro-Forestry, and (4) Wood Fibre Industry & Technology. We also offer Doctoral and Master Degrees in various specializations of forestry study; e.g. Biomass, silviculture, recreation, nature tourism, wood technology, hydrology, forestry products and soil science.

We believe working with the community and various stakeholders is crucial in achieving sustainable management of the country’s forest resources and wood-based industries.  For this, we work closely with other government institutions (e.g. Malaysian Timber Council, State Forestry Department, and Wildlife Department), private sectors (e.g. Sabah Forest Industries, Bornion Timber, SAFODA) and foreign organizations (e.g. Tokyo University, The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Japan’s Forestry & Forest Products Research Institute and Mulawarman University).

 

 


 

About Us:

Forestry is a sector that received much attention either within or outside the country. This sector also plays an important role in the national economy as a source of revenue from exports of the products from the forest. Furthermore, National forest should be managed in a sustainable manner to ensure sustainable forest existence. Therefore, School of International Tropical Forestry was established in order to;

  1. Provide a solid foundation of knowledge and professional in the field of forestry and timber management capabilities that can be applied in a variety of sub-industries.
  2. Help students prepare themselves with knowledge and competitiveness in the forestry and timber careers nationally and internationally.
  3. Train graduates in the field of forestry in line with the needs of the forestry and timber country, particularly the management of natural forests and forest plantations, nature park management and recreation, as well as technology and industrial wood fiber.

School  of International Tropical Forestry (SITF) offers four programs of study for a Bachelor of Forestry Science with honors in International Tropical Forestry Program, Nature Parks and Recreation and Industry and Wood Fiber Technology and Forest Plantation and Agroforestry. For those who are interested to pursue graduate, SITF also provides postgraduate or Masters programs by coursework in the areas of Tropical Agroforestry. More information about graduate programs offered you can find the information through the Dean of Postgraduate School in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (http://www.ums.edu.my/v5/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=1975&Itemid=2159&lang=ms) .

School Goals

  1. Cultivating and disseminating useful knowledge and emphasize the aspects of sustainable forest management (sustainable forest management), as well as the efficient processing of forest products which produce high value-added products as well as harmony with environment quality.
  2. Generate and produce a younger generation with knowledge, technology and skills in forest treasures to manage the resources wisely.
  3. Nurturing and polishing integrity of students to be well-balanced and competent graduates at national and global levels.

 


ico-addressSchool of International Tropical Forestry, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

ico-phone+6088-320000 ext. 8772/8880/8583  ico-fax +6088-320876

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