Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use

International projects and Alumni activities

October 2017: Project workshop at VNUF - Developing a South East Asia International Master Program in Tropical Forestry

The Project organised an international meeting at Vietnam National University of Forestry from 23 to 25 October 2017. The project coordinator and partners from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered to introduce the project to a broader audience of university staff, students and invited representatives from LAO embassy, ministries, GIZ and the DAAD regional office. A second part focused on milestones in 2018 and the development of future directions for a second project phase.


The Alumni network of the CBL focuses its activities on development-related issues, with major areas of interest in research and education in

  • sustainable development
  • food production
  • forest, soil and water management
  • health – plant/animal/human in particular in the developing world.

We implement and execute collaborative research projects in the above thematic areas, covering both basic and applied research, and support international study programs on behalf of the faculties of Agriculture and Forestry as well as post-graduate programs of the faculties of Geoscience and Geography, Biology and Economic Sciences, also in collaboration with universities in the Global South. Thus, CBL draws on advanced theoretical and application-oriented knowledge among its members and partners, from such diverse fields as agriculture, veterinary sciences, forestry and agroforestry, development economics, ecology, biodiversity, landscape ecology, geography, nature conservation, hydrogeology and related social sciences and medicine, for the promotion of research and for capacity building to globally support sustainable food production and resource management, in the face of global change, climate change and food insecurity.

To increase networking and cooperation in research and education with other development- related domains in Göttingen and research institutes worldwide, embedded in research networks of global importance, is the explicit goal of the institute