Visit to partner universities in Europe (France, Germany and Czech Republic; 15-24 January 2012)

On 15-24 January 2012, IPB delegation consisting of:

CBD Workshop: Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Research Cooperation and Facilitated Access.

1. Prof. Dr. Anas M Fauzi, Vice Rector, Research & Collaboration
2. Prof. Dr. Iskandar Z Siregar, Director, Research and Strategic Issue Studies
3. Ir. Lien Herlina, M.Sc., Director, Academic Assessment and Development.
4. Dr. Yulin Lestari, Executive Secretary, I-MHERE B2.C

visited IPB’s partner universities/institution in France, Germany and Rep. Czech with the following travel agenda:

• 16-17 January 2012: Meetings with Indonesian Education Attache, Indonesian Embassy in Paris (Prof. Syafsir Akhlus) and MAB-UNESCO/Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences (Dr. Natarajan Ishwaran and Dr. Thomas Schaaf).
• 19-21 January 2012: Meetings with Tropenzentrum on HEP-DAAD Coordination (Prof. Wydra et al.); GAUG Alumni Ambassador (Prof. H. Kasper-Hehne and Dr. U. Muuss); JMB-CRC990 coordination (Prof. Stefan Scheu et al.) and attending CBD Workshop: Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Research Cooperation and Facilitated Access.
• 23-24 January 2012: Meetings with CULS, Czech Republic (Dr. P. Chaloupkova et al.) on Eurasia2 mobilities and further new collaborative initiatives.

Some important issues raised during the visit that are necessary to be followed up including:

• Preparation of concept note on integration of DDIP (Double Degree Indonesia-Perancis) and Fast track systems
• Preparation of innovative curriculum for vocational studies at IPB together with French partner universities. Potential study programs are crop estates (oil palm) and supervisors of food quality assurance.
• Preparation of Siberut Conservation Program – Mini Workshop in May 2012
• Planning of HEP DAAD mobilities in 2012
• Coordination of Indonesian Consortium CRC990 (IPB. UNJA and UNTAD)
• Preparation of new call for EURASIA3

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About Iskandar Z Siregar

Dr. Iskandar Z Siregar is a professor at the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. His research interests are Population Genetics of Forest Trees, Molecular Genetics of Forest Plants, , Conservation and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forest Genetic Resources, Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Adaptation and Genetics in Silviculture. Current research projects are Genetic Variation of Shorea spp, Aquillaria spp., Melia spp. and Toona spp, Genetic Marker based Chain of Custody (CoC) in Timber (teak, agarwood and dipterocarps), Genetic Risks of Species Extincion (Endangered Shorea spp.), Conservation of Tree Genetic Resources outside Forests.
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