Studying at the Silviculture Department of IPB University is Fun

Dr. Irdika Mansur, Lecturer at the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry and Environment (Fahutan) IPB University, said that one of the advantages of the Department of Silviculture is the concept of nature-based learning. Much of the research and practicum conducted by lecturers and students is performed in the open air.

Dr. Irdika also explained that currently there are 17 lecturers with Doctoral degrees and three professors in the Silviculture Department. "The learning and teaching process is not only carried out in classrooms and laboratories but also direct learning in nature, such as learning the conditions of trees and insects in the forest, learning in peat areas and mangrove forests," he said in a webinar event with the theme of  Fun Learning at Silviculture Department and the Post Campus Life, 21/2.

"Studying in Silviculture means learning about science, technology, and the arts in building and managing forests to be sustainable and productive," said Dr. Irdika.

Dr. Irdika explained, Indonesia as a country in the tropics that has such fertile forest areas has the potential to be studied by students.

Meanwhile, Idham Fahmi, an alumnus of the Department of Silviculture who is currently working at the Bakrie Group-Oil and Gas Company, also gave testimony that forestry graduates can work in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, mining industry, petroleum industry, civil servants, business entities. State-owned (BUMN) and experts.

"One of the jobs of forestry graduates in the oil and gas industry is to take care of permits for industrial establishment in forest areas. Not only that, in companies, forestry graduates can also be assigned to collect data and check, and learn the legal basis for fulfilling company obligations," he said.

Meanwhile, Akbar Hidayat, the staff at the Center for Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership for the Java Bali Region of Nusa Tenggara, the Directorate General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnerships (Ditjen PSKL) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) shared his experiences when he started studying at the Silviculture Department. He also shared his experiences working at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

"Currently, my job is closely related to the community, making programs for people living in the forest environment to have a better quality of life," said Akbar.

Other alumni who also shared their impressions were Pinka N Asteria who is currently continuing her studies at University Putera Malaysia and Muhammad Ikbal Putera who is currently working in Komodo National Park. (IAAS/Adv)

Published Date : 23-Feb-2021

Resource Person : Dr Irdika Mansur

Keyword : IPB students, IPB silviculture, IPB forestry