Dr. A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid
Head of the Department
Forests and its precious components significantly contribute to the local, regional and global environment by providing manifold services and products such as timbres, medicinal plants, foods, fuel, fodder, support sustainable human life and conservation of biodiversity. The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Science at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology offer one of the very best undergraduate and post graduate programs of Bangladesh in the field of forestry and environment.
Citizens, businesses and governments are increasingly aware of environmental consequences and sustainable resource management as the key to a sustainable future. This is an exciting opportunity for students and professionals in forestry, natural resources and environmental management field for playing roles in sustainable development and conservation of our ecosystem. Our forests are increasing in value as a source of renewable energy, a buffer for climate change and a reservoir for biodiversity.
In the backdrop of growing population and limited land resources of Bangladesh, the department of Forestry and Environmental Science of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology is offering unique scopes to contribute to our national economy while protecting our vanishing biodiversity and natural resources.Keeping these attributes in mind, our department aims at harmonizing the functions of forests and human life. Therefore, we adopt diverse and multiple techniques of research and education.
Most of our faculty members have obtained world class training and degrees from reputed universities of Europe, Australia, Canada and Asia. We have particular strengths in forest ecology, environmental law and governance, CBNRM, forest biotechnology, forest economics, wildlife management, sustainable development and resource social science. One of the unique characteristics of the department is our integrated education scheme;at the first stage the students will receive the basic knowledge and skills about forest, and in the second stage they will gradually be guided into the extensive and practical studies of issues related to protection, harvesting, utilization, products and culture of forest with the active involvement of the forest managers, forest dependent communities, indigenous people, policy makers and various other stakeholders.
Biodiversity conservation through collaborative approach is the growing concern all the over the world. In light of this, our courses’ contents are devised and regularly updated to address global dynamics of climate change, adaptation, mitigation and resilience engaging vulnerable local community.
We strongly believe graduates of this department will have the ability and efficacy to compete in the contemporary world with the knowledge and experiences of recent development in regards to forest and environmental governance.