• After completing their Research Project defense, undergraduate students pose in the nursery complex, adding a touch of beauty to their celebratory moment

    • The Department of Forestry and Environmental Science launched fruit and forest trees planting program on the occasion of honb Prime Minister's initiative to plant one crore saplings nationwide to celebrate the centenary birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    • In a strategic move, the FES team utilized drone technology to capture aerial images of the nursery, aiding in the meticulous selection of road alignment

    • Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed, the esteemed Vice-Chancellor of the university, inaugurated the newly constructed nursery building of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

    • The FES team taking drone imagery to select road alignment for the nursery

    • Inspired by the spirit of the International Day of Forests 2024, FES embarks on a celebratory rally, echoing its commitment to forest conservation

    • FES planting trees to mark the international day of forests 2024

    • The FES 3-1 (2024) batch brings a touch of elegance as they attend a Term Test for the Remote Sensing and GIS (FES-313) course

    • To celebrate the Victory Day, floral tributes are offered at the Shaheed Minar

    • Participants in a 3-day workshop conducted under the Eco-physiology Lab of FES

    • Embarking on a mission to aid the flood-affected populace of Sylhet Division

    • The inner view of Forestry Lab-1

    • Professor Dr. Anthony S. Devis from the University of New Hampshire's College of Life Science and Agriculture hosts a scientific seminar on - Delving into the significance of science for sustainable conservation

    • On the occasion of the centenary birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, floral tributes are offered at Bangabandhu's sculpture

    • Amidst anticipation and enthusiasm, Prof. Dr. Romel Ahmed assumes the role of Head of the Department, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and leadership

    • Gathering in the grandeur of SUST's central auditorium, FES hosts a warm and welcoming reception for its freshers, marking the beginning of their academic journey with celebration and camaraderie

    • Amidst the vibrant festivities of 'Pohela Boishakh', the joyous onset of the Bengali New Year, celebrations abound with colorful cultural events and traditional fervor

    • As 'Pohela Boishakh' commences, marking the start of the Bengali New Year, the atmosphere brims with colorful cultural festivities and cherished traditions

    • FES family planting trees on a hill side

    • A scientific talk on forest management organized by the department of FES

    • Honb Vice-Chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed and the FES faculties grace the dais at the Freshers' Reception, adding an air of prestige and honor to the event

    • Professor Dr. Md Danesh Miah, an esteemed external examiner hailing from the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University (IFESCU), presides over the MSc Thesis defense of FES students at SUST, bringing expertise and scholarly insight to the academic discourse

    • Gathered before the department, passing-out MSc students and faculty members create a picturesque scene, embodying the spirit of academic excellence and collaboration

    • FES faculty members convene for a departmental meeting within the office space, fostering unity and collective dialogue amidst the professional ambiance

    • In a serene setting at the guest house of SUST, FES faculties share a momentous gathering with the esteemed retired Professor Kalim Uddin Bhuiyan, embodying respect and admiration for his enduring legacy

    • Engaging in a captivating briefing session, the forest beat officer enlightens participants during the Field Tour at Khadimnagar National Park, Sylhet, enriching the experience with valuable insights and knowledge

    • Embarking on an immersive Field Tour through the enchanting Ratargul Swamp Forest in Sylhet, participants delve into the wonders of nature, embracing the serenity of this unique ecosystem

    Forestry & Environmental Science

    Academics / FES


    The Department of Forestry and Environmental Science (FES) was established in 1998, and housed in the School of Agriculture and Mineral Sciences at SUST. The department's ambitious goal is to provide its graduates with the knowledge and abilities needed to assume challenging and exciting roles in the management of forests and natural resources, both inside and outside of the country. A range of dedicated and experienced faculty members and students from a variety of backgrounds are constantly in pursuit of searching for and producing new knowledge in the fields of forestry and environmental science. ## The FES department currently offers two MSc degrees in forestry, MSc (General) and MSc (Thesis), as well as a four-year BSc (Hons.) program. The department typically produces 30 postgraduates and 50 graduates annually. Graduates of FES are finding work in a variety of domestic and international government and non-governmental organizations in the domains of governance, livelihood and biodiversity conservation, forest and environmental management, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. ## The Department of FES provides ample opportunities to the students and faculties for education and research. The department is currently equipped with laboratory facilities in several relevant fields of research including plant genetics and biotechnology, remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS), forest ecology and management, and plant nursing in the nursery. ## Utilizing the existing laboratory facilities, students and faculties are engaged in a wide number of research activities to understand contemporary issues in these areas including (but not limited to) climate change, plant genetics and biotechnology, forest soil, plant pathology, ecosystem service valuation, disturbance ecology, ecological economics, wood anatomy, tropical dendroclimatology, bio-fertilizer, and environmental management. These issues in hand have both local and international significance in facing the challenges of environmental security in the context of global climate change. ## The research outcomes are regularly published in reputed national and international peer-reviewed journals. Apart from regular academic activities, the department arranges technical seminars, thematic presentations, field trips, and national and international forest and environment-related days and events. ## The department regularly receives research funding from many national and international organizations. The ongoing researches are funded by national bodies like the ministries and SUST research center, and international agencies including SANDEE, Rufford, IFS, and DFG. The department has some collaborative and exchange research programs with Glasgow University, Oxfam Foundation, FAO, IUCN, and the state-owned Bangladesh Forest Department (FD). ## 2. Vision: To be a globally recognized hub of excellence in forestry and environmental science education, research, and outreach, driving positive change for the sustainable management and conservation of forests and natural resources in Bangladesh and the world. ## Mission: 1. Enrich students with rigorous academic programs and experiential learning opportunities that foster a deep understanding of forestry and environmental principles, preparing them to address complex forest and environmental challenges. ++ 2. Conduct cutting-edge research to advance knowledge and innovation in forestry and environmental science, contributing to evidence-based solutions for forest and environmental sustainability. ++ 3. Engage with communities, government agencies, and stakeholders to promote environmental awareness, advocate for conservation policies, and collaborate on initiatives that enhance the resilience and well-being of forests, ecosystems, and local communities. ++ 4. Promote interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships both nationally and internationally to integrate diverse perspectives and expertise in addressing pressing environmental issues, fostering a holistic approach to sustainable development. ++ 5. Cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship and responsibility among students, faculty, and staff through immersive learning experiences, ethical leadership development, and active participation in environmental conservation initiatives, nurturing a lifelong commitment to preserving forests and nature.