On 25 May 2022, Director of the Global Change Research Institute (CzechGlobe) Prof. Michal Marek, PhD, gave a lecture on ’Management in Science’, at the Rectorate of the University of Banja Luka.
This lecture is one of the activities related to strengthening the cooperation between our Faculty of Forestry and CzechGlobe from Brno. The lecture, which was attended by the Vice-Rector for Scientific Research and Development of the University of Banja Luka Prof. Miroslav Malinović, PhD, was primarily intended for executives in individual members, including deans, vice-deans and heads of departments.
In addition to Prof. Marek, in the past few days, his colleague Marian Pavelka, PhD, also stayed in Banja Luka.
On the first day of their visit, a meeting of the delegations of the Faculty of Forestry and the Institute was held with the board of directors of the Forest Farm ’Gradiška’, where, among other things, the possibility of installing measuring instruments in the area managed by the said forest farm was discussed.
During this meeting, the guests from Brno expressed their readiness to donate modern equipment for monitoring climate parameters to the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Banja Luka, which would include the Faculty in the nationwide network of measuring stations. As stated, plantations of fast-growing deciduous trees, managed by the said forestry, were considered for one of the potential locations.
On the second day of the visit, Prof. Marian Pavelka also held training for employees at the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Banja Luka - on the benefits and ways to use equipment for monitoring climate parameters.
During their visit to the Faculty of Forestry, professors from the Czech Republic also gave a lecture to students on the topic ’The impact of climate change on forest productivity’.
CzechGlobe is a public institution with regional impact, primarily in resolving the problem of insufficient interconnection of scientific and application spheres, utilizing the potential of education in environmental, eco-engineering and related fields.