Lauri Hetemäki appointed as member of Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

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Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director at the European Forest Institute (EFI), and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, has been appointed as a foreign member in the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The Academy has 210 Swedish and 75 foreign members, and new members are invited when positions become available.

“The Academy membership is a great personal honour, but I think also a recognition of the pan-European forest research and science-policy work that European Forest Institute is doing", Hetemäki states.

Award ceremony
© Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, photo: Erik Cronberg.

The Royal Academy was founded in 1813 at the initiative of king Karl XIV Johan. The Academy is an active and independent forum, whose role is to support of science and practical experience, to promote agriculture and forestry and related activities, for the benefit of society.  The Academy is a place where the sector’s science and practice meet. The goal is to disseminate research, discuss ideas and experiences, and work together to promote sustainable use of natural resources.

Each year, the Academy arranges member meetings related to different themes, as well as public seminars, conferences and workshops. They address opportunities and problems related to natural resources and make initiatives for developing sustainable resource-based solutions for well-being. The Academy also often voices out its opinions on current events, and produces publications.

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The Academy celebrated its anniversary on 28 January 2018 in the City Hall of Stockholm,  where Lauri Hetemäki (third from left) received his certificate with the other international fellows. Read more here.