The University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, this year invites entries for the eleventh international Josef Umdasch Research Prize, which is endowed with 30,000 euros in prize money. Instituted in memory of the founder of the Umdasch Group, this prize is one of Europe’s premier awards for research in the field of forestry and timber science, a fact which is underlined by the high quality of the research papers submitted over the years. The deadline for the submission of entries for the 2012 Josef Umdasch Research Prize is 31st July 2012.
Endowed by Hilde Umdasch and Alfred Umdasch, the Research Prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of forestry and timber science. It focuses primarily upon new cultivation methods, environmentally sound timber harvesting, new reafforestation methods, innovations in the field of timber processing, and on holistic approaches to optimising the value-chain in the forestry and wood-based industries.
The Josef Umdasch Research Prize is a token of the esteem in which the Umdasch Group holds scientific research as the foundation upon which business-related, product-specific research and development work can build. It also serves to reiterate the Umdasch Group’s close ties to, and long-standing co-operative relationship with, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna.
More information on the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2012, and the entry form, may be found at www.boku.ac.at