History of Forestry Department

1995

The idea of establishing Forestry Study Program

The idea of establishing Forestry Study Program had been discussed among members of University of Jambi since 1995
2005

The idea then documented in the Strategic Plan of Jambi University

The idea then documented in the Strategic Plan of Jambi University 2005 – 2010. However, the intensive discussion and preparation of establishment of Forestry Program had been conducted since 2005 that organized mostly by Lecturers of Agriculture Faculty
2009

the Forestry Study Program of Agriculture Faculty

Finally, in 2009, the Forestry Study Program of Agriculture Faculty, University of Jambi was established based on Director General of Higher Education decree No. 159/DT/2009
2014

Upgraded to a Faculty of Forestry

In the period from 2014 to 2020, the Department of Forestry was upgraded to a Faculty of Forestry
2020

Restructured the Forestry Faculty

In 2020, the Rector of the University of Jambi restructured the Forestry Faculty into Forestry Department under Agriculture Faculty

The idea of establishing Forestry Study Program had been discussed among members of University of Jambi since 1995. The idea then documented in the Strategic Plan of Jambi University 2005 – 2010. However, the intensive discussion and preparation of establishment of Forestry Program had been conducted since 2005 that organized mostly by Lecturers of Agriculture Faculty. Finally, in 2009, the Forestry Study Program of Agriculture Faculty, University of Jambi was established based on Director General of Higher Education decree No. 159/DT/2009.  Furthermore, based on the Rector’s Decree No. 289/H21/DT/2009 the forestry study program is deployed one of the Departments in the Organizational Structure of the Faculty of Agriculture, Jambi University with the name Forestry Department. In the period from 2014 to 2020, the Department of Forestry was upgraded to a Faculty of Forestry based on the Rector’s Decree No. 92/UN21/OT/2014. In 2020, the Rector of the University of Jambi again issued Decree No. Rector’s Decree 1734/2020 dated June 18, 2020 which restructured the Forestry Faculty into Forestry Department under Agriculture Faculty. The Forestry Department consists of two study programs namely Forestry Study Program and the Professional Engineer Program. The Professional Engineer Program was established based on the Decree of Ministry of Research and Technology and Higher Education No. 650/KPT/I/2017.

The first Department Head of Forestry is Ir. Fazriyas, M.Si who had served in 2009 to 2014. During the period of 2014 to 2020, Dr. Forst. Bambang Irawan, SP. M.Sc.Trop. Forst. served as Dean of Forestry Faculty. The vice Dean for Academic, Cooperation and information system was served by Ir. Fazriyas, M.Si; Vice Dean for Administration, Human Resource and Finance by Dr. Eva Achmad, S.,Hut. M.Si in 2014 to 2019 then replaced by Rike Puspitasari, S.Hut., M.Si in 2019 – 2020. The Vice Dean for Student and Alumni affair was served by Dr. Ir. Hamzah, M.Si. The status of Forestry Faculty was transformed again into Forestry Department under Agriculture Faculty based on the Rector Decree No. SK Rektor 1734/2020. Dr. Forst. Bambang Irawan, SP. M.Sc.Trop. Forst. has been appointed as Department Head since 2020 to the present. Beside the The Department Head, the Department administration also run by Department Secretary. The first Secretary Department was served by Nursanti, S.Hut. M.Si who had served in 2009 to 2014. The second Secretary Department is served by Rike Puspitasari, S.Hut., M.Si since 2020 to the present. 

The first Head of Forestry study program was served by Ir. Fazriyas, MSi. from 2009 to 2014 and continued by Nursanti, S.Hut. M.Si from 2014 to 2018. The next Head of the forestry study program is Riana Anggraini, S, Hut. M.Si. who served from 2018 to the present. While the head of Professional Engineer Program was served by Dr. Forst Bambang Irawan , IPU from 2018 to 2020 then replaced by Ir. Fazriyas, MSi. IPU.