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New Head of Foresight and Information Programme appointed

Dr. Lauri Hetemäki has been appointed as the Head of Foresight and Information Research Programme at the European Forest Institute. Dr. Hetemäki will start his 5-year-term at EFI on 1 August.

Dr. Hetemäki holds a D.Sc. in Economics from the University of Helsinki, and a MA in Economics from the University of Sussex, England. He is currently working as a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), where he has focused on global forest industry, and prepared outlook studies for both global and Finnish forest sectors.

Dr. Hetemäki has also a strong research experience in the impact of information and communication technology to forest sector, and bioenergy issues. He has also extensive experience in project management and policy advice and he is an author of over 100 scientific and popular publications.

Foresight and Information Research Programme is one of the three research programmes of EFI, and it focuses particularly on information services on European forests and foresight studies for the European forest sector.

More information: Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Assistant Director, European Forest Institute, tel. +358 10 773 4321




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