The Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) is an internationally known and respected forestry research centre of excellence. It is fully autonomous and is wholly owned and funded by the South African Forest Industry.
George Campus: Saasveld a satellite campus of NMMU is a firm favourite of students who study Forestry because of its beautiful setting, natural surroundings and rich forestry history. The campus itself is surrounded by commercial forests, making it the ideal setting, integrating academic training and practical experience so that students enjoy broad exposure to the industry and its practices.
Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University aims to be the preferred supplier of world-class education, research and outreach in Africa for the benefit of all peoples, industries and societies at large, with a primary focus on sustainable management of tree-based natural resources and the processing thereof.