13th CKJ group photo

On October 25 - 27, the Thirteenth Joint Seminar of China-Japan-Korea on Wood Quality and Utilization of Domestic Species (13th CKJ Seminar) was held at Nanjing, which was organized by Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), co-organized with Research Institute of Wood Industry of Chinese Academy of Forestry, IAWA, National Institute of Forest Science Korea, etc. More than 100 scholars, from Kyoto University, Tokyo University, Akita Prefectural University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Seoul National University, Korea Association of Wood Culture, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University, Nanjing Forestry University, Southwest Forestry University, Zhejiang A&F University, and others, totally researchers from 15 universities and research institutions gathered at NFU to discuss the frontier questions of wood quality and utilization.

Prof. Hong Zhang, vice president of NFU also attended the opening ceremony of the 13th joint seminar and gave the welcome speech. Hong Zhang mentioned that it was a great honor to have this opportunity to hold the joint seminar on wood quality and utilization at our university and she expressed thanks for the researchers who come from various countries attend this joint seminar. She briefly introduced the history, developmental orientation and present situation of our university, and the important position of ‘wood science and technology’ in forestry engineering discipline for national ‘double first-rate’ program. She said that the joint seminar not only created opportunities for us to learn and exchange ideas of experts and scholars in the field of wood science from Japan and South Korea but also effectively promoted the in-depth cooperation among China, Japan, and South Korea in the academic field. We hope to take this seminar as an opportunity to promote the sustainable development of wood science and technology at our university and make the greater contribution to the development of forestry engineering.

During the joint seminar, the organizer invited professor Don-ha Choi, Vice President of the Korea Association of Wood Culture, Professor Junji Sugiyama of Kyoto University, and Professor Juwan Jin of Nanjing Forestry University to give keynote lectures on seminar, and 28 oral presentations with 43 posters were presented at the seminar. Dr. Don-ha Choi invited all researchers to join the 14th CKJ seminar, which will be held at Seoul, Korea in 2019.

The Joint Seminar of China-Japan-Korea on Wood Quality and Utilization of Domestic Species was launched by wood science and technology domain experts who come from China, Japan and Korea in 2006. The topic of seminar is wood quality and utilization. The aim of this joint seminar is to promote international experts and scholars to exchange the latest research results, advanced technology and experience in wood science fields, and discuss the opportunities and challenges of wood products and utilization in China, Japan, and South Korea.

(Bao Zhang, Shengcheng Zhai)