The new BFH-HAFL director

01.09.2020 Ute Seeling became the new director of BFH-HAFL on 1 September 2020, a role she undertook with pride and pleasure: ‘The school enjoys a very good reputation in Switzerland and far beyond’.

The habilitation-holding forest scientist, Prof Dr Ute Seeling, has many years of professional and management experience in scientific and educational contexts. Most recently, she headed the Kompetenzzentrum für Waldarbeit, Forsttechnik und Holzlogistik KWF in Gross-Umstadt near Frankfurt, Germany. As a long-standing member of the advisory board of the Forest Science Division at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, she is already very familiar with the school’s business.

Ute Seeling, Direktorin BFH-HAFL

‘I’m now looking forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to the development of the whole school’, says the new BFH-HAFL director. She is proud and pleased to do so: ‘The school enjoys a very good reputation in Switzerland and far beyond. Much has been done in Zollikofen to provide staff and students with optimal conditions for teaching and research. I’m very much looking forward to working with the people at HAFL to tackle current and future challenges and to implement projects successfully’.

The BFH university board appointed Prof Dr Ute Seeling as the new director in January 2020. She was elected to succeed Prof Dr Magdalena Schindler Stokar, who took her well-earned retirement on 31 August 2020 as the director of BFH-HAFL and deputy president of Bern University of Applied Sciences.