Tamalanrea-Unhas. Lecturer at the Faculty of Forestry, Hasanuddin University, Dr. Forest Muhammad Alif K. Sahide, S.Hut., M.Si was present as a resource person at the brunch talk program organized by the Hasanuddin University Directorate of Communication with the theme “Let’s Become a Forester, The World Lung Expert”. This program takes place at 4:00 p.m. live via Instagram @fahutan_unhas and @hasanuddin_univ (31/3).
Starting the event Muhammad Alif explained the brief history of the establishment of the Hasanuddin University Faculty of Forestry.
“The Faculty of Forestry Unhas is a faculty that was founded in 1963, where previously the Faculty of Forestry was under the auspices of the Faculty of Agriculture, Hasanuddin University, at that time it was still in the form of interest or concentration in forestry”, explained Muhammad Alif.
The Faculty of Forestry has been established for 14 years, several study programs at the Faculty of Forestry include Forestry Science, Forest Conservation and Forestry Engineering. Forestry Science is a study program that has a multidisciplinary vision in forestry that supports rural forest areas.
Muhammad Alif also explained that from the history of the Covid-19 pandemic it has to do with the environment because the environment has changed so that viruses are very easy to emerge.
“Currently, history proves that humans have successfully passed several pandemics, hopefully we can get through the pandemic times, but in the future what needs to be done is not only vaccines, but the most important thing is to improve natural governance, humans must be able to co-exist with nature, especially forestry as lungs. -the world’s lungs so that we can minimize new viruses “, explained Muhammad Alif.
Muhammad Alif said that what needs to be prepared to be able to study at the Faculty of Forestry Unhas is not only related to science but the most important thing is to be mentally and open-minded, ready to accept differences in scientific paradigms, ready to receive knowledge and ready to share.