Interfob (INTER-Européenne FOrêt Bois) is an annual meeting of European schools and Universities of Wood science and technology, where students and professionals across Europe meet to share their knowledge and contacts over the one week’s meeting course.
The Interfob was inaugurated in 1989 by Epinal’s students. Soon after schools in Switzerland and Spain joined followed by countries of Eastern Europe that have made their official entry to this movement.
Today, Interfob event gathers each year more than 300 students from the field of Wood science and technology, coming from more than twenty European schools. Each annual meeting is held during one week in a different European country and is entirely organized by the students of the hosting country.
Interfob 2010 took place in France; it was organized by the students of the Academy of Wood science and technology in Nantes (L’école supérieure du bois de Nantes).
Interfob 2011 took place in Austria and was organized by the students of Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna).
Interfob 2012 took place in Switzerland and was organized by the students of the Bern University of Applied Sciences and took place in the heart of Switzerland at Melchtal near Luzern.
Interfob 2014 took place in Finland and was organized by the students of Wood Technology from Lahti University of Applied Sciences and took place in Messilä ski resort near Lahti, Finland.
Interob 2015 took place in Germany and was organized by the students of the Faculty of Wood Engineering from Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.
Students from all over Europe are invited to participate on INTERFOB 2016.