During the period from June 12 to June 24, 2017, on the basis of the ESPC “Saryarka” (Shchuchinsk city) of S. Seifullina Kazakh Agro Technical University it was worked the IV International Summer School "Forest as a Renewable Energy Source", with the participation of master and doctoral students of "Forest Resources and Forestry" specialty of the Karadeniz Technical University (Trabzon, Turkey), Artvin Coruh University (Artvin, Turkey) , Ural Forestry Engineering University (Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation), Shakarim Semey State University, M.Kozybaev North- Kazakhstan State University, Zhangir Khan West Kazakhstan Agro technical University, Taraygyrov Pavlodar State University and S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University.
The lecturers of the international summer school were: Professor Erzhan Oktan from the Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey), Associate Professor Matvey Danchenko from the Tomsk State University (RF), the Head of Forest Resources and Forestry Department Dani Sarsekova and the senior lecturer of the Department Sara Kitaibekova.
On June 15, 2017, it was opening ceremony of the IV International Summer School where Kerteshev T.S., the UNDP Program Coordinator in Kazakhstan, Zhagalbaev B.T., representative of the department of postgraduate education, as well as representatives of SNNP "Burabay and employers have participated.
The International Summer School "Forest as a Renewable Energy Source" is an intensive two-week training course, where master and doctoral students exchanged experience and gained new knowledge, skills and useful links, and acquired the skills of scientific research in the forest, which enabled participants to gain new knowledge as well as they got information about modern problems of forestry, exchange experience, opinions, to master the methodology of scientific research.
Classes were conducted in the form of lectures, practical classes in the forest, in SNNP "Burabay", dendropark, Kazakh National Scientific Research Institute of Forestry, the northern branch of the Republican Selection Center as well as in the evenings it was held discussions in Turkish, English, Russian and Kazakh languages on "Problems and Priorities of forest science and forest education"and "Communication of EXPO-2017 and forestry ".
Within the framework of the Summer School it was conducted lectures and practical classes in English by the following topics: modern forest management problems; modern problems of forestry; conservation of biodiversity; remote sensing and GIS technologies in forestry as well as economic valuation of ecosystem services.
In addition to the educational process, the students took an active part in cultural and mass events: a contest for the best idea of the Logo of the V International Summer School; traditions and customs of Turkey, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan; round table with the participation of employers "Problems of modern forestry in Turkey, Russia and Kazakhstan"; visiting to the College of Ecology and Forestry, SNNP Burabay, Museum of Local Lore, Center Visit, Laboratory of Biotechnology and Selection of Woody Plants of Kazakh National Scientific Research Institute of Forestry and also in the evenings there were held discussions on the theme "Problems and Priorities of Forest Science and Forest Education" and "Communication EXPO-2017 and forestry".
At the end of the summer school, participants of the IV International Summer School - 2017 were awarded certificates of participation. On June 25-26, 2017, guests from Turkey and Russia visited S. Seifullin KATU , the city's attractions and Expo-2017.
The organizer of the Fourth International Summer School is "Forest Resources and Forestry" Department of the Agronomy Faculty of S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University.