XV World Forestry Congress


Won Sop Shin

Korea Forest Therapy Forum Chungbuk National University Republic of Korea

Chair and professor


Dr. Won Sop Shin is a professor at Chungbuk National University and Chair of the Korea Forest Therapy Forum. He has experience in research and conducting projects on forest and human health for about 30 years. His main research interest is psychological benefits from forest and nature experiences. During the years of 2013-2017, he also served as Minster of Korea Forest Service (KFS), and Chair of Committee on Forestry, FAO. During his term, KFS developed many new forest policies relating to using forest for human health and welfare. He is now a Head of Graduate Department of Forest Therapy at Chungbuk National University enrolling about 150 students in masters’ and Ph.D. programs. Won Sop Shin is also working actively with international organizations such as International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine. Won Sop Shin obtained his Ph.D. in forestry in 1992 from University of Toronto, Canada.

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