Timber, energy or recreation? What is the best way to use this enormous resource?
VISIONS of what forestry should contribute to society have diversified greatly over the years and views on what sustainable forest management is are becoming increasingly complex. The role of forests and nature in safeguarding our living environment has grown in importance, resulting in a strong focus on how we can use and should manage this resource. At the same time, demand for forest products such as timber, energy and recreation is also increasing.
This programme is given in as part of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) network, a cooperation of leading universities in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.
Consortium fees of 4,000 and 8,000 per year are charged from Europeans*) and non-Europeans respectively. An additional 1,050 is collected from students as a field course contribution towards accommodation and some of the meals provided during Study Modules 5 and 6.
It is a two-year programme run jointly by the universities of Joensuu (Finland), Freiburg (Germany), Wageningen (Netherlands), Lleida (Spain), BOKU (Austria), AgroParisTech-ENGREF (France) and SLU (Sweden).
The programme is conducted in English and attracts students from all over the world. The first year (60 HEC) consists of a common component for all students on the programme. It is comprised of courses on development and various aspects of forestry in Europe. You will complete a three-month internship at a forest organisation and a European field course.
In the second year, you can specialise by choosing elective courses (30 HEC) and writing your MSc thesis (30 HEC). The programme will take you to at least two of the participating universities and you will receive a double degree based on your individual study plan for the second year. Students develop their study plan in consultation with their supervisors to ensure they meet the national requirements for the degrees offered by the participating universities.
No work experience is required.
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SLU develops knowledge about our biological natural resources – everything that lives and grows. At SLU we conduct research, teach and inform about the opportunities, and possible risks incurred, when using our forests, landscapes, soils and animals in different ways.