21 June 2021
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MSc PROGRAM IN FOREST POLICY AND ECONOMICS (FORPEC)

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

The main selec­tion cri­te­ria for appli­cants are:

 

CONTACT US

Saint-Peters­burg State For­est Tech­ni­cal University,

Insi­tut­sky per., 5, St. Peters­burg, 
194021, Russia

Tel.: +7 (812) 670 92 60

e‑mail: mobilityftu@mail.com

 

STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM:

MANDATORY COURSES, SPECIAL COURSES, PRACTICAL TRAINING AND MSC THESIS

 

Cycles of dis­ci­plines, disciplines

Cred­its

 

Semes­ters  

Con­trol

 

    1 2

 

3 4
Manda­to­ry courses
His­to­ry and method­ol­o­gy of forestry and for­est industry 4 X       Exam
Mod­ern prob­lems of forestry and for­est industry 14 X X     Exam
IT in the forestry and for­est industry 8 X       Exam
Ecol­o­gy and sus­tain­able for­est management 9   X     Exam
Plan­ning of spe­cial­ly pro­tect­ed areas 9     X   Exam
Spe­cial courses
For­est economics 8 X       Exam
For­est man­age­ment and planning 8   X     Exam
For­est policy 8 X       Exam
Envi­ron­men­tal economics 11     X   Test
Polit­i­cal theory 11   X     Test
Prac­ti­cal train­ing and MSc thesis
Research prac­ti­cal training 6   X     Test
Teach­ing prac­ti­cal training 5     X   Test
MSc the­sis 30       X Defence
Total num­ber of credits 120          

Spe­cial cours­es content

PART 1. Inter­na­tion­al and Russ­ian For­est Pol­i­cyStu­dents get a thor­ough knowl­edge of nation­al for­est pol­i­cy in Rus­sia with focus on the insti­tu­tion­al frame­work and actors in the sec­tor; region­al-supra­na­tion­al, Pan-Euro­pean and glob­al for­est pol­i­cy regimes, skills in pol­i­cy analy­ses. Lec­tures and sem­i­nars are the pre­vail­ing teach­ing form, vis­its to rel­e­vant stake­hold­er organ­i­sa­tions are inte­grat­ed in the cur­ricu­lum. Exam­ples of envi­sioned cours­es: pan-Euro­pean for­est pol­i­cy and mul­ti­level-gov­er­nance; pol­i­cy tools for sus­tain­able forestry; for­est cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, for­est gov­er­nance and com­bat­ing of ille­gal logging.

PART 2. For­est Man­age­ment and Planning 

Stu­dents devel­op knowl­edge and skills in for­est man­age­ment plan­ning on var­i­ous tem­po­ral and spa­tial scales. The start­ing point of the theme is the per­spec­tive on plan­ning as deci­sion sup­port. Besides more tra­di­tion­al approach­es, this block employs com­po­nents of prob­lem-based learn­ing and case stud­ies, where stu­dents work with “real life” plan­ning examples.

Exam­ples of envi­sioned cours­es: meth­ods and tools for deci­sion sup­port; tree cov­er mod­el­ling on stand, for­est and land­scape lev­el; plan­ning for mul­ti- func­tion­al forestry; a case study.

PART 3. Mod­ern eco­nom­ics for forestry in tran­si­tionThis part intro­duces the econ­o­my the­o­ry as applied under mar­ket econ­o­my con­di­tions. Appli­ca­tions of the the­o­ry in an econ­o­my under tran­si­tion are exam­ined using hypo­thet­i­cal and actu­al exam­ples, employ­ing dis­cus­sions, exer­cis­es and simulations.

Exam­ples of envi­sioned cours­es: eco­nom­ics of forestry at stand lev­el; market/profit ori­ent­ed man­age­ment of for­est enter­prise; envi­ron­men­tal economics.