The main selection criteria for applicants are:
Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University,
Insitutsky per., 5, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russia
Tel.: +7 (812) 670 92 60
STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM:
MANDATORY COURSES, SPECIAL COURSES, PRACTICAL TRAINING AND MSC THESIS
Cycles of disciplines, disciplines
|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|
|Forest management and planning||8||X||Exam|
|Practical training and MSc thesis|
|Research practical training||6||X||Test|
|Teaching practical training||5||X||Test|
|Total number of credits||120|
Special courses content
PART 1. International and Russian Forest Policy Students 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 transition This 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.