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Forestry and Natural Resources, M.Sc.

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With regard to resources of animals, plants, water and soil around us and the belief of sustainable management, our department focuses on discovering the structure, capability and diversity of ecosystems to use natural resources. The Forest and Natural Resources programme is delivered by National Ilan University.


  • Ecology Protection

With regard to local ecology specialties resources, our department focuses on global ecology change and ecology protection. Our course arrangement focuses on basic science training, connection to local ecology knowledge and society expectation of spices conservation, actively develop whole-ecology-concerned spices protection courses, to culture multifaceted experts with expertise in ecological surveys and species protection knowledge.

  • Sustainable Management

Our department focuses on pragmatic fieldwork and approaches to analysis of survey data to provide information applied to management of resources decision making. We understand and respect different views toward management and usage of natural resources. Students are expected to have humanities accomplishments, skills of communication and coordination, and enthusiasm in sharing knowledge and experiences.

  • Wood/bamboo Resources Usage

Our department combines science and managements which are both concerned with the belief of sustainable management and necessary for culture industry of wood and bamboo, to achieve the goal of sustainable usage of natural resources. Our course arrangement focuses on integration of ecology, humanities and science approaches. Gathering advisors with different expertise, we connect research group with government, industry and academia to improve sustainable usage of wood resources in ecology, production and individual lives.

  • Goals of Research and Development

The major research and development of our department focuses on the unique forest and natural resources in Ilan. The goals of the research and development are as follows,

To gather information concerned with forest resources and ecosystems, as at a basis for ecosystem management, ecological environment structures and resources use.

To improve life-style and life-space arrangement combined with forest ecology, join regional ecosystem protection and rebuilding, and to bridge the gap between individual lives and ecosystems to create a good life environment – on a basis of research development and advertising.

To bridge the gap among ecosystems, individual lives, cultures and economy and create the most efficient forest resource usage in order to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

To culture experts who have the concept of integration of forest industry development and specific expertise for national expert resources.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Spatial Information Analysis
  • Practice of Wildlife Research
  • Tree Distribution
  • Scientific Writing
  • Tropical Rain Forestry
  • Methodology of Fungal Researches
  • Systematic Ecology
  • Forest Community Ecology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Forest Resources Monitoring and Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • Verification of Highest Diploma
  • Verification of official transcripts 
  • Copy of passport 
  •  Certificate for Chinese or English Proficiency
  • A Study plan in Chinese or in English
  • Financial certificate
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Declaration Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1419 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • NT$44,000 per semester

Living costs for Yilan

  • 19664 - 26570 TWD/month
    Living Costs

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