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SUTROFOR - Sustainable Tropical Forestry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #116 (BCR) Padua, Italy
This two-year Masters SUTROFOR - Sustainable Tropical Forestry course at University of Padova prepares qualified graduates to deal with the complex aspects of contemporary tropical forestry. 

Overview

The topic of sustainable tropical forestry is of global importance. 

Between one and two billion people depend on wood-based fuel; non-wood forest products and services are crucial to the livelihood of more than one billion poor people mainly in rural areas; timber is an important commodity for both the domestic economy and for export; and the citizens in developing countries are increasingly concerned with the fate of tropical forests. 

The potential for trees and forests to contribute to the sustainable development in tropical and subtropical countries is increasingly recognised and included in poverty alleviation strategies.

The SUTROFOR - Sustainable Tropical Forestry course at University of Padova offers:

  • a firm theoretical foundation
  • ability to function on the international scene, and openness to foreign cultures
  • all competencies needed for working as a researcher or in tropical forest practices, e.g. development agencies, consultancies, NGOs, international organisations, ministries, governmental agencies, or district forest offices.

The SUTROFOR MSc Course is organised by a Consortium which includes five of the best European universities within the field of forest and nature management:

  • University of Copenhagen
  • Bangor University
  • Dresden University of Technology
  • AgroParisTech
  • University of Padova

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Course work(Copenhagen)
  • Course work(Bangor)
  • Course work (Dresden)
  • Forests and livelihoods in developing countries (Copenhagen)
  • Agroforestry systems (Bangor)
  • Tropical forest management (Dresden)
  • Environmental management and policies for tropical forests (Montpellier)
  • Social and environmental responsibility in tropical forestry (Padova)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    83

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    560

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Biology, Geography and Geoinformatics, Natural Ressources or Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Agrobiology or Economics from Aarhus University.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or Geography from Aalborg University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Technological and Socio-Economic Planning (TekSam-Miljøplanlægning), Natural Sciences or Geography as well as the International Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from Roskilde University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Southern Denmark
  • Professional Bachelor's degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering or Urban Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Partner Country Scholarships (Only for Non-EU students):These scholarships can be awarded to masters students from all countries other than the EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.

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