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
- University of Padova
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
DisciplinesClimate Studies & Meteorology Forestry View 3 other Masters in Forestry in Italy
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA1500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 750 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- 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.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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