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.
This two-year MSc in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) prepares qualified graduates to deal with the complex aspects of contemporary tropical forestry. The programme provides the students with:
- 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 Consortium
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, Faculty of Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Bangor University, School of the Environment and Natural Resources, Bangor (UK)
- Technische Universität Dresden ,Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Tharandt (Germany)
- AgroParisTech, Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences, Montpellier (France)
- University of Padova, TESAF Department, School of Agriculture, Padova (Italy)
The SUTROFOR Consortium also includes the following non-European associate partners: Tribhuvan University in Nepal, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza in Costa Rica and Makerere University, Uganda.
The SUTROFOR partner Institutions all have significant experience in research-based teaching on tropical forestry. The SUTROFOR Programme thus provides you with a single entry point to top-level and up-to-date teaching.
First Year (60 Ects)
- Course Work (Copenhagen)
- Course Work (Bangor)
- Course Work (Dresden)
- Three Joint Courses (20 Ects)
- 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
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesSustainable Development Forestry View 3 other Masters in Forestry in Denmark
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission to the Master’s programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) requires the completion of a qualifying bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognised/accredited university. If you have completed or are in your final semester of a relevant Bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the SUTROFOR programme.
- Qualifying Bachelor’s degrees include Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, Geography, Geoinformatics, Natural Resources, Economics, Agrobiology, and Landscape Engineering – or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree.
- The SUTROFOR admission committee assesses all applications individually based on its academic content.
International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA1500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 750 EUR per semester during 24 months.
The participation cost covers: the matriculation at two host universities, tuition where applicable, the Sustainable Tropical Forestry School (including accommodation, and meals), introductory weeks, insurance, other organizational and administrative costs of the Masters course.
Living costs for Copenhagen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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