Summer course at the Helsinki Summer School

The Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) is coordinating a course titled Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes (6 ECTS) at the Helsinki Summer School this summer, from the 4th to the 20th of August, 2015. The course seeks to enhance the understanding of forest ecosystem services, not least as the future of global forest resources is a daily concern in international policy debate and processes. Continue reading

Opportunities for MSc students research in Zimbabwe and Lao PDR

The Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) announces the availability of funding for field studies for MSc students in Laos and Zimbabwe. The FoLAFI project, which is funded by the CIMO N-S-S programme, offers funding for two students for field studies in Laos. In addition, the ZAOSOR project announces the availability of funding for one/two students for field studies in Zimbabwe. The funding covers the necessary travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs for a maximum of three months of field work. Priority will be given to VITRI students. Continue reading