Public Seminar: Sustainable forest landscapes

Sustainable forest landscapes –10 years’ experience in international capacity building and the way forward

The seminar is summarizing 10 years period of international forest education in the University of Helsinki. The first Helsinki Summer School and Master’s Degree Programme Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB) were both launched 2006. Since that around 200 students from tens of countries have been participating HSS, and there has been more than 100 MSc students in MScFB programme. Forest plantations have been an essential global innovation in forestry and forest industry and they have a topic for HSS.

There are drastic challenges and opportunities around in international education and capacity building. Cutting the university budgets in some countries, emerge of e-learning, such as massive online open access courses (MOOCs) and introduction of tuition fees are to name a few of them. Continue reading “Public Seminar: Sustainable forest landscapes”

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 “Summer course at the Helsinki Summer School”