Public seminar: Sustainable Forest Landscapes

Sustainable forest landscapes –10 years’ experience in international capacity building and the way forward – August 17, 2016

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.

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Over the years, our annual public seminars have contributed to the open debate of issues affecting the forestry sector in the global south, and they have opened new opportunities for research and academic cooperation with partners in the south. This seminar recalls the experiences so far and discuss what alternatives are available in the future in international education and capacity building.

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 09:00-14:00
Venue: Metsätalo, University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki

The recordings of the seminar as well as the PowerPoint presentations are available here