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
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
Universityof 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,
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
Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Programme
SUTROFOR is part of the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Programme initiated by the European Union. The Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and promote intercultural understanding.
Read more about the Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Programme at the European Commissions website where you can also find a useful FAQ table, studies, statistics and other useful information about the programme.