Associate partners

The SUTROFOR Consortium also includes four non-European associate partners; namely Tribhuvan University in Nepal, Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania, Makerere University, Uganda and Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza in Costa Rica.

The associate partners contribute to the SUTROFOR programme through joint implementation of the Sustainable Tropical Forest School and through hosting of MSc thesis students.

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

The Institute of Forestry (IOF), of the Trivbuvan University, is the only institution in Nepal providing professional level training and preparing manpower in the field of forestry and related natural resources management.

The institute has over the years been expanding its physical facilities (including classrooms, laboratories, library, computer center, research forests/nursery, students apartment) and upgrading teaching staff. Most of the faculty members of IOF have got their advanced training from Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Norway, Philippines, Malasiya, India, and Pakistan.

Currently, IOF operates two separate campuses, one at Pokhara and the other at Hetauda which implement similar academic programmes, i.e. Technical Certificate in Forestry and Bachelor of Science in Forestry. IOF has further grown and added a Master of Science in Forestry (M.SC. Forestry) degree programme.
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Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania

The mission of SUA is to promote development through training, research, extension, provision of services to the public and private sector in an environmentally friendly manner. SUAs main research objective is to provide leadership in basic and applied research in order to generate science evidence knowledge and innovations that respond to contemporary and emerging needs. SUA thus emphasizes that research becomes linked to development and societal issues.

SUA has four faculties namely; the Faculty of Agriculture (FoA), Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation (FoF & NC), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) and the Faculty of Science (FoS). Other academic units include the Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (DRPGS), Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Development Studies Institute (DSI), Computer Centre (CC), Pest Management Centre (PMC), SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD) and the Sokoine National Agriculture Library (SNAL). SUA also hosts the African Seed Health Centre and Virtual Centre known as Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance.

The Faculty of Forest and Nature Conservation is currently made up of six academic departments and three field stations. The departments are: Forest Biology, Forest Mensuration and Management, Forest Economics, Forest Engineering, Wood Utilization, and Wildlife Management. The three field stations are: The SUA Training Forest Olmotonyi in Arusha; Mazumbai Forest Reserve in Lushoto, Tanga; and SUA Kitulanghalo Forest Reserve in Morogoro. 
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Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Costa Rica

CATIE is a regional center of excellence working since 1973 to improve the livelihoods of rural people in Latin America and the Caribbean through integrated management of agriculture and natural resources. It is among a handful of regional institutions in the world combining scientific research, graduate education and technical cooperation as it rolls up its sleeves in hands-on projects that produce tangible results in its member countries and the region as a whole. CATIE works to maintain a balance between conservation and sustainable production systems that reach beyond individual farms and crops to focus on integrated landscape management.

CATIEs intertwining of interdisciplinary research, education and technical cooperation produces problem solvers for complex issues. Masters and doctoral students and staff work alongside outstanding researchers to address the technical, economic, social, institutional and political realities of sustainable rural development.
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Makerere University (MAK), Uganda

Makerere University portrays itself as a reservoir of the countrys intellectual elite with the obligation to champion social, political and economic change in society through professional extension services and influencing policy

The mission of Makerere University is to provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.

Makerere University has developed a focused research agenda that is multi-disciplinarity and draws on the University's vast expertise.

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College of agricultural and environmental sciences is one of the leading Agricultural and Environmental research centers in sub-saharan Africa with hundreds of publications released every year. The research is done by both the staff and students of the college and have greatly impacted agricultural and environmental trends in the area.

The school of Forest, Environmental and Geographical Sciences is one of the three schools in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of Makerere University.

At the undergraduate level Makerere University has 8 Diploma and 82 Bachelors Degree programmes. The University has 28 Post graduate diploma and 104 Masters Degree programmes. All Faculties Schools and institutes have provision for offering Doctoral Degrees either by research only or by course work and dissertation.

More information on postgraduate programmes can be found on postgraduate.