The Global Forestry program is organized by a consortium of five top European higher-education institutions in the field of forestry.
- AgroParisTech, France
- Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic
- Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- University of Padua, Italy
AgroParisTech – National Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (France)
A leading institution both in France and abroad and a key stakeholder in the world of higher education and research, AgroParisTech has over a period now spanning nearly 200 years, brought together ever-stronger academic communities committed to offering solutions to the central challenges posed by the living world—fostering knowledge and understanding to enable humanity to better safeguard our ecosystems, feeding populations while preserving natural resources, and sustainably managing the environment. trains Master of Science, Master of Engineering and Doctoral students, through state of the art research and partnerships with companies.
AgroParisTech wants to set the course for a sustainable world both today and in the future, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In 2021, AgroParisTech ranked 4th in the world, 3rd in the EU, and 1st in France in the QS Ranking for “Agriculture and Forestry”.
A founding member of the Paris-Saclay University AgroParisTech hosts ~3000 trained students and doctoral candidates (50% engineering, 20% international), 250 academic staff and 300 researchers in its 24 research units.
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Prague (Czech Republic)
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) is a public university that offers higher education in six faculties: Economics and Management; Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; Forestry and Wood Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Engineering; Tropical AgriSciences and in one institute – the Institute of Education and Communication. Currently, the university has more than 18 000 students (10% are international students) and offers over 170 accredited study programmes at BSc, MSc and PhD levels (in 9 BSc, 20 MSc and 18 PhD programmes the language of instruction is English). The university has 1 700 employees, of which more than 700 are Professors or Associate Professors. Since 2007 the Czech University of Life Sciences is member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences www.euroleague-study.org.
The development and expansion of international cooperation of CZU with universities in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America, as well as other parts of the world, is a key aspect of the strategic plan of our university. The university signed Memorandums of Understanding with more than 170 universities throughout the world. In the framework of the Erasmus+ programme hundreds of exchange students from around Europe study at CZU for a semester or an academic year, whilst staff members from partner universities in Europe come to CZU for short-term teaching assignments and training. CZU is a temporary home for nearly 2000 international students from more than 80 countries.
The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA), which is the main implementing faculty, offers students a wide range of education, covering the entire area of the agrarian sector outside the Czech Republic and in international development cooperation. FTA has outstanding and long-term experience in the coordination of development projects financed by the CzechAid, EuropeAid, USAID and UNDP – in Angola, Bosnia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. With the growing importance of international relations in today’s globalized world, the FTA is among the most dynamically developing educational and research institutions. In Central and Eastern Europe, it is still one of the few institutions focused on international development.
Technische Universität, Dresden, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products (Germany)
The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest “Technische Universitäten” in Germany and one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. As a full-curriculum university with 17 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 124 disciplines and covers a wide research spectrum. Its focuses Health Sciences, Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Smart Materials & Structures, Energy, Mobility & Environment as well as Culture & Societal Change are considered exemplary in Germany and throughout Europe.
TU Dresden is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence, which have received funding within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments since 1 November 2019.
About 32.000 students are enrolled at TUD – more than three times as many as in 1990 (11.220 students). Internationally, the TUD has earned a good reputation, about one eighths of its students come from abroad. Today, about 8.300 employees from 70 countries are working at the Technische Universität Dresden.
University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics (Denmark)
The University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The Faculty of Science is home to 12 departments. The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is a broad social science department with 150 staff and 4 research sections that carry out research in agricultural-, food- and environmental economics.
The Department of Food and Resource Economics has an over 100 year old tradition of providing research‐based consultancy to governments and society within the fields of within the fields of environment, natural resources, global development, food and agriculture as well as consumption, bioethics and governance.
The unique profile of the department is its focus on questions of importance for pertinent challenges within the department’s thematic fields: The use and protection of the environment and natural resources, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, consumer behavior, and development.
University of Padua, School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (Italy)
The University of Padua is a TOP 250 university in the world. It is also recognised as the best university in Italy for teaching quality by ANVUR, the State Agency assessing university performance. It provides a solid academic background and excellent training, ensuring that graduates can brilliantly succeed in their professions.
The University of Padua is one of the most cited universities in the world. Academic staff develop ground-breaking research tackling global challenges and supporting the advancement of knowledge, science and society. The University is recognised as the best university in Italy for research quality (ANVUR 2018).
The University of Padua is one of Europe’s oldest universities. It was founded in 1222 by students and lecturers in a bid to spread freedom of thought within study and teaching. Since then, students, researchers and alumni have deeply contributed to the improvement of knowledge, science and society.