Environmental science and forestry

We invite exchange and visiting students to participate in our non-degree programme in Environmental Science and Forestry. This study programme is designed to provide a firm grounding in different aspects of ecology and forestry. It is designed to promote intellectual and cultural interaction and during the studies we offer lectures, laboratory work, field exercises, and seminars. Students can join us for the entire academic year or just one semester. The programme is jointly organised by the School of Forest Sciences and Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Since the beginning of Environmental Science and Forestry programme in 1991, over 1000 international students have studied with us. In a typical year we have about 55 students from a dozen countries, mostly from our European Erasmus+ partnership universities.  Although the Environmental Science and Forestry programme is targeted to exchange students coming from our partnership universities, visiting students from other accredited universities are welcomed to apply.  An eligible applicant must have good command of English language and must have completed a minimum two years of studies in the home university.

In general, exchange students can take courses, course space permitting, also from other programmes than the one they are registered into. Further information on admissions and studying at the University of  Eastern Finland, see Incoming exchange students.

Specifically for Environmental Science and Forestry programme students, students can take courses in Karelia University of Applied Sciences through our  bilateral agreement. A separate registration at the Karelia UAS is needed, for further information please contact Ms. Kaija Saramäki kaija.saramaki (at) karelia.fi 

Course list 2019-20

Autumn 2019

Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences 

3122239 Introduction to biology of environmental change (3 ECTS), Bachelor-level studies
3123244 Contemporary evolution and behavioural ecology (3 ECTS)
3123194 Global peatland ecology (3 ECTS)
3123167 Boreal lake ecosystems and food webs, lectures (2 ECTS)
3123178 Boreal lake ecosystems and food webs, exercises, (3 ECTS)
3123173 Metabolomics (4 ECTS)
3123169 Literature report in hydrobiology (2 ECTS)
3123143 Working in a research group (3 or 6 ECTS)

School of Forest Sciences  

3513061 Academic skills in forest sciences (1,5 ECTS)
3513144 Analysis in forest economics and policy (6 ECTS)
3513142 Basics of wood materials science (4 ECTS)
3513175b Carbon dynamics of forest soils, book exam (4 ECTS) 
3513127 Current issues in forest conservation and biodiversity (3 ECTS)
3513040 Economics of multiple-use forestry (3 ECTS) 
3513057 Fibrous products (5 ECTS)
3513165 Foresight methods and applications for the forest sector (5 ECTS)
3513170 Forest ecosystem modelling, concepts and applications (2-5 ECTS)
3513174 Forest health management (3 ECTS), independent study (Moodle)
3513176 Forest soil science literature (4ECTS)
3513044 Forestry in Russia (5 ECTS)
3513149 Intensive forest management and production of forest biomass (3 ECTS), m. for degree students
3513130 Organic and biomass chemistry (6 ECTS)
3512024 Research project and project report (12-18 ECTS), for forestry students 
3513148 Research methodology in forest sciences (3,5 ECTS)
3512023 Selected readings in forest economics and forest policy (3 ECTS)
3513129 Supply and energy use of lignocellulosic biomass (6 ECTS)
3513168 Timber transportation (3 ECTS), independent study (Moodle)

Spring 2020

Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences  

3123195 Sustainable Water Management (5 ECTS) Not available for Karelia UAS students
3710475 Chemicals, environment and health (4-5 ECTS) Not available for Karelia UAS students
3123169 Literature report in hydrobiology (2 ECTS) Not available for Karelia UAS students
3123143 Working in a research group (3 or 6 ECTS)

School of Forest Sciences  

3513028 Advanced geographical information systems (5 ECTS), for advanced MSc students
3513029 Advanced remote sensing (5 ECTS), for advanced MSc students
3513019 Bioenergy markets and policies (6 ECTS)
3513175B Carbon dynamics of forest soils, book exam (4 ECTS) 
3510011 Data-driven qualitative methodologies for forest scientists (5 ECTS), for adv. MSc stud.
3513174 Forest health management (3 ECTS), independent study (Moodle)
3513176 Forest soil science literature (4 ECTS)
3513011 Forest zoology (4-6 ECTS), for MSc students, Not available for Karelia UAS students
3514017 Industrial forest biotechnology and biorefining (6 ECTS)
3513135 Innovation management (4 ECTS)
3513151 International forest governance and environmental policy (5 ECTS)
3513123 Nutrient dynamics in forest ecosystems (4 ECTS)
3513147 Perspectives to bioeconomy (6 ECTS)
3513070 Principles of scientific inquiry in forest ecology and biodiversity research (3 ECTS), for max 20 MSc students, Not available for Karelia UAS students
3512024 Research project and project report (12-18 ECTS), for forestry students, Not available for Karelia UAS students
3512023 Selected readings in forest economics and forest policy (3 ECTS)
3513159 Structure and properties of wood-based materials (5 ECTS)
3513168 Timber transportation (3 ECTS), independent study (Moodle)

Course list 2018-19

Autumn 2018

Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences  

3123190 Community ecology 4 cp
3122239 Introduction to biology of environmental change 3 cp Bachelor 
3123169 Literature report in hydrobiology 2 cp
3123197 Population genetics and evolution 5 cp
3123143 Working in a research group 3 or 6 cp

School of Forest Sciences 

3513061 Academic skills in forest sciences 1.5 cp
3513144 Analysis in forest economics and policy 6 cp
3513142 Basics of wood material science 4 cp
3513125B Carbon dynamics of forests soils, book examination 4 cp
3513127 Current issues in forest conservation and biodiversity 3 cp
3513040 Economics of multiple-use forestry 3 cp
3513165 Foresight methods and applications for the forest sector 5 cp
3513170 Forest ecosystem modelling, concepts and applications 2-5 cp, parts A-C) 
3513055 Forest products mechanics 6 cp
3513174 Literature review in forest zoology and pathology 3 cp
3513130 Organic and biomass chemistry 6 cp
3513147 Perspectives to bioeconomy 6 cp
3513148 Research methodology in forest sciences 3.5 cp
3512024 Research project and project report 12-18 cp
3512023 Selected readings in forest economics and forest policy 3 cp Bachelor
3513065 Silvicultural management of forests for timber production and other ecosystem services 3 cp
3513129 Supply and energy use of lignocellulosic biomass 6 cp
3513168 Timber transportation 3 cp Moodle course

Spring  2019

Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences  

3125205 Baltic Sea environment 3 cp
3710461 Chemicals, environment and health 4-5 cp
3123158 Ecology of tropical Africa 3 cp
3123247 Environmental adaptation of animals 6 cp
3123169 Literature report in hydrobiology 2 cp
3123143 Working in a research group 3 or 6 cp

School of Forest Sciences 

3513019 Bioenergy markets and policies 6 cp
3513125B Carbon dynamics of forests soils, book examination 4 cp
3513150 Co-management of natural resources 5 cp
3510011 Data-driven qualitative methodologies for forest scientists and foresters 5 cp
3513027 Forest information systems 5 cp
3513089 Forest inventory and modeling 8 cp
3513012 Forest pathology and forest microbiology 4-6 cp
3513169 Forest soil hydrology 3-6 cp, part A lectures 3 cp and part B exercises 3 cp
3514017 Industrial forest biotechnology and biorefining 6 cp
3511012 Introduction to forest protection in Finland 3 cp Bachelor
3513174 Literature review in forest zoology and pathology 3 cp
3513124 Literature seminar of forest soil ecology and management 3 cp
3513058 Measurement, scaling and instrumentation 5 cp
3513147 Perspectives to bioeconomy 6 cp
3512024 Research project and project report 12-18 cp
3512023 Selected readings in forest economics and forest policy 3 cp Bachelor
3513155 Spatial optimization and utilization of new data sources in forest planning 3 cp
3513159 Structure and properties of wood-based materials 5 cp
3513168 Timber transportation 3 cp Moodle course

Contact persons

e-mail: firstname.lastname@uef.fi

 

 

 

 

 

Programme director
Dr. Jari Kouki, Professor
School of Forest Sciences
Room 267, Borealis Building
tel. +358 294 453 483

 

 

 

 

 

 

International student advisor
Dr. Vesa Paajanen, Senior researcher
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Room 381, Natura Building
tel. +358 294 453 084

 

 

 

 

 

 

International student advisor
Mr. Markku Ropo, MSc (For.), Amanuensis
School of Forest Sciences
Room 276, Borealis Building
tel. +358 294 453 522