The School of Forest Sciences is an internationally renowned research and education unit. We educate specialists for jobs in the forestry and environmental field.
We offer scientific postgraduate education in the doctoral programme in Forests and Bioresources. Two thirds of the students are international students. The international reach of the programme is further enhanced by exchange students and other visitors – over 100 international students or researchers work yearly at our university.
Our main fields of research are forest ecology, forest management, forest planning, remote sensing forests with laser scanning, logistics of logging, and wood materials science.
Joensuu is one of the most important forest know-how clusters in the world. Our partners Natural Resources Institute Finland Joensuu, European Forest Institute, and Karelia University of Applied Sciences are also located in here in Joensuu.