Internationally renowned research on forests Our research themes deal with forests and their role in the society. In broad context we carry out research on the environment and renewable natural resources, which is one of the four strategic research areas of excellence at the University of Eastern Finland. Our researchers have multidisciplinary approach and collaboration with international, national and local actors play a significant role in our activities. We coordinate and participate in various EU-funded projects and research and development is carried out with numerous enterprises and organisations. Our researchers actively take part in the public debate and industrial collaboration with other institutions in the field of environmental sciences.