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FORPEC (Forest Policy and Economics) – first and unique MSc programme in forestry in Russia, in which education is totally in English and based on module system. Its divided in 4 blocks.

  1. Business English
  2. History and methodology of forestry and forest industry
  3. Modern problems of forestry and forest industry
  4. IT in the forestry and forest industry
  5. Biogeocenology
  6. Management in nature protected areas
  7. Mathematical modeling in Forest Ecosystems
  8. Management of biological and technological systems in forestry and forest management
  9. Philosophical problems of Forestry and Forest Industry


Russian and International Forest Policy

Part 1 give students a thorough knowledge of national forest policy in Russia with focus on the institutional framework and actors in the sector; regional-supranational, Pan-European and global forest policy regimes; skills in policy analyses, etc. Lectures and seminars will be the prevailing teaching form; visits to relevant stakeholder organisations will be integrated in the curriculum.

  1. Forest policy analysis (incl. FP tools )
  2. National and sub-national Forest policies in Russia
  3. Pan-European and International Forest policies
  4. Specific issues: Certification, Illegal logging, Criteria & Indicators, Property rights, Forest policy and nature conservation


Management Planning for Sustainable Forestry in Russia .

Students will develop knowledge and skills in forest management planning on various temporal (operational: <1 year, tactical 2-10 years, strategic: up to 100 years) and spatial (forest stand, forest/estate, region/landscape) scales. The starting point of the theme is the perspective on planning as decision support. Besides more traditional approaches, this block will employ components of problem-based learning and case studies, where students will work with “real life” planning examples.

  1. Basic FM concepts
  2. Forest dynamics modelling
  3. Multiple use of forests
  4. Theory of planning, risk and uncertainty
  5. Sustainable forest management
  6. Legal and social aspects of sustainable forest management
  7. Management in nature protected areas


Modern economics for forestry in transition.

This part will introduce the economy theory as applied under market economy conditions. Applications of the theory in an economy under transition will be examined using hypothetical and actual examples, employing discussions, exercises and simulations.

  1. Stand level economics
  2. Wood products economics
    • Production and consumption of wood products
    • Enterprise economics
    • Business plan
  3. Economics and management in forest complex
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