First year of study
The main aims of the first year of SUTROFOR are:
- To provide students with a basic understanding of the principles and processes that underpin sustainable tropical forestry development, including the social and environmental contexts.
- To develop students’ theoretical and practical skills within numeracy, communication, information and communication technology (ICT), teamwork, self management, and professional development in a tropical forestry-specific context.
- To inculcate the values of scholarship: inquiry, reflection, integrity, open-mindedness, evidence-based thinking, and collegiality.
- To enable students to make an informed choice of area of specialisation in their second SUTROFOR year.
During your first year of study you must complete a total of at least 60 ECTS credits choosing from the courses listed below. 20 ECTS credits come from courses that are jointly delivered by the Consortium partner institutions. You register for courses at your host institution upon arrival. Your SUTROFOR academic contact person will be available to assist you in planning your study programme.
The aim of the first year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable tropical forestry. After the first year, you can choose freely among the five specialisations in the second year; however, you cannot stay at your first year institution.