MEDfOR - MSc in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Erasmus Mundus Masters Course Programme that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools. Sound science and a multidisciplinary approach constitutes the basis to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy-making.

The MEDfOR emphasis is on educating the leaders of the future generation of engineers, managers, researchers, and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management. MEDfOR equips students with a solid scientific habilitation and the competences for careers in innovative fields of work within the Mediterranean forestry supply chain. It will both provide the basis needed for students to pursue academic opportunities (e.g. a PhD programme) and the qualifications needed to fill positions in all Mediterranean forestry supply chain segments (e.g. forestry and natural resources organizations, either public or private, either national or international).

The MEDfOR Consortium and Consultation panel

MEDfOR is organized by a Consortium that includes seven globally top ranked universities with complementary expertise to address the Mediterranean forestry supply chain key challenges:

- Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
- University of Padova, Italy
- University of Lleida, Spain
- University of Valladolid, Spain
- Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
- University of Tuscia, Italy
- Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal

The MEDfOR Consortium is supported by a consultation panel that includes leading international research and outreach organizations in all scientific areas of interest to Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management. The six associated partners are: European Forest Institute Mediterranean regional office (EFIMED), Spain, Ecole Nationale Forestière d'Ingénieur (ENFI), Morocco, Institut National de Recherche en Génie Rural, Eaux et Forets (INRGREF), Tunisia, Forest Technology Center of Catalonia (CTFC), Spain, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) - Unité de Recherche Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes, France and the International Centre of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Greece).

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