MEDfOR - MEDITERRANEAN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area. MEDfOR address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as:
- forest as a unique world heritage,
- forest management and conservation and
- forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.
MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area, to address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.
We bring together the best expertise, human resources and facilities to educate the next generation of leaders in forestry and natural resources, and public and private land management throughout the Mediterranean region. We want to provide our students with tools to contribute to the solution of forestry, natural resources and environmental challenges throughout the region and the world.
MEDfOR is the only program in Europe that simultaneously addresses the economic, ecological and social challenges of sustainable Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management.
The Program is offered by a Consortium of top ranked Universities supported by a consultation panel with several associated partners and stakeholders that come from leading international research and outreach organizations in all scientific areas of interest to Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management
MEDfOR is offered by a Consortium of Universities that include globally top ranked universities and leading international research and outreach organizations on Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management. During the Master Program Students may study in two or three of these Universities:
- University of Lisbon, Portugal
- University of Padova, Italy
- University of Lleida, Spain
- University of Valladolid, Spain
- Technical University of Karadeniz, Turkey
- University of Tuscia, Italy
- Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal
The MEDfOR program offers a 2 year (120 ECTS) MSc degree. This corresponds to 3 semesters of coursework, a Winter School ( 1 month) and 1 semester to prepare the Master dissertation. The official language of MEDfOR is English.
The MEDfOR Master design complies with the Bologna qualification standards (2nd Cycle). Students are required to spend at least one semester to complete 30 credits (ECTS) in two or three institutions in two or three different countries. The first semester is spent at the University of Lleida, Padova or Lisbon where the students acquire knowledge in the full range of disciplines essential to the use and management of Mediterranean forests. In the second year, the students acquire cutting-edge knowledge in a specialization provided by one of the consortium universities.
In the end of the MEDfOR program, the student will obtain a Double, Multiple or Joint Degree, as determined by the mobility track, and the national regulations and course accreditation of each university. The student will obtain a degree from all Universities where it completes a period of study of at least 30 credits (ECTS) - a semester.
“First of all, thanks to Erasmus Mundus program for the MEDfOR program. It introduced me to a completely new type of ecosystem. I have been able to learn about the adaptive management system of a water-stressed region with MEDfOR. It has taught me also about the basic strategies to tackle with fire; one of the most severe problems for the Mediterranean region. Moreover, I have gained knowledge about advanced forest management strategies by with the program.”
Bishwajit Roy, Bangladesh
“This master (mobility with scholarship) is specific for me because it allowed me to discover and to learn several opportunities at different levels (science, culture, etc.)
Currently, I am a student at the second year at the University of Padova. My thesis's topic is a socio-economic valorization of medicinal plant in Algeria, supervised by Prof. Davide Pettenella. I would like to thank a lot to whom is related to the management of the Mediterranean area (Coordinators, teachers, students..)”
Ghemina Ghemouri, Algeria
“What I get from MEDfOR: Academically, I get new knowledge, improve my skills and acquire new tools for dealing with Mediterranean ecosystems and their issues. Personally, meeting new friends and other colleagues have given me new perspectives about different cultures and helped me to my personal development.”
Luis Acevedo, Spain
“I am currently working in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon, USA as both a graduate student and a teaching assistant for GIS. MEDfOR was a great experience where I met wonderful people that we have exchanged ideas and knowledge with each other and enjoyed our time together. What I learned from this program is not only about the courses we have taken, but also how I reflected on myself in pursuing a better life through the travelings and communications. It is always fascinating how we gain knowledge on the human-environment interaction gradually and somehow subtly by enjoying the process."
Dongmei Chen, China
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Last updated January 26, 2018