Environmental issues do not respect countries’ borders and forestry businesses are increasingly globalized. Graduates of the Transatlantic Master's Degree Program in Forest Resources will possess professional knowledge, language and intercultural communication skills invaluable for successful careers in international environments.
Due to historical, cultural and geo-climatic reasons, European and North American approaches to forest resource management practices are different in many respects that are often wedged within national tradition. The two year Dual Master's degree program is composed of disciplines of scientific and educational excellence of each partner institution, and will utilize the potential for mutual learning to the highest possible degree. Such an amalgam of know-how is capable of inducing innovative solutions for North American, European, and global forestry issues. Approximately 4-5 students from each university will be selected each year, from Fall 2009 through Spring 2012.
The program varies depending on the originating university of the student. European students will spend one semester at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and one semester at the University of Helsinki (UH) and one year at either North Carolina State University (NCSU) or Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech). American students will spend a total of one year at either NCSU or Michigan Tech and one semester at each European university. All students will meet requirements for master’s degrees from one university in the US and one in Europe and receive degrees from both universities.