FONASO - Forest and Nature for Society

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  • Duration: 3 years


Description

Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) is a three-year world-class global Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme. The main objective of the Programme is to educate the leaders of the future generation of researchers, teachers and top management staff working with sustainable forest and nature management, in both tropical and temperate regions, to ensure wider societal benefits. Within forest and nature management, the Programme is focused on the scientific fields of (i) economics and policy, and (ii) ecology and silviculture. Emphasis is on applied research. Supervision is provided by staff who are very active in research; doctoral candidates will enjoy direct access to research networks and excellent facilities.

The FONASO Consortium includes globally top ranked universities and leading international research organisations. The Consortium consists of the twelve partner institutions: (i) University of Copenhagen, Denmark, (ii) The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, (iii) Bangor University, UNITED KINGDOM, (iv) Technical University of Dresden, Germany, (v) University of Göttingen, Germany, (vi) AgroParisTech, France, (vii) University of Padova, Italy, (viii) Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia, (ix) Dalhoff Larsen & Hornemann, Denmark, (x) James Cook University, Australia, (xi) University of British Columbia, Canada, and (xii) World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya.

The FONASO Programme is a fully integrated three-year doctoral programme. It builds on existing research schools and environments, taking the best from each to build up joint supervision, activities and doctoral candidate courses. There is only one joint call, application, assessment and admission procedure. Short- listed applicants are invited to Europe to present and discuss their proposals. There are standard descriptions of all activities to ensure transparency across the many partner institutions. Doctoral candidates obtain either a joint degree or double degree depending on mobility track. The language of the Programme is English.

Partners

  • UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Denmark (Co-ordinating institution)
  • SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Sweden
  • BANGOR UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
  • TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DRESDEN, Germany
  • UNIVERSITY OF GÖTTINGEN, Germany
  • INSTITUTE FOR LIFE SCIENCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT, AgroParisTech, France
  • UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA, Italy

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