Objectives of a study programme:
The aim of the study Programme is to equip the masters of forestry science with the fundamentals of methodological and systematic thinking, the knowledge of contemporary forestry technologies and forestry science theories and methods. It is expected that upon the completion of the study programme the graduates will be able to creatively apply the acquired knowledge in forestry requiring analytical abilities, identification of challenges and creation of forestry concepts, strategies and programmes complying with the current needs; solve the problems of multi-purpose and sustainable forestry, critically evaluate the theoretical and practical innovations, formulate scientific ideas and justify the conclusions; adequately present the conclusions to the decision makers; understand the consequences and take the responsibility for own decisions; pursue the research and innovation-based professional activity and doctoral (PhD) studies.
Know the latest theories, methods and technologies in the field of the Forest Science research, and the peculiarities of their application in considering sustainable forestry problems and pursuing/implementing scientific research and innovations;
Identify challenges in the forestry sector and apply relevant scientific research tools justifying the decisions;
Analyse, integrate and evaluate research data necessary for studies, scientific and professional activity and implementation of innovations by applying the appropriate science research and aggregate result methods aimed to justify the problem, research hypothesis or regularities;
Critically interpret research results when there is no extensive/specific information, and evaluate the alternative solutions and possible impact on the environment;
Apply the available forest science knowledge and develop new measures (technical, methodological, information, organisational- management) necessary to pursue scientific research, studies and professional activity or implement innovations under the constantly changing environment;
Develop forestry concepts, strategies and programmes corresponding to the current requirements; creatively consider sustainable and multipurpose forestry problems by critically evaluating theoretical and practical innovations and the gained experience;
Substantiate and clearly present general professional information to specialists and other persons;
Take responsibility for quality of own activity and the activity of the subordinates following the principles of professional and scientific ethics and citizenship;
Work effectively under the conditions when there is lack of extensive information and instructions; independently plan learning and scientific research process; search for and interpret the scientific literature; have the skills of systematic and strategic thinking aimed at pursuing independent activity and scientific research in the field of forest science research.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Contact hours consist of lectures, seminars, practicums, consultations, defence of individual works, examination, the Final Thesis defence. Study subject contact work can be done remotely and non-remotely.
Individual student work (learning) consists of preparation for seminars, practical assignments, tests and examinations, individual and group assignments, self-research work, papers, and thesis preparation.
Active and innovative learning methods are used in course studies that are focused on student creativity and general and specific competences development: debates, discussions and mind maps, expert method, method of student presentations, work in pairs, group work (team work), case study, individual tasks, solving of the real problems in students' projects, as well as insights into the development of scenarios, professional practice at offices. Lectures are planned so that students are actively involved in them: lectures introduces some performance, part lecture materi