Objectives of a study programme:
The aim of the study Programme is to prepare the bachelors of forestry sciences who have the essential theoretical knowledge, are capable of critical thinking and are equipped with the latest knowledge of the sustainable and multi-purpose forest growing, protection and use; administration, management and planning of forestry; are capable of applying this knowledge (following the principles of the sustainable silviculture) in the specialised forest management and in improving the quality of human life under the constantly changing environmental conditions.
First partial aim:
- to develop students‘ human values, critical thinking, active citizenship, communication freedom, and responsibility in choosing values, i.e. to develop socially active persons for the Lithuanian economy, science and culture;
Second partial aim: to develop the system of knowledge and abilities in the field of forest ecosystems; forest growing, use and protection; forest management and planning; and evaluation of modern forest growing technologies based on the latest forest science achievements and providing for the adaptation and organisation of the sustainable forestry.
Third partial aim: to develop special competences in deepening the knowledge and developing the abilities in one of the branches of the forestry studies: forest growing, urban and recreational forestry, wildlife population and game management, forest resource accounting and design, and wood science.
To apply the knowledge of the components of a forest ecosystem and forest ecosystem functions by evaluating the impact of forest growing technologies on forest ecosystems and on a sustainable forest management.
To identify herbaceous and woody forest plants, fungi, insects, protected and game birds and mammals; soil types, forest types, forest production and ecological problems.
To acquire the knowledge on the accounting of forest resources, the rational use of forest and wood resources, main forest management fields, forest administration (organisation and management), and its application in organising a sustainable forest management.
To be able to collect and analyse the data; plan scientific or technological research; interpret findings of the statistical analysis relevant in considering main scientific forestry problems.
To evaluate forest ecosystem conditions and efficiency of forestry and forest management technologies.
To apply GIS, other information technologies and forest mensuration methods in accounting , evaluation, planning and administration of forest resources.
To make appropriate decisions in increasing adaptation, sustainability and economic value of forest trees under changing environmental conditions.
To select appropriate forest management technologies taking account of the potential natural forest vegetation, social and economic needs and game mammals; to organise forest management and the activity of forest enterprises pursuant to the human and environmental safety requirements; to evaluate effectiveness of forest enterprises.
To use forest management planning projects and design timber harvesting by applying the principles of a sustainable, multifunctional and rational use of the forest under the changing environment
To manage private companies and state forest enterprises under constantly changing forest policy, environmental and business conditions.
To obtain special competencies while enriching knowledge and training abilities chosen specialization
Activities of teaching and learning:
Contact work consists of lectures, seminars, laboratory work, exercises, practices, consulting, tests, exams, supervising the final work. Contact work can be carried out by correspondence as well.
Student self-dependant learning activities include preparation for seminars, laboratory work, tests and exams, taking individual and group tasks, independent scientific research work, coursework, final work prepar