MEDFOR - Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management

Universitat de Lleida. Masters Erasmus Mundus
In Lleida (Spain)

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  • Master
  • Lleida (Spain)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
  • Credits: 120

A two-year world-class Erasmus Mundus Master Course Programme that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information and tools - based on sound science and a multidisciplinary approach, in order to improve Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management and policy-making.

The MEDfOR emphasis is on educating the leaders of the future generation of engineers, managers, researchers, and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management. MEDfOR equips students with a solid scientific habilitation and the competences for careers in innovative fields of work within the Mediterranean forestry supply chain.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Lleida, Spain
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

All students will have to either send documentation of English proficiency or provide an interview (via Skype). Regarding documentation, we accept either IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL tests (min. 560 in paper-based test or IBT 83). If you are a native speaker of English or have completed your BSc degree in English, no formal test is required.


From Cameroon
What I would highlight The knowledge that I have about the European country and their system is a valuable asset for me as a person who came from Africa. It’s a great opportunity to study abroad, to know more advance sciences and to absorb the values of European culture. Everything is well organised and personal problems are paid great attention. It will definitely help since my background is forestry and natural resource management and I have worked in this field in Nepal and in India. Now this Masters in European forestry will help me to be influential in the European arena. European countries are doing much more in the forestry sector. But, in developing countries forest protection and the livelihood of the people is only one theme of forest management. So, I would like to learn how we could manage our forest as productive forest commercially in a sustainablemanner

What could be improved I liked everything

Would you recommend this course? Yes.

What you'll learn on the course

Mediterranean forest management planning
Mediterranean forest ecology and climate change
Addressing risks in Mediterranean forest
Adaptive forestry strategies
Advanced tools for sustainable management
Ecosystem based multi-use forest management planning
Mediterranean Sustainable Forest Management

Teachers and trainers (3)

Américo Mendes
Américo Mendes

Head of the Social Economy Interdisciplinary Studies Area at the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto

José Antonio Bonet Lledós
José Antonio Bonet Lledós

Universidad de Lleida. Producción Vegetal y Ciencia Forestal

José Guilherme Calvão Borges
José Guilherme Calvão Borges
Associate Professor of Forest Management and Economics

Development of models, methods and decision support systems to address current challenges (e.g. climate change, multiple demands, collaborative needs, participatory concerns) faced by all actors involved in forest ecosystem management planning and land-use planning (e.g. non-industrial forest owners, the forest industry, the public administration and non-governmental organizations).

Course programme

MEDfOR is a 2-year Master programme (120 ECTS) encompassing 3 semesters of coursework plus a Winter School and 1 semester to prepare the Master dissertation. This design (Figure below) complies with the Bologna qualification standards (2nd Cycle). Thus it facilitates comparability and compatibility of studies within the European educational area as well as the acquisition of competences in global educational markets.

This design as well as its mandatory mobility component (Figure below) will be influential to set standards for an effective education-to-research-and-innovation strategy and to overcome current fragmentation of Forestry Higher Education in the Mediterranean region .

Students are required to spend at least one semester to complete 30-ECTS in at least two institutions in two different countries. Moreover they will meet in a joint Winter School that will take place in the 2nd semester.

  • Multiple criteria decision support systems for Mediterranean forest management planning in UTL
  • Mediterranean forest ecology and climate change – past and future scenarios in UTL
  • Addressing risks in Mediterranean forest management planning-the case of fire in UL
  • Adaptive forestry strategies to provide good and services while coping with global change challenge in UV
  • Advanced tools for sustainable management of Mediterranean forests in UT
  • Ecosystem based multi-use forest management planning in Mediterranean forests in KTU
  • Mediterranean Sustainable Forest Management - An Institutional Economics Approach in UCP

Achievements for this centre

Additional information

Application for Category A Scholarships: January 15
Application for Category B Scholarships: January 15
Selection meeting: January
Notification of the pre-selection lists: February 15
Final decision from EACEA: April 30, 2013
Application without Scholarship: April 30
Courses will start on: October

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