Forest Summer School 2018
September 04th-16th 2018
Syktyvkar Forest Institute, Komi Model forest, JSC “Mondi Syktyvkar”
About the program
Syktyvkar Forest Institute (SFI) offers an interdisciplinary Forest Summer School that is a combination of lectures, field site visits to boreal forests accompanied by a short Russian language course and combined with a diverse cultural program both in the city and in the countryside.
During your stay in Syktyvkar you can learn about Russian forest management and use, timber logging operations, forest certification, biodiversity, nature protection, forest policy and law, doing business in Russia (legal, economical and cultural aspects), Komi history and survival Russian.
The international group of German and Russian students has lectures and presentations at Syktyvkar Forest Institute, makes site visits to local timber processing enterprises, spends several days in the “Silver taiga” Model forest, stays in Finno-Ugric ethnopark and learns about history and culture of the local Komi people.
We are located in the capital of the Komi Republic, North-West Russia in the European North. You can get to Syktyvkar from any European country by plane with one stop in Moscow or St-Petersburg. The flight to Syktyvkar from Moscow takes approximately two hours.
Forest summer school starts at Syktyvkar Forest Institute with lectures on:
- Russian forestry;
- Russian forest management and use;
- Doing business in Russia: economical, legal and cultural aspects;
- Timber industry in the Komi Republic;
- Sustainable forest management and use in the Komi Republic;
- Survival Russian (for beginners);
- Forest policy and law;
- Bioenergy in the Komi Republic.
You can accommodate in the SFI dormitory (guest house) in double rooms within three-room flats with a bathroom, kitchen in the same flat. Residents are provided with bed-linen and basic utensils. If you want, you can also stay in one of the city hotels.
During the field trips, you will stay in a hotel “Finnougoria” in double-rooms.
- Basic forestry-related subjects knowledge;
- Good knowledge of English;
- Valid international passport;
- Copy of the passport should be sent to SFI by June 8th, 2018.
Application for the Summer school should be sent to SFI International Office:
firstname.lastname@example.org by June 8th 2018. You should also fill in an application form, send a Motivation letter, copy of your valid international passport for the visa support.
DAAD scholarships are available for German students.
For more information please follow the link www.goeast.daad.de.
Syktyvkar Forest Institute
International Relations Department
Natalia Sedusova – email@example.com
or Lyudmila Gutiy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Office phone number: +7 8212 205682