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Close to Nature Forestry at the University of Zagreb

This program is fully accredited and meets the requirements of the European Bologna system. The study program is conducted by lecturers with many years of experience in teaching and with a personal approach to each student. Classes are held in the modern and fully equipped classrooms and laboratories. Study program includes practical work in the field, in Faculty’s own forests, that is, Training and Forest Research Centres, which are located throughout Croatia, from lowland and floodplain areas to mountainous and coastal regions; and also in forests managed by our partners (national parks, state-owned forests, etc.).

 


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Close to Nature Forestry: Study Content

1st year, Semester I.
Required courses
Forest Vegetation of Southeast Europe - 5 ETCS 
Forest Soils – Properties and  Management - 5 ETCS 
Forest Ecosystems Ecology - 5 ETCS 
Forest Genetics - 5 ETCS 
Applied Forest Biometrics - 4 ETCS
 

Elective courses
Adaptive Tree Breeding - 3 ETCS 
Dendrochronology - 3 ETCS 
Forest Growth and Yield - 3 ETCS 
 

1st year, Semester II.
Required courses
Forest Inventory - 6 ETCS
Forest Establishment - 6 ETCS 
Close to Nature Silviculture - 6 ETCS 
Harvesting Operations - 6 ETCS
 

Elective courses
Forest Machines - 3 ETCS 
Small Scale Forest Management Planning - 3 ETCS 
Fungal Tree Pathogens - 3 ETCS 
Sustainable Wood Products -  3 ETCS 
 

2nd year, Semester III.
Required courses
Wildlife Management - 5 ECTS
Tree Pests and Diseases in Forest Ecosystems - 4 ECTS
Forest Management and Planning - 5 ECTS 
Sustainable Forest Products - 5 ETCS 
Forest Roads - 5 ECTS
 

Elective courses
Behavioural ecology - 3 ECTS 
Inventory of Greenhouse Gases in Forestry - 3 ETCS 
European Green Deal - 3 ETCS 
Urban Forestry - 3 ECTS 
 

2nd year, Semester IV.
Required courses
Applied Statistics in Forestry - 4 ETCS 
Global Change and Forest Ecosystems - 4 ETCS 
Fundamentals of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development - 4 ETCS 
Ecology and Dynamics of Complex Systems for Biodiversity and Landscape Conservation - 4 ETCS 
Methods of Scientific Research - 2 ETCS 
Master thesis - 12 ETCS


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Close to Nature Forestry: Career

Upon completion of the graduate university study programme Close to Nature Forestry, the Master of Close to Nature Forestry is trained for work in private companies, public and private sector in the profession. They are equipped to perform the most complex tasks in all forms of forestry organisms, from districts to complex companies, county and national inspectorates, forestry and hunting advisory services, as expert associates in research institutions in the field of forestry and hunting, directors, managers and supervisors in protected natural areas, managers and associates in the trade of forest products, tasks in forestry business, teachers in professional secondary and similar schools, tasks in publishing and the media associated with the forestry profession.

 


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Close to Nature Forestry: Admission requirements

Completed undergraduate study of forestry, biology, ecology, environmental protection, or similar study programme. 

 

Applications are submitted via online form (https://www.sumfak.unizg.hr/en/study-programmes/forestry-studies/graduate-studies-programme-close-to-nature-forestry/online-application-form/). 

 

Along with the application for admission, candidates are required to attach a diploma, CV and a motivation letter in English about the reasons for applying for admission to the study program. For candidates who meet the basic requirements, an oral test will be conducted to assess their knowledge of the English language and their motivation to enroll. 

 

The submissions are considered until the August 31st for the upcoming academic year starting at the beginning of the October. 

 


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Institution

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, University of Zagreb


Location: University of Zagreb Svetošimunska cesta 23
1000 Zagreb
Kroatien
Stadt Zagreb
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Zagreb

Field of study

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Degree

mag. ing. nat. silv.

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 4 semesters

Tuition fees EU: 4100 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 4100 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Zagreb

Field of study

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Degree

mag. ing. nat. silv.

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 4 semesters

Tuition fees EU: 4100 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 4100 EUR / year

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