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Intensive forest researcher training and its internationalisation in the Baltic Sea region

Brukas, Vilis and Churski, Marcin (2008). Intensive forest researcher training and its internationalisation in the Baltic Sea region. Baltic forestry. 14:1, 66-74
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Based on survey of PhD training coordinators, the paper examines the status of doctoral education at universities dealing with higher forest education in the Baltic Sea region. The primary attention is given to intensive courses and possibilities for joint international training. In total, the survey found around 450 PhD students. In 2005, 39 intensive courses, involving at least 5 students, were organised at the surveyed faculties. 15 courses dealt with topics related specifically to forestry, revealing that an average PhD student has a very limited offer of specialised courses directly connected to the thesis work. Low number of students is seen as a primary hindrance for more intensive course activity at national faculties, while the lack of time and financial incentives for teachers hinder organisation of international PhD courses. Overall, the lack of systematic approach to doctoral forest education is observed. Survey respondents are supportive to joint researcher training activities at the regional level.

Authors/Creators:Brukas, Vilis and Churski, Marcin
Title:Intensive forest researcher training and its internationalisation in the Baltic Sea region
Series/Journal:Baltic forestry (1392-1355)
Year of publishing :2008
Volume:14
Number:1
Page range:66-74
Publisher:Lithuanian Forest Research Institute, Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava, Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering, Estonian University of Life Sciences
ISSN:1392-1355
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING
Keywords:Baltic countries, doctoral forestry education, intensive courses, internationalisation, Nordic countries, Russia
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-112
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-112
ID Code:4042
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: Vilis Brukas
Deposited On:22 Oct 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:27

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