This new bachelor’s programme will soon open its doors. It will be a unique collaboration between the Forestry Faculty and the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Sciences at SLU with international partner Wageningen University.
The F&L programme will provide students with a unique holistic integration of the two disciplines. It will regard forested landscapes as dynamic natural systems influenced by their management and use. Students will learn to embrace this complexity to better manage multifunctional forested landscapes as socio-economic and ecological systems.
F&L will focus on three dimensions of sustainable forested landscape management:
- (i) Rural, urban and peri-urban forest resources in their landscape context,
- (ii) The social, economic and environmental needs of these landscapes' users, and
- (iii) The public and private actors sustainably planning and managing forested landscapes.
The integrated approach of F&L will train professionals equipped to address many of society's challenges, focusing on field-specific and transferrable skills. Students will prepare to impact their future profession by deepening their technical knowledge and developing essential soft skills like networking, collaboration, diversity, time management, writing and media communications. Graduates of F&L will work as foresters, planners, managers and advisors for local and national governments, NGOs, multilaterals and private companies.