Forest Summer School 2015

Syktyvkar Forest Institute (SFI) offers an interdisciplinary Forest Summer School that is a combination of lectures, three field study trips 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, biodiversity, nature protection, forest policy and law, doing business in Russia (legal, economical and intercultural aspects), Komi history and survival Russian.

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 intercultural aspects;
  • Timber industry in the Komi Republic;
  • Sustainable forest management and use in the Komi Republic;
  • Survival Russian (for beginners)

You can also visit the only internationally recognized in whole Russia Model forest “Silver taiga” office to learn about their activities and boreal forests of the Komi Republic ( As our republic is the forestiest region in Europe we still have got pristine untouched forests and many nature protected areas, national parks and nature reserves. We organize a two-day forest field trip to the Model forest (200 km southwards, in Ob’yachevo) and you can learn about the Komi forests, biodiversity, natural processes. So you stay overnight in the wooden house near the picturesque lake, enjoy Russian banya, make a camp fire.

Our Forest Summer school includes companies visits to OJSC “Mondi Syktyvkar” – the biggest pulp and paper mill in North-West Russia ( and a sawmill to see typical timber processing. You also have a field trip to the leased logging areas of OJSC “Mondi Syktyvkar” to get acquainted with timber harvesting, logging operations, thinnings and other forest operations.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor,Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionSyktyvkar Forest Institute
Begin date05.09.2015
End date19.09.2015
Registration deadline10.06.2015
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyManagement and administrationForestry
Teaching placeSyktyvkar, Komi Republic
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