International opportunities

International mobility

On the Erasmus office webpage, you can find further information about the Erasmus+ for Studies programme. The programme allows students to spend a period of study (between 2 and 12 months) at one of the other 500 universities in one of the participating European countries, but also in a non-European country.

Double degree programmes

Forest Sciences also participates to 3 International Erasmus Mundus International programmes:

  • MEDfOR: Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management, from 2012-2013; Partner Universities: Viterbo (Italy), Lisbon and Porto (Portugal), Lleida and Valladolid (Spain), Karadeniz (Turkey)
  • SUFONAMA: Sustainable Forests and Nature Management, from 2007-2008; Partner Universities: Copenhagen (Denmark), Goettingen (Germany), Bangor (UK), Alnarp (Sweden)
  • GLOFOR: Global Forestry; Partner Universities: Copenhagen (Denmark), Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany), Institut Des Sciences Et Insudtries Du Vivant Et De L'environment – Agroparistech (France), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic)

The course participates in the TRANSFOR-M (Transatlantic Master Programs leading to a European and a Canadian degree in Forestry, Environmental or Conservation Sciences) Programme. Further information at

Visiting professors

The possibility for students to grow internationally and professionally is constant at UNIPD thanks to the intense exchange of visiting professors teaching in Forest sciences.

A.Y. 2017-2018

  • Prof. Anna Lawrence, University of the Highlands and Islands, Honorary Professor of Human Dimensions of Forestry, Course on Social Forestry

A.Y. 2016-2017

  • Prof. Paul Vantomme, FAO and KU Leuven, Course on Policy and market development for Non wood forest products

A.Y. 2015-2016

  • Prof. Mark Adams, University of Sydney, 6 ECTS Course on Forest Ecology and Management in Mediterranean Climates
  • Prof. Ayse Filiz Sunar, Istanbul Technical University, 6 ECTS Course on Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • Prof. Alejandro Solla Hach, Universidad de Extremadura, 6 ECTS Course on Forest pathology and Wood alteration

A.Y. 2014-2015

  • Prof. Greg Biging, University of California, Berkeley, 6 ECTS Course on Spatial Analysis for Forest Resources
  • Prof. James Nathan Long, University of Utah, 2 ECTS Course on Management and treatment in mountain and Mediterranean forests