Department and society



Joint research projects with stakeholders and theses made in connection with those projects are the main form of research co-operation. International co-operation happens among others within EU’s COST-projects and development co-operation. Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) also undertakes national and international assignments related to tropical forest management as well as environmental and forest policy.


The researchers and the teachers of the department work as a consultant or specialist in different organizations, policymaking and planning of the post-graduate education. They are also active in national and international scientific organizations and societies.


The Department of Forest Sciences offers studies both on its own and in cooperation with The Finnish Open University.