Studies at the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) focus on sustainable use and management of forests and natural resources in tropical and sub-tropical areas and in developing countries.
Education and training cover dry and humid tropics, natural and plantation forests, agroforestry systems, and management of forested tropical landscapes. Issues are dealt from ecological, economic and social point of view.
Courses and training are provided in English. Some of the courses are offered in the tropics, in collaboration with VITRI’s local partner institutions. In most cases, the thesis research is also undertaken in a tropical and/or developing country.