The course includes theory, laboratory exercises and project work. It starts with basic theory underlying the optimization of forest production systems and forest biotechnology in terms of increasing raw material production and promoting desirable wood and fiber properties. The theory covers aspects such as growth optimization, wood formation, biosynthesis of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, wood/fiber structure and chemistry. The course highlights several important processes in forest production systems such as somatic embrogynesis plant production and growth optimization in plantation forestry.
Chemistry 15 ECT, Biology 60 ECT of which at least 30 ECT has to be plant biology and cell- and molecular biology. English proficiency equivalent to English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application and Tuition fees
Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay application and tuition fees. However, you must provide proof of your citizenship (and fee-exempt status).