International Research Partnerships

SENS believes in cultivating partnerships with universities and research centres around the world to increase opportunities for our students and faculty and drive collaboration on environmental and sustainability research.

Masters in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)

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The U of S and SENS are affiliates of the Erasmus Mundus program supported by the European Commission. The MESPOM study program is in English, lasts two years and prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in the international context.

Including SENS, students study in at least three out of six consortium universities:

SENS faculty also have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with colleagues at MESPOM-affiliated universities. In addition, they may supervise and work with MESPOM students interested in spending a term at the U of S. 

Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences

The Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU) is focused on developing the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. SENS has partnered with the Faculty of Forest Sciences located at SLU’s Umea campus to offer student exchange opportunities. In addition, SENS faculty and postdoctoral fellows are conducting research with SLU colleagues on sustainable forest management.

The Faculty of Forest Sciences conducts applied and fundamental research in projects across Sweden and other countries, often in collaboration with universities, commercial companies or government organizations. Most projects relate to forest ecosystems but other systems are also examined (e.g. aquatic or economic). All graduate programs at SLU are offered in English.

SENS students seeking to take courses at SLU for credit towards their SENS degree should contact Sharla Daviduik. Our school’s compressed course format in second term allows for greater flexibility and ease of exchange with SLU, a university with several short course formats.

The following is a list of programs with courses which may interest SENS students:

  • Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment Master’s Program
  • Euroforester Master’s Program
  • Management of Fish and Wildlife Master’s Program
  • Plant and Forest Biotechnology Master’s Program