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.
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
Masters in Environmental Sciences,
Policy and Management (MESPOM)
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:
- The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden)
- The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
- Central European University (Budapest)
- University of the Aegean (Greece)
- Monterey Institute for International Studies (USA)
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.