Sustainable forest management

Sustainable forest management

Code and classification of education: 8D08 Agriculture and Bioresources

Code and classification of training areas: 8D083 Forestry

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the specialty

Duration: 3 years

The purpose of the educational program "Sustainable forest management" - formation of knowledge and skills of specialists capable to develop and implement projects for the sustainable management of forest resources, forest inventory control works and forestry works on forest maintenance, reforestation and protective afforestation.

Objectives of the educational program:

  1. The formation of the basic professional competencies of future professionals;
  2. The creation of prerequisites for self-exploration and research activities of doctoral students;
  3. The ability to work with scientific and technical information, to use domestic and foreign experience in professional activities.

The educational program includes a clear focus on the future, which manifests itself in the possibility of building their sustainable forest management education in view of the success in personal and professional activities, satisfying the requirements of employers.

General characteristics of the education program

Sustainable forest management is designed to provide high efficiency of forest ecosystems. Multifunctional system of forest management in the country should reflect a balanced supply and demand for products and forest-based utility is not unsustainable, multipurpose use of forests to the conservation of biodiversity and the whole environment.

The prevailing conditions of the forest sector do not ensure the economic stability of the region, sustainable development forest management and create conditions to reduce the environmental safety. Thus, there is now a need to train highly qualified specialists for the development of management measures forest management. Competitive advantage of this is highly OP faculty having practical skill in forestry and gardening. Teaching in a foreign language, a combination of methods of domestic and foreign practice, training in computer classes, laboratories with the latest equipment, own forest nursery allow the implementation of quality training of young cadres.

The goals of global trends involves the creation of conditions for development of scientific fields, such as:

- the development of new digital technologies for a variety of scientific and industrial sectors in forestry;

- intensification of the processes of transition to the convergence of science and forestry technology development;

- increased support for scientific research carried out in universities, in line with global trends and challenges, which criteria are the ratings publications, Hirsch index and others.

Areas of professional activity:

Graduates who have mastered the “Sustainable Forest Management” educational program can work at the republican, regional, district state forestry institutions; joint-stock companies, production cooperatives, limited partnerships, firms in the direction of gardening and forestry; research institutions in the field of forestry; higher, secondary vocational schools; wood processing enterprises.

Graduates of the department will be able to carry out production activities of the enterprises in the Kazakh Republican State Forest Seed institution RMK "Kazgiproleskhoz" RMK "Kazlesproekt", a branch of the Northern region of the State Enterprise "National forest breeding center";

- research activities in "KazSRIoPP" LLP, Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Plant Protection . State national natural parks, national parks, reserves and other specially protected natural territories of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

- management, education, economic activity in the MES organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with the qualification of Doctor of Philosophy.

Professional competencies

know and understand: the relationship of the main aspects of forest management: technical, economic and socio-political; particular manifestation of the fundamental laws in forest management; Modern Problems of creation and functioning of the natural and man-made systems in forestry;

be able to: put into practice the provisions of legislation governing environmental protection activities in Kazakhstan;

master skills: a problem situation analysis skills in the field of forest management and the choice of solutions sustainable forest management, the development of measures for the rational use of forest resources.