Wood surface treatment and chemical modification

7.5 credits

This course focuses on the different methods used in wood surface treatment as well as the methods of chemical modifications. The wood properties and its effect after treatment or modification are also in focus. In addition, emphasis is given on the environmental impact of different methods of wood modification. The education is based on the latest research aiming to have up-to-date knowledge about this area. Enable students to understand and discuss different methods of wood surface treatment and chemical modification in environmental perspective.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.