The region in which Växjö lies is one of the most important areas in Europe when it comes to forestry and the wood industry. At the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology we are engaged in a wide range of fields. That is to say, we work with the entire chain, from forest to finished product. We also work with the development of new wood products for construction and furniture.
The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology is part of the School of Engineering at Linnaeus University. Each year, about 750 students study either on one of our programmes or on one of our courses. We offer top-of-the-line education for those who work in the private forestry sector as well as for those who are planning a future in the sawmill or wood-manufacturing industry.
Parallel to the basic education, there is also significant research being carried out. The department can be seen as a wood-technology centre, an arena for research relating to the forestry sector and the wood and construction industry.
Programmes taught in English
Freestanding courses taught in English
Sustainable Small-scale Forestry 1-90 hec
The courses in Sustainable Small-scale Forestry make up the first step in the forestry section and can, to a large extent, be given credit for on the Forest Production and Wood Utilization Programme.
These courses are taught in Swedish.
Research in forestry and wood technology
The research group Forestry and wood carries out research with broad scientific focus, from forest to finished product. We also deal with developing new wooden products for construction and fitting-up. The research and the first- and second cycle education constitute a wood technology centre in Växjö – a meeting place for research, the trade and industry, and society for issues relating to the forestry sector, and the wood and construction industry. The Växjö and Kalmar region is one of the most important areas in Europe when it comes to forestry and the forest industry.
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The Bridge – strategic cooperation with IKEA The Bridge is a multidisciplinary research and education collaboration between Linnaeus University and IKEA. The programme concerns Life at Home and the var…
Wood and Building Technologies Within the research area Wood and Building Technologies, the objective of Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) is to create more…
Project: Flexible automation in manufacturing of laminated veneer products In this project, we study challenges for automation in the furniture industry. The wood furniture industry has a great need fo…
Project: From native wheat starch towards innovative adhesives for wood panels The project aims at exploring fundamentals related to the modification of wheat starch from Lantmännen operations, and hen…
Project: New aspects on the strength behaviour of thermally modified wood towards structural applications The project aims at exploring fundamentals related to the strength behaviour of thermally modif…
Project: QualityWBPs – Innovative treatments and adhesives for high quality, sustainable wood-based panels This project aims to develop less hygroscopic wood-based panels through the application of new…
Project: Sustainable use of virgin and recovered raw material streams for innovative bio-based products and business stimulation in Southern Sweden This project aims at increasing resource use efficien…
Project: Total carbon balance of Swedish forestry sector: Evaluate guidelines for climate roadmap 2050 This project will result in a description of the baseline of the total carbon balance of the Swedi…
Project: Utilisation of renewable biomass and waste materials for production of environmental-friendly, bio-based composites The aim of this project is the development and testing of environmental-frie…
Completed research projects
News within forestry and wood technology
- How to choose wood material for coated products to last longer News
- The douglas fir could replace the Norway spruce we now have in Sweden as the climate changes News
- Wide analysis of the Swedish forestry sector’s carbon balance will be a support towards the Climate Roadmap 2050 News
- The furniture industry needs better recycling strategies News