A sustainable forestry and utilisation of natural resources is the basis for a sustainable bioeconomic society. The forest represents a very large share of the ecosystem services, which means that the forest is Sweden's most important asset from a bioeconomic perspective.
Sustainable use means working in line with environmental goals, while at the same time producing climate change adapted products from renewable natural resources. The forest can contribute with construction material, bioenergy, and new products based on natural materials. This requires collective knowledge within biology, ecology, technology, and economy.
Sustainable use also comprises other values found in the forest. Biodiversity, recreation and tourism are other elements that are crucial in order for people to be able to live on the countryside.
A strong environment with broad competence
We have a strong research and education environment based on the competence of the people working with the forest as a source of raw materials. In our environment, biologists, chemists, mechanical engineers, foresters, economists, and architectural engineers work together on many education and research projects. Every year, we teach more than 700 students, from all over Sweden – the majority of these on distance learning courses.
The region surrounding Linnaeus University is home to a number of large, international companies within the field. But there are also many smaller companies that, with the right continuing professional development, can get improved conditions for innovation and increased competitiveness, something that will strengthen the region as a whole.
Today, many of these actors are gathered around Skog- och träcentrum syd, a unique platform at Linnaeus University that works for increased collaboration and communication between research, education, industry, and society.
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
In the research group Forestry and wood, we carry out research within a broad scientific field, from forest to finished product, and with development of new wood products for construction and furnishing. Together, our research and our educations make up a wood technology centre in Växjö – a meeting place for research, the trade and industry, and society on questions concerning the forestry sector and the wood and construction industry. The region around Växjö and Kalmar is one of the most important areas in Europe for forestry and the forest industry.
Forestry and Wood In the Forestry and Wood research group we are engaged in the entire chain, from forest to finished product, and with the development of new wood products for construction and furnitu…
Forestry, Wood and Building Technologies Within the research area Forestry, Wood and Building Technologies, the objective of Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DIS…
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…
Project: Drone measurement for the intelligent forest We are to develop a system for collection of forestry information with drones that fly in the forest below the canopy. Based on video recording, va…
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…
News within forestry and wood technology
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- Wide analysis of the Swedish forestry sector’s carbon balance will be a support towards the Climate Roadmap 2050 News
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