Students making a forest inventarisation for the Introductionary Field Course at Zuid-Ginkel, the Netherlands ©Jan den Ouden

Education of the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group

BSc- and MSc courses are given within the framework of many programmes at Wageningen University & Research. However the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group (FEM) is mainly contributing to the BSc- and MSc Programme “Forest and Nature Conservation”.

For more information on BSc/MSc education look at:

PhD education

PhD education is offered conform the standard PhD Programme of Wageningen University & Research. For this purpose the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group is affiniated with the C.T. de Wit Graduate School for Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC).

For an overview of current PhD projects see our list of research projects.

Students associations

Students from the study Forest- and Nature Management are active in several (international) groups:

  • The International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) is an association of local and national organisations of forestry students. The goal of IFSA is to enrich the formal education and mobility of forestry students world-wide and represent these students at a global level. They organise for example meetings, workshops, discussions, exchange programs, the yearly symposium, publish an information bulletin etc. The Dutch forestry students are, as a member of the local organisation (IFSOW), participating actively in it.
  • The association ‘WSBV Sylvatica’. They organise for their members festivities, sport activities and careers guidance days.

For extended and detailed information for students as well as future students visit the Wageningen University & Research website.