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Regional Research School in Forest Sciences (REFOREST) Scholarships

      • REFOREST 2020 PhD Scholarships for African Students

      • REFOREST now opens for applications to 20 PhD position scholarships to their new regional research school based at Sokoine University in Tanzania. Regional Research School in Forest Sciences (REFOREST) is an innovative, interdisciplinary and unique regional PhD degree programme for training of fu
The programme is organised as a research school and applies a “regional sandwich model”, in which all coursework and thesis write-up are undertaken at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) whereas field data collection is conducted in the candidates’ home countries. This approach aims to strengthen the quality and raise the number of competent research scientists more rapidly while also enabling a regional perspective and linking scientists to international learning and collaboration. REFOREST Programme will create a critical mass of PhD students as well as a modus operandi where supervisors cooperate and learn from each other in international teams. Networking between PhD candidates and between supervisors will facilitate contacts across national, international and disciplinary boundaries that will live beyond graduation. Forests and forest sciences exist in a social and economic local contexts. REFOREST Programme includes a wide range of forest sciences. It integrate inter-disciplinarity in training, research and building on partnerships among several universities in Africa and Europe. Through the intense regional and international collaborations, PhD candidates as well as lecturers and supervisors will acquire broad skills, experiences and perspectives. REFOREST Programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).

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