FIRST SEMESTER: General overview of issues related to mountain forests * Theoretical training as a base for further, more in depth understanding of mountain forest related topics SECOND SEMESTER: Further understanding of the topics * Specific ecological characteristics of mountain forests
* Current forest and land use problems in mountainous areas Beginning of the thesis project * Field work (in selected country/region)
* Data analysis THIRD SEMESTER: Specialised knowledge * Practical application of forest management with a focus on sustainability and specific technical and/or ecological problems FOURTH SEMESTER: Thesis * Data analysis
* Write-up
* Finalisation of thesis