This course module is based on content authored by Olli Saastamoinen & Jukka Matero from the University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry.
The University of Joensuu was established in 1969 and is located in two campuses - at Joensuu and Savonlinna. The University has eight faculties and nine non-faculty institutes. In addition to forest, the University offers undergraduate and graduate degree in eight different fields: education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, economics, theology and psychology.
The University has over 8200 students, 1160 of whom are on the Savonlinna campus. Every year approximately 1500 new students are admitted. The staff comprises about 1200 people, of whom 160 work on the Savonlinna campus. Almost 600 international students annually study at the University of Joensuu.
The following team at UNU Online Learning (including contractors) was involved with the development of this learning resource:
Brendan Barrett, UNU Academic Programme Officer
Luis Patron, UNU Project Coordinator, Education Media Producer
Sean Wood, UNU Creative Director
David Jimenez, UNU Interactive Media Designer
Koji Toukubo, UNU Systems Engineering, Technical Support
Barbara Komorowski, Consultant, Instructional Designer
Oleg Butuzov, Consultant, Programmer and CSS Template Design
David Schaufele, Consultant, Narration
Taeko Okada, UNU Administration
Special thanks to Libor Jansky in the UNU Environment and Sustainable Development Programme for his valuable support and guidance.
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