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SUSFOR is focused on developing scientific knowledge in the field of forests and forest products, under an integrative and multidisciplinary approach, strongly directed to original cutting-edge research, aiming at contributing to improve knowledge on the multifunctional demands on forest resources and on their sustainable management, as well as on availability and use of forest products, with development of innovative processes and products for changing markets and customer needs.

The doctoral students will be:

  • acquainted with the challenges faced by forests, forest-based-industry and society;
  • integrated in structured research teams and stimulated to encompass multidisciplinarity and diversity, including international mobility;
  • coached to stimulate innovative aptitudes, and scientific reasoning and rigor, and trained in developing skills for communication and personal development.