"MEDfOR has offered to its students a multidisciplinary program revolving around Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management. Although some students encountered some difficulties during the first year, the program proved to be beneficial and successful the second year. In fact, the MEDfOR universities network offers its students different specializations opportunities, allowing them to follow their vocation and to benefit from a good level of professionalism in a specific field of their choice.
“I am currently doing a PhD in Forestry in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Undoubtedly MEDfOR Master Programme has made an important contribution throughout the journey. The courses and the faculties always inspired students to go further and seek. I learned a lot especially during my specialization and internship period which are now of practical use. Moreover, I am really thankful to all my Professors and people attached with the programme.” Serajis Salekin, Bangladesh
"I am currently doing PhD in Forest Ecology in University of Padova, Italy. As a part of research, I am analysing trees cores collected from altitudinal and latitudinal zones of world and try to see the correlation of it with temperature and precipitation with the approach of wood anatomy. Regarding MEDfOR, it was a great experience to know the culture and learning module adopted in different European Universities. Moreover, it helps to sharpen my knowledge on forestry and natural resources." Sudip Pandey, Nepal
"I am currently a GIS analyst for the Baltimore City Forestry Division in the state of Maryland in USA. One major project I am working on is implementing a full tree inventory of the city's street and park trees to use as an assett management system. Another project is to use land cover datasets to perform spatial analysis such as determining tree canopy cover statistics and prioritizing planting areas." Victor Miranda, USA
My experience in MEDFOR is just simply a once in a life time exceptional experience – academically and culturally enriching experience that leaves you with a strong, adaptive and growth mind set tailored for a life long learning. I would also like to express my appreciation for the professors in MEDFOR - they are happy and willing to help me succeed in my career. Their continual support is a key part of my accomplishments post MEDFOR experience too. Thank you very much. Keep up your good work!
“Now, I'm finishing the 2nd year of the MEDfOR program in Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) in Lisbon, Portugal. This experience was unique and important not only in terms of getting new knowledge inside of the classroom, but also in discovering and learning more about different cultures and meeting amazing people. Definitely, it make me grow as a person by dealing with all the challenges that I faced during the (almost) last 2 years.” Cátia Reis, Portugal
“I am currently working in the department of Geography at University of Oregon, USA as both a graduate student and a teaching assistant for GIS. MEDfOR was a great experience where I met wonderful people that we have exchanged ideas and knowledge with each other and enjoyed our time together. What I learned from this program is not only about the courses we have taken, but also how I reflected about myself in pursuing a better life through the travelings and communications.
“This master (mobility with scholarship) is specific for me because it allowed me to discover and to learn several opportunities at different levels (sicence, culture, ...)
Currently I am a student at the second year at the University of Padova. My thesis's topic is a socio-economic valorization of medicinal plant in Algeria, supervised by Prof. Davide Pettenella. I would like to thank a lot to whom is related to the management of rhe Mediterranean area (Coordinators, teachers, students..)” Ghemina Ghemouri, Algeria