In 2021, the Institute of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences of PetrSU will begin accepting students for a new bachelor’s profile “Legal Foundations of Forest Management” in the direction of “Forestry”.
The director of the institute, candidate of technical sciences, Vadim Mikhailovich Kostyukevich tells about the new direction of study:
The Republic of Karelia has large areas of forests, in which it is necessary to conduct competent forestry. Enterprises that lease forest areas are engaged in the development of raw materials. In recent years, control over the correct development of forest resources and their restoration with a general intensification of production has been increasing, which presupposes not only the availability of knowledge on the technology of work, but also the availability of legal knowledge and forestry legislation. The new training program prepares professional engineers for the forestry sector with knowledge of modern methods and design tools, calculations, knowledge of the legal foundations of forestry and forest management, and environmental protection.
In recent years, the field of application of knowledge of forestry engineers has changed significantly. It is becoming more and more important to check the correctness of the work of tenants, the ability to win arbitration disputes, which requires knowledge of the basics of the forest, land, water and civil codes. In forestries and forestry enterprises, specialists are needed with the ability to work with software, knowledge of 3D modeling, the ability to work with unmanned aerial vehicles and unconditional knowledge of the legal basis for doing business in the forest. As part of the new profile, students get acquainted with the basics of organization and management of forestry enterprises, quality management.