Objectives and tasks of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering
The mission of the Institute originates from the mission of the EMU as the university whose priorities in academic and research activities provide a sustainable development of natural resources of Estonia.
The mission of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering is to develop academic higher education of forestry, natural sciences, geomatics, civil engineering and water management in the Republic of Estonia for relevant sectors and to increase general knowledge about nature and engineering in society.
The activities of the Institute are directed towards satisfaction of the concrete needs of the sectors in order to offer internationally competitive education in the specialities, in which we have developed sufficient scientific competence, and human and technical resources.
The objectives of the Institute are set up in compliance with the mission and development plans of both the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU) and the Institute itself as well as in the Institute Statute and could be summarised as follows:
• The major task of the Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering is to prepare specialists with academic degrees for Estonian forestry, environmental institutions construction and water management sectors.
• In accordance with the registered academic curricula, and the actual request from the other faculties of EMU, the Institute carries out tuition in its field of competence for the all specialties of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and in accordance with the Universities Act enables the access to its courses for students of other Estonian universities.
• The Institute organises studies on three academic levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral studies), and takes care of raising the qualification of its staff, offers further training and retraining for people with different level of education.
• In the Institute, fundamental and applied research in forestry, natural resources management and engineering are carried out.
• The Institute collects, exchanges and promotes scientific information in the abovementioned fields of science.
• Acting in line with the principles listed and taking into account the organisational structure of the Institute (division into departments), each unit has its own research subjects.