Faculty of Forestry

Why choose studying at the Faculty of Forestry?

Forests and forest lands in Bosnia and Herzegovina occupy an area of 53% of the total area of the country. Useful functions that forests have everywhere in the world, our country as well, are numerous. The forests are the “lungs of the planet” and are most responsible for the production of oxygen; they represent the largest active carbon depositories, serve to purify and protect the accumulation of drinking water from pollution, reduce the negative effects of climate change, protect the land from erosion and create an environment for rest and recreation of the modern man. What is more, forests are one of the most important economic resources. For this reason, forests represent a resource whose cultivation, protection and conservation should be given full attention.

The Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo at the Forestry Department, provides students with traditional and modern knowledges about the modes of sustainable management of forest ecosystems, and trains them for the development of simple and complex tasks in the field of planning, implementation and control of forest management. At the Department of Horticulture, students, through the three cycles of study, develop the ability to independently and comprehensively recognise, evaluate, shape and sustainably use green spaces, not only limiting themselves to the urban environment but to the entire landscape. Students learn how to use the living space, while preserving its ambient values. Also, students learn how to improve the living space by raising new green surfaces.

Continuous innovation and improvement of the curricula, from the founding of the Faculty in 1948 to the present day, are the result of the University’s commitment to maintaining high quality personnel education in the field of forestry and horticulture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


What after completing the studies?

Competencies acquired through the completion of various study programmes at the Faculty of Forestry are necessary for fulfilling tasks related to the management of forest resources and urban spaces and enable employment in the public and private sectors, forestry and urban greenery companies, municipal, cantonal and federal forestry administrations, nurseries for the production of planting material, national parks and design companies.

By completing the studies and acquiring a diploma, the Bachelor of Forestry is capable of implementing the planned biotechnical measures in the field of growing, protection, use of forests, spatial arrangement, techniques and technologies of construction and maintenance of forest roads, economics, organisation and implementation of regulations on hunting. The Master of Forestry is capable of complex planning, realisation and control of forest management based on the principles of durability, multi-functionality and economy for the optimum use of forests and forest areas for various purposes.

The Bachelor of Horticulture is able to carry out the production and commercialisation of the planting material, to establish, nurture and maintain greenery in the interior and exterior, to monitor and implement plans and projects in the field of urban greenery, horticulture and related fields. Master of Horticulture is capable of independent and teamwork in the planning, design and realisation of the design (establishment, revitalisation and reconstruction) of different categories of urban green areas, natural landscapes and protected areas of nature, to propose and implement measures of care, protection, preservation and improvement genetic diversity of horticultural heritage and natural landscape, creates various organisational solutions and performs tasks in the management of protected areas of nature.


Years of study: 3+2+3



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