About the Subject

Finland has become one of the leading forest industry countries in the world, known for the quality products, component manufactures and engineering skills. The raw materials and energy resources are mainly domestic, but most of all the Finnish know-how is the key factor in the rapid growth of all the sectors in the industry.

Helsinki University of Technology is the oldest and the largest university of technology in Finland. HUT's Department of Forest Products Technology combines in its activities all the branches of the forest industry providing students a very unique combination of education in both mechanical and chemical forest products technology.

Studying at the Department of Forest Products Technology is versatile. The courses are taught by the experts from both the University and industry. The hands-on experiences, including laboratory exercises and excursions to the industry, are emphasized besides the theoretical education. The same kind of combination of lectures and practical experiences will be offered to the BEST Summer Course 2006 students.

The Summer Course will give you an insight into the sawn industry, plywood, wood in house building and wood products.

The students will learn about the product chain from tree logs to a finished wood product. Two special topics, wood construction technology and sawn timber deeper examination.