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International Timber Academy


Wood product education

A comprehensive Diploma course in Nordic Wood Industries for professionals around the world.


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International Timber Academy – education, updating and networking

International Timber Academy is a comprehensive Diploma course in Nordic Wood Industries arranged in association with LAB University of Applied Sciences and Finnish Sawmillmens Association.

This five module course starts with lectures, exercises and tests conducted remotely over the internet. Finally in the last module the students will be seeing forest operation sites, sawmills and other related industries, glulam factories etc.

Students are expected to have a minimum 2nd level qualification and some year’s work experience from wood product related industries. Each module is 3 ECTS points. This is an excellent opportunity to update knowledge on wood industry and also to network with future decision makers.

After two successful ITA courses the next one is planned for Spring 2023.

This course gives a comprehensive package of boreal wood industries to people with some years’ experience from the Business.


Provisional enrolment will start 1st June 2022.

Cost per students for the 6 module course is € 2.500. The fee includes course material and mill visits, accommodation etc in Finland (participants just need to make their way to Finland from their home locations)

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Five module course

The course consists of five modules starting from the basic forestry issues and culminating to a whole week in Finland.


Global forests, Finnish forestry , wood raw material science


Basic principles of Nordic sawmilling, process, products and markets


Various panel products, their characteristics and end uses, production

Global business

Global wood supply, logistics, comparisons of different markets for wood products


On site visits, lectures, excursions and networking

Timber is at the heart of Shoreham Port and a fundamental part of our operations and future.  Establishing a greater understanding of the products we handle now and into the future is vital for me, building on our service levels to the timber industry.

- Samantha Woskett

Head of Customer Relations and Logistics, Shoreham Port

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