Study unit
3513147 Perspectives to Bioeconomy, 6 Cp  
Code 3513147  Validity 01.01.2015 -
Name Perspectives to Bioeconomy  Abbreviation PersBioecon 
Credits 6 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Antti Haapala 

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student knows the basis of bioeconomy from a number of viewpoints and understands the thematic structures of global bioeconomy and forest-based bioeconomy.



What is Bioeconomy and Forest-based bioeconomy, Finnish wood reserves and national bioeconomy strategies, European bioeconomy strategies, raw-material driven bioeconomics, concept of biorefining, relevant sustainability and environmental issues, land use, food issues, biomass reserve governance, wood building, various end uses – energy, chemicals or materials – and the concept of increased value by refining, other uses of forests and the basics of the economics in bioeconomy. 

Modes of study 

Introduction lecture and e-learning from Moodle web page (2+2 h). Learning diary (40 h) and long written essay or other annually given independent assignment (58 h) which the student much upload to Moodle for review. The time for the essay preparation is given and limited but all the course material and other open access information sources can be utilized, as long as appropriate citation rules are applied.

Study materials 

Available in Moodle, registration key will be provided during the first lecture.


Evaluation criteria 

0-5 (0 = fail, 5 = excellent).

The evaluation is based on learning diary (40%), oral examination (20%) and a written essay (40%). Unsatisfactory performance in any subtask will result to a grade “fail”. 



Antti Haapala


Every year, next time in spring 2022. Introduction lecture is given every spring semester period III, the rest of the course can be completed at one’s own pace during the spring term.


Joensuu, video connection to Kuopio campus.

Further information 

Lectures are given and course work is to be written in English.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started
J, K: Perspectives to Bioeconomy  Multi-modal teaching  Antti Haapala  14.01.22 -30.05.22

Future exams
No exams