17 May 2024

MOUNTAINSIDE: The new “classroom in the forest” inaugurated

With the inauguration of the Marteloscope at Faeto – Edolo, UNIMONT – a University of Milan hub, offers its students a “classroom in the forest” included in the European network of integrated educational forests which represents a unique opportunity for those who intend to study the mountains in the mountains.


The Marteloscope at Faeto – Edolo was inaugurated during a two-day event organized by UNIMONT, center of excellence of the University of Milan, as part of the NRRP Agritech Project, in collaboration with the Comunità Montana di Vallecamonica, Consorzio Forestale Alta Valle Camonica and D.R.E.A.M. Italia.

This new “classroom in the forest” will allow UNIMONT students to simulate forestry intervention and verify outcomes directly in the field, allowing a real-time comparison of motivations and consequences. The Marteloscope at Faeto – Edolo is an open space for discussion and for raising awareness on the potential of well-managed forest communities, a meeting point between local actors and sector operators and a powerful tool to encourage the dissemination of knowledge on issues related to the conservation of forest biodiversity and climate change mitigation.

The “classroom in the woods” at Faeto – Edolo contributes to making UNIMONT‘s training offer unique and represents a key opportunity for those who intend to study the mountains in the mountains.


The Master’s Degree Course “Valorization and Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas” – MOUNTAINSIDE is an international study path, entirely in English, which trains expert professionals of mountain systems through multidisciplinary academic preparation and a “glocal” experience, capable of combining global aspects with local ones.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (to be obtained by 31st December 2024):

• Bachelor’s degree in classes L-25 (Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and Technologies) or L-26 (Agro-Food Sciences and Technologies) or L-32 (Environmental and Natural Sciences and Technologies). If in possession of a different university degree, it is necessary to have acquired at least 45 credits (ECTS) in the scientific-disciplinary sectors indicated in the Study Plan.
• B2 level knowledge of the English language demonstrated through a language certificate among those accepted by the University or by taking a specific admission interview.



• BY 31st OCTOBER 2024 – Submit the admission application on the portal of the University of Milan following the procedures specified in article 3 of the Admission Notice.
• BY 31st DECEMBER 2024 – Be in possession of the qualifications and the curricular and language requirements indicated in the admission requirements.
• BY 15th JANUARY 2025 – Submit the enrollment application on the portal of the University of Milan following the procedures and deadlines specified in article 5 of the Admission Notice.


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▶ Watch video testimonials

Watch some photo from the Inauguration

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