WWSC Academy is a graduate student school with two, week long, courses per year with the aim to facilitate for collaborations and to close the gap between academic research and industry. They are called the winter and summer school and are mandatory for all WWSC-students, The winter schools are given in march/april and the summer schools are given in August/September. Generally, all WWSC-academy courses are given 2 ECT, but some exception may occur. In this academy, the students will get an overview of the research field within renewable materials from wood and gain knowledge of topics not directly connected to their current research, spanning from nursing of plants, efining into streams, characterization and modification into desired properties materials and finaliy into the challenges to commercialize new products. All courses include, apart from lectures, team building activitities, project work, presentation and study visits to relevant industries to strengthen connect between each other to nurture future collaborations, meet industry and to an overview of the Swedish forest industry.
WWSC Academy is since 2019 open for PhD students from other research projects and universities via Treesearch.
Director of studies for WWSC-Academy is professor Paul Gatenholm.