The Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) is launching a new, unique English-language Master’s study programme in winter semester 2018/2019: The new Forestry System Transformation (FST) study programme raises the number of courses in the Forest and Environment faculty to a total of five.
In the future, global forest management will have to deal with a growing number of interests and conflicts of objectives in the field of forest cultivation, which will have a decisive effect on benefits and quality of life. The aim is to deploy innovative political and economical instruments, strategies and evaluation methods to extend and support the range of forest ecosystem goods and services on a sustainable basis. Ecosystem functions and services, such as biodiversity protection and climate protection, protection against avalanches, keeping air and water clean as well as the aesthetic and health-promoting benefits of the forest, are recorded and analysed from a pronounced socio-economic and innovative perspective to promote their integration into political and economic decision-making processes. In the course of the 4-semester study programme, students will develop an understanding of the impact of changing conditions and changing use of forest resources on forest ecosystems, ecosystem goods and services and the connected value-added chains. By developing solutions, graduates are given the skills to recognise social trends, initiate processes of change and critically examine and actively participate in such processes. Strategies to promote innovations, from new wood products to political transformation processes, accompany students throughout the programme and prepare them for their own practical transformation project.
The degree programme is geared towards graduates of forestry, applied forestry or environmental sciences degrees. Areas of employment include national and international companies in the fields of bioeconomy, politics and business consulting as well as accreditation companies and planning offices which project a substantial demand for specialists.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Prof. Dr. Carsten Mann
Subject area: Sustainable forest resource management
Phone: +49 3334 657-194
Prof. Dr. Tobias Cremer
Subject area: Forest utilisation and wood market
Phone: +49 3334 657-166
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