There are currently about 530 students in the Department of Forest and Environment, including about 390 in the two bachelor programs Forestry and International Ecosystem Management, as well as nearly 140 students in the two master programs Forest Information Technology and Global Change Management. All courses are accredited by the accreditation agency ASIIN e.V.
The Forestry System Transformation (FST) degree program is currently in the planning stage. Start is planned for the winter semester 2018/19.
The proportion of international students, which has increased to more than 15%, reflects the success of the internationally oriented degree programs.
The Bachelor's degree in forestry trains forest managers who meet the current economic, ecological and social demands of forest management.
International Forest Ecosystem Management
The graduates of this Bachelor's degree programme are experts who are able to understand the world's forests as ecosystems and to manage them according to the principles of sustainable forestry.
Forest Information Technology
Forest and environmental information technology is a rapidly developing industry. The objective of the FIT master's programme is to qualify students as specialists in information technology with a focus on forest and environment.
Global Change Management
Climate change and the loss of biodiversity are global challenges. The mission of the Global Change Management master's program is to train specialists who can develop solutions for the management of natural resources in a goal-oriented and scientifically sound way in the face of global change.
Forestry System Transformation
The new master's program aims at a modern forest ecosystem management adapted to the social and ecological challenges. The students develop solutions for dealing with conflicts of use in forestry practice and are empowered to initiate change processes and actively participate in shaping them.