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International Forest Ecosystem Management (B.Sc.)


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The mission of the International Forest Ecosystem Management (B.Sc.) Bachelor's programme is to train experts who are able to understand the Earth's forests as ecosystems and to conserve and manage them according to the principles of sustainable forest management (ecosystem approach).


The graduates should contribute to the implementation of international decisions and conventions for the protection and sustainable use of the Earth's natural resources through their acquired knowledge, management skills and experience abroad.


To the Faculty of Forest and Environment



Partners 

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Contact

Head of the study programme

Prof. Dr. Peter Spathelf

Prof. Dr. Spathelf

Tel.: +49 3334 657-171
E-Mail: Peter.Spathelf@hnee.de

Study programme coordinator

Christoph Nowicki

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Tel.: +49 3334 657-164
E-Mail: Christoph.Nowicki@hnee.de 

Application information

Astrid Schilling

Astrid Schilling

Tel.: +493334 657-167- Fax: +493334 657-162
E-Mail: Astrid.Schilling@hnee.de 



Latest News

German Forest Award for IFEM Alumni Milan HĂ€nsel (wald-wird-mobil.de gGmbH)

V. l.: Prof. Dr. Andreas W. Bitter (PEFC), Rainer Soppa (Deutscher Waldbesitzer), Milan HÀnsel (wald-wird-mobil.de), Florian Schmitt (Stihl)

For the first time this year the special prize "Sustainability Forest" was awarded in the context of the German Forest Award (Deutscher Waldpreis) The choice fell thereby on the wald-wird-mobil.de gGmbH from Berlin. Digitalisation represents a particular challenge in forest management. The wald-wird-mobil.de gGmbH with employee Milan HĂ€nsel (IFEM ALumni) develops solutions for a forestry 4.0, which meets the requirements of family forestry enterprises and forest enterprise communities in particular. Thus wald-wird-mobil.de provides an innovative contribution to the achievement of our common goal of an efficient, sustainable and multifunctional forestry. This commitment convinced the jury.

Image: C. MĂŒhlhausen via forstpraxis.de





Supplementary course & Introductory week for the WiSe 2019/20

The introductory week for the WiSe 2019/20 takes place in the week of 23rd September - 27th September 2019. Detailed programme for download.



The opening session   for the first semester students of the Faculty of Forest and Environment will start on Monday, 23rd of September 2019 at 10:00 am in the big lecture hall (room 15.001 (H5), Wilhelm-Pfeil-Auditorium) at the Forest Campus (Waldcampus). 



Invitation to the supplementary course in preparation for studies in the study programmes Forestry and International Forest Ecosystem Management - from 16th September to 20th September 2019


 

Information for international applicants: Pre-Study german langauge course B2/C1 at the HNEE

Starting in the winter semester 2019/20, the course is aimed at international students, applicants preparing to study and exchange students who need B2 or C1 level German in order to be able to study on degree programmes in German at our university. For the B2 course, prior knowledge of German at the B1 level is required. The C1 course requires prior knowledge of German at the B2 level. Further information can be found on the website of the Language Centre


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Visit to the University of QuindĂ­o
 During his tour, visiting selected Universities with a strong focus on environment and sustainable development, Christoph Nowicki was invited by the University of QuindĂ­o, Colombia (from August 7th to August 13th 2019). First discussions on cooperation options for the development of a new study programme on forest management and conservation, started in 2018 during a visit of a Colombian delegation in Eberswalde, thanks to the initiative of Norbert Pudzich, German Honorary Consul in Armenia. Now, first concrete steps towards a living cooperation have been intensively discussed and defined with the heads of faculties, study programmes and the Rector, how strongly supports the cooperation. In 2020, the University of QuindĂ­o will offer internships (in cooperation with partner institutions) for IFEM-students but would also like to cooperate with the study programmes on Global Change Management and Forestry System Transformation.

 



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From left to right:: C. Nowicki, Carolina Bolaños RodrĂ­guez (Head of International Office at Ikiam), JesĂșs Ramos MartĂ­n (Principal at Ikiam)


Invitation to “Universidad Regional Amazónica – Ikiam”
On August 5th 2019, Christoph Nowicki (EUSD) has been invited by the “Universidad Regional Amazónica – Ikiam”, Ecuador, to discuss possibilities for cooperation in student exchange between our Universities together with the Heads of the University and of the most suitable study programmes. Special emphasis was given on the cooperation with the undergraduate programme “International Forest Ecosystem Management” (B.Sc.). Ikiam has a strong focus on sustainable development in the Amazon region, implements projects in close collaboration with the local and indigenous population and showed a great interest in EUSD and a close future cooperation. images: C. Nowicki




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Cooperation talks at Western Colorado University
On July 15th-17th 2019, the dean of the ‘School of Environment and Sustainability’, Dr. John Hausdoerffer (middle), from ‘Western Colorado University’ in Gunnison (Colorado), invited his faculty members and Christoph Nowicki (EUSD) to intensively discuss the future cooperation and student exchange between our two partner Universities. Special emphasis was given on the cooperation with the undergraduate programme ‘International Forest Ecosystem Management” (B.Sc.) and the graduate programme ‘Global Change Management’ (M.Sc.).

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EUSD to become member of the ‘Resilience Studies Consortium’ (RSC)
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (EUSD) has been invited to become a member of the ‘Resilience Studies Consortium’ (RSC), a network of eleven North American Universities interested in applied research on resilience and sustainability topics. For the first time, the RSC is reaching out for international partners and invited EUSD to become the first European and the ‘Environmental University’ (UMA - Mexico) the first Latin American partner. Christoph Nowicki participated in the RSC annual retreat in Tacoma, Washington, at ‘The Evergreen State College’ (11.07.-13.07.2019) as a representative for EUSD and presented how resilience topics are being integrated into teaching and research at EUSD.

                                                                                                                 Image: Christoph Nowicki



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Visit from the Netherlands


Prof. Peter van der Meer (centre), from Van Hall Larenstein – University for Applied Sciences, Netherlands, surrounded by his colleagues from Eberswalde and 6. Semester IFEM-Students participating in the module on “Forest landscape restoration”, coordinated by Prof. Peter Spathelf. Peter von der Meer is a regular guest lecturer of this module, sharing essential international experiences from his research at Van Hall Larenstein from projects all over the world.     



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Professional field presentation

Last Wednesday, the annual professional field presentation took place at the Department of Forest and Environment, where alumni of the study programmes Forestry & International Forest Ecosystem Management students gave an insight into their working lives.




Image: Christoph Nowicki


Becoming Partner Universities

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During the Sustainability Days, Dr. John Hausdoerffer (Dean of School of Environment & Sustainability; Western Colorado University) will give a lecture on the topic: »Deep Sustainability: Humans as a Keystone Species« Prior to the lecture, Dr. John Hausdoerffer for Western Colorado University and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm-GĂŒnther Vahrson for HNEE will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, to seal the new partnership between the US University and the HNEE.


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From February 27th  to March 1st, a delegation from the European Wilderness Society, partner of International Forest Ecosystem Management, and the Western Colorado University in Gunnison, USA, started to discuss a new cooperation between the two Universities, with a special focus on International Forest Ecosystem Management (B.Sc.)Global Change Management (M.Sc.) and joint research projects related to the Centre of Econics and Ecosystem Management.

From left to right: Prof. Pierre Ibisch, Vlado Vancura, Christoph Nowicki, Anni Henning, Prof. Jonathan Coop, Max Rossberg, Jeanette Blumroeder, Prof. John Hausdoerfer (photo: C. Nowicki)


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Guest lecture in Sweden


On November 30th Prof. Spathelf gave a lecture on 'Continuous-Cover-Forestry in Germany' at the Swedish Agricultural University (SLU). Close-to-nature forest management or permanent forest management is also a much discussed forest management approach in Sweden.






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Deans Day at the HNE Eberswalde


On the 13th November 2018 an exchange of information took place at the HNE Eberswalde between representatives of the forestry faculties and departments in Germany (so-called Dean's Day) The discussions focused on questions of education, the development of student numbers, digitisation in research and teaching as well as internationalisation. The aim is to hold the meeting every 2 years.



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New IFEM-Partner: European Wilderness Society


Prof. Dr. Wilhelm-GĂŒnther Vahrson, President of Eberswalde University for sustainable Develpment and Max A E Rossberg (left), Chairman of the European Wilderness Society, signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding fostering joint activities
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20 Years Anniversary Symposium of the Bachelor Study Programme International Forest Ecosystem Management

With over 150 guests, the IFEM programme celebrated its 20th anniversary on 28 September 2018. In addition to the IFEM-partners (Dr. Elke Mannigel (OroVerde), Simon Mader (Querdenker / FuturoVerde) and Dr. Michael Haubold-Rosar (Forschungsinstitut fĂŒr Bergbaufolgelandschaften e.V. Finsterwalde) and international guest speakers (PhD Peter van der Meer (Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands) as well as Max Rossberg (European Wilderness Society, Austria)), many alumni were guests. After the festive programme with exciting lectures and humorous memories of the early days of the study programme, the alumni and IFEM students used the opportunity for exchange and cheerful  togetherness with live music and grilled game sausages or cheese until late in the evening. Image: Jonas Sitte



For further news see the archive.