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Children and youth university
18th March 2021

The children and youth university took place online in 2021. The BRI conducted a webinar with the topic "The world of biosphere reserves".

Children in 5th and 6th grade learned about the importance and structure of biosphere reserves. They were able to deepen their knowledge in a quiz and then apply it themselves by zoning in the fantasy biosphere reserve "Eberswalde".


"The world of biosphere reserves" © HNEE 2021/ A. Glamann


Fantasy biosphere reserve "Eberwalde" © HNEE 2021/ A. Glamann


BIOM opening celebration 7th October 2020

The start of the new international master's study programme "Biosphere Reserves Management" in the winter semester 2020/2021 was celebrated with a multi-faceted event. At the beginning, guests competed to obtain a "mini-master" by completing a test based on the three competence pillars of the programme. Their management skills were tested using the example of the fantasy biosphere reserve "MittelschwĂ€rze". 


The State Secretary of Brandenburg’s Ministry of Science, Research and Culture and representatives of several partner organisations addressed participants with welcoming words and appreciation for the new master's programme. Additionally, two insiders offered their perspectives regarding biosphere reserves and the challenges of managing them. Afterwards, several partnership agreements were signed with biosphere reserves that want to support the course. The new students were presented with a welcome gift and the event ended with food, drink and socialising.

Mini master game © HNEE 2020/ A. Glamann

left: Erik Aschenbrand, right: new BIOM students from the first study year

© HNEE 2020/ U. GrÀbener


Children and youth university
10th March 2020

BRI conducted a workshop at the Children and Youth University, which took place at the HNEE in March 2020. The children learned about the meaning, historical background and zoning of biosphere reserves and finally built their own biosphere reserve from natural materials.

© HNEE 2020/ L. Rohrbach

© HNEE 2020/ A. Glamann


Foundation ceremony 29th November 2019

"HNEE establishes first institute worldwide on biosphere reserves"

The ceremonial opening of the Biosphere Reserve Institute took place on 29 November 2019. Participants and guests were representatives from politics, partners from the Leuphana University of LĂŒneburg and the UNESCO MAB programme, BRI staff and doctoral candidates as well as students from the Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences.

© HNEE 2019/ J. Hammerich

© HNEE 2019/ J. Hammerich