The perfect place to study

Unique study programmes, an international outlook, practice-oriented teaching and an attractive university town situated in an expansive natural landscape just 30 minutes train ride from Berlin – a university which takes sustainable development seriously and cultivates a friendly atmosphere between teaching staff and students. All this and much more awaits you at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE).

The 2nd University Information Day of the HNE Eberswalde has ended successfully. All interested people from different places tuned in to the live-presentations, asked their questions or had a personal chat with students of the HNEE.

Did you miss the live programs and the presentation of your desired study program? Then take a look at the media library. There you will find the study program presentations of the 2nd University Information Day.

Find out more about other exciting activities related to the subject of “Studying at HNEE” and discover what lies in store for you at the HNEE.

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Bachelor

Organic Farming and Marketing

There is a growing demand for qualified specialists in the organic sector! The »Organic Farming and Marketing« study programme trains and empowers its students to assume position of responsibility in organic agriculture. This practice-oriented programme focuses on agricultural production methods according to the principles of organic agriculture and the organic food industry. This covers arable farming and crop production, animal husbandry and business management as well as processing and marketing. In doing so, programme covers the entire value-added chain.

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Organic Farming and Marketing dual

Students on the dual course earn two qualifications: the vocational apprenticeship as an agriculturalist as well as the academic Bachelor’s degree.

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Mechatronics in Wood Engineering (dual)

Note: There will be no enrolment for the winter semester 2021/22!

All aspects of the industrial utilisation of wood and wood-based products are showing a clear trend towards greater flexibility in production technologies. With the aim of increasing resource efficiency, the increasing integration of electronic and mechanical processes in production and processing technologies gives rise to new occupational profiles in the timber industry. Oriented toward these objectives, this study programme offers a modern engineering programme, incorporating two practical phases at a partner company and a bachelor thesis into a standard period of study of seven semesters.

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Forestry

The Forestry programme qualifies students to sustainably manage and develop forests while taking their diverse range of functions into account. Students learn the fundamentals of natural sciences, gain technical know-how, and acquire economic skills such as operational planning and controlling as well as acquiring basic knowledge of human resources and business management.

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Sustainable Economics and Management

(Renaming of the previous Bachelor’s programme “Sustainable Management” as of summer semester 2021)

Interested in running a sustainable, environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible business? Want to implement innovative ideas, be active and run your own company in a responsible manner or work with other economic players? The study programme “Sustainable Economics and Management” prepares students for their future careers, featuring diverse subject areas, practical applications and responsibility.

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Landscape Management and Nature Conservation

The long-term, environmentally responsible development of land use is one of the pressing tasks of the 21st century. Our landscapes need nuanced, sustainable usage management, rooted in the local context while maintaining a global perspective. Interdisciplinary specialists with practical skills are required to overcome the challenges this presents. There is a need for dedicated experts who are able to perceive and analyse the landscape as a whole, thereby ensuring the preservation of its functioning and sustainable usage. We have made this our mission and been pioneers in Germany since 1993 with our study programme which responds to these demands.

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Wood Engineering

Wood is one of the most sustainably produced raw materials. It also has useful thermal, material and chemical properties. As sustainable production grows, the huge potential for utilisation has made wood an attractive raw material and demand has increased dramatically in the last 10 years. This shift in the usage and the demand for high raw material efficiency also has technological consequences which impacts the tasks of engineers in this field. Skilled and highly qualified experts are in demand. After specialising in timber construction or process and production engineering, graduates have good career prospects as engineers in an expanding and cutting-edge sector. In many cases, a good Bachelor’s thesis opens the door to the first job offer. The Bachelor’s degree provides a springboard for a career in engineering.

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Wood Engineering dual

Wood processing trades increasingly feature methods from engineering sciences. To meet the demand for specialists in the branch, the Faculty of Wood Engineering offers the programme »Wood Engineering« as a dual degree. The programme combines the practical apprenticeship with the Bachelor’s degree in Wood Engineering. The student and their apprenticeship company both benefit from the complimentary knowledge in scientific engineering and practical skills. After completing the programme, students have excellent prospects as engineers in a wide range of professions along the entire value-added chain of wood as well as in related sectors.

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International Forest Ecosystem Management

Around the world, humans are facing the mounting challenge of sustainably managing our forests and natural resources as well as protecting them as the basis of life. As a result, there is growing demand for ecosystem managers with skills required to work in international contexts and apply holistic approaches. Our programme »International Forest Ecosystem Management« is one of the few study concepts around the world oriented toward tackling these challenges.

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Master

Sustainable Regional Revelopment: Education-Management-Nature Conservation

(Reacredited degree programme, offered until the winter semester 2020/21 under the name “Regional Development and Nature Conservation”)

The Master’s programme ” Sustainable Regional Development: Education-Management-Nature Conservation ” is ideal for graduates of ecologically oriented Bachelor’s programmes looking to deepen their knowledge. It offers three specialisation pathways: a) the specialisation “Environmental Education / Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)”, b) the specialisation “Biodiversity Management in the Cultural Landscape” and c) “Individual Profilling”.

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Management in Organic Agriculture

(Reacredited course of study, will be offered from the winter semester 2021/22 under the name “Organic Farming and Food Systems”)

In Germany, the organic market is booming. Both the food retail trade and discount shops are focusing on the growing organic sector. The result: significante organic companies are searching for the next generation of managers. Our study programme “Management in Organic Agriculture” responds to the demand for managers in the German-speaking organic sector. In addition to business management, students become familiar with the current trends in ecological agriculture and the food industry. Students discover how to perform quality assurance and food product processing on a sustainable basis and how to market organic products.

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Sustainable Tourism Management

Tourism has the potential to sustainably promote regions, generate income and open up new adventures and experiences for travellers. However, it also consumes resources, harms the environment and can lead to cultural exploitation and social inequalities. This is where the Master’s programme »Sustainable Tourism Management« comes in. Open to graduates with Bachelor’s degrees in fields relating to tourism, economics or geography, students learn how tourism has to be planned and organised if it is to achieve a balance between economics, ecology and social issues.

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Sustainable Business Management

Many companies use sustainability to gain a competitive advantage. This way, they open up new markets and respond to the demands from citizens and politics. This has resulted in an increasing demand for specialists and managers who can leave the well-trodden paths behind and bring fresh perspectives and solutions. In the Master’s programme »Sustainable Business Management«, students learn to develop ideas which put sustainability at the heart of business practice.

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Wood Engineering

In the research-oriented Master’s programme “Wood Engineering”, much of the learning process and knowledge transfer takes place through its integration into current research work. Individually or in teams of scientists and students, the students explore clearly defined questions pertinent to wood engineering or processing technology.

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Global Change Management

Shape change! Unsustainable land use, rampant urbanisation, infrastructural development and anthropogenic climate change are impairing the functioning of our global ecosystem – and thus the basis for human life. If we are to initiate and manage the necessary transformation processes in our society, we need skilled people who are able to perform a systemic analysis of our global ecosystem and its threats, but who also bear future risks and scenarios in mind. They have to be able to derive suitable strategies for sustainable development based on the analysis of the problem.

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Forestry System Transformation

The Master’s programme »Forestry System Transformation« (FST) is oriented toward a modern forest ecosystem management adapted to the social and ecological challenges of the future. It aims to use innovative political and economic instruments, strategies and evaluation methods which expand and sustainably promote the range of forest ecosystem services.

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Biosphere Reserves Management

Learn to bring humans and nature together on a global scale through model regions! The international Master’s programme Biosphere Reserves Management (M.Sc.) equips students with the skills to effectively manage, support and develop biosphere reserves.

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Education – Sustainability – Transformation

Transformation requires action and actors. But how do we inspire people to act sustainably? In the Master’s programme “Education – Sustainability – Transformation”, studied alongside work, students tackle the complex subject of sustainability and humans from the perspective of the active, intiating person in the transformation process. Students develop their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary thinking skills and awareness of responsibility, enabling them to communicate and carry out sustainable transformation processes. For this, they require specialist competences to recognise and analyse complex relationships while taking into consideration the dimensions of sustainability. In this programme, students gain an insight into the human psyche and acquire pedagogic and didactic skills to motivate and empower other people to shape and support change.

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Strategic Sustainability Management

Become an agent of change! The fee-based further education course »Strategic Sustainability Management«, studied alongside work, equips students with the skills to initiate and drive forward sustainability processes in companies and non-profit organisations. Students develop future-oriented solutions for everyday working life in discussion with renowned sustainability experts from academia and practice and in groups with other students.

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Forest Information Technology

Information technologies are a key technology of the 21st century. Sustainable forest management therefore requires skilled experts who have been specially trained in the application of modern information technologies (IT) for the forest and environment sectors. Offered in partnership with the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland), the »Forest Information Technology« programme equips students with precisely these skills.

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English/International

Master

Sustainable Tourism Management

Tourism has the potential to sustainably promote regions, generate income and open up new adventures and experiences for travellers. However, it also consumes resources, harms the environment and can lead to cultural exploitation and social inequalities. This is where the Master’s programme »Sustainable Tourism Management« comes in. Open to graduates with Bachelor’s degrees in fields relating to tourism, economics or geography, students learn how tourism has to be planned and organised if it is to achieve a balance between economics, ecology and social issues.

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Global Change Management

Shape change! Unsustainable land use, rampant urbanisation, infrastructural development and anthropogenic climate change are impairing the functioning of our global ecosystem – and thus the basis for human life. If we are to initiate and manage the necessary transformation processes in our society, we need skilled people who are able to perform a systemic analysis of our global ecosystem and its threats, but who also bear future risks and scenarios in mind. They have to be able to derive suitable strategies for sustainable development based on the analysis of the problem.

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Forestry System Transformation

The Master’s programme »Forestry System Transformation« (FST) is oriented toward a modern forest ecosystem management adapted to the social and ecological challenges of the future. It aims to use innovative political and economic instruments, strategies and evaluation methods which expand and sustainably promote the range of forest ecosystem services.

Learn more

Biosphere Reserves Management

Learn to bring humans and nature together on a global scale through model regions! The international Master’s programme Biosphere Reserves Management (M.Sc.) equips students with the skills to effectively manage, support and develop biosphere reserves.

Learn more

Forest Information Technology

Information technologies are a key technology of the 21st century. Sustainable forest management therefore requires skilled experts who have been specially trained in the application of modern information technologies (IT) for the forest and environment sectors. Offered in partnership with the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland), the »Forest Information Technology« programme equips students with precisely these skills.

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Bachelor

International Forest Ecosystem Management

Around the world, humans are facing the mounting challenge of sustainably managing our forests and natural resources as well as protecting them as the basis of life. As a result, there is growing demand for ecosystem managers with skills required to work in international contexts and apply holistic approaches. Our programme »International Forest Ecosystem Management« is one of the few study concepts around the world oriented toward tackling these challenges.

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