A sustainable, environmental sound development of land use is a key challenge for the twenty-first century. This requires a differentiated prospective land use management in the local and global context. To accomplish this task including the implementation throughout all areas of daily life, committed specialists are required with expert knowledge in biology, landscape ecology and landscape planning. Besides the proficiency in various fields of land use it is also necessary that they gained basic knowledge in economy, environmental politics and social sciences. We responded to an up-coming demand and by starting the study programme “Landscape Management and Nature Conservation” in 1993 we became pioneers in Germany for this educational profile.
Programme director: Dr. J. Möller (email@example.com)
Organic farming as a sustainable form of land use has become an important part of European society. The demand for organically grown products is increasing, organic agriculture is still one of the most dynamic and quickly growing agricultural sectors. An increasing number of highly educated specialists for the organic food and farming sector is needed. Our alumni can expect exiting and divers responsibilities in a prospering market! The Bachelor programme “Organic farming and marketing” reflects the entire supply chain of organic agriculture and food production. The basics of organic plant production and animal husbandry as well as product quality, marketing and management are covered. Field exercises and study projects on near-by agricultural enterprises in the region transform theory into practical experiences. The University of Applied Science as a place for science and private partners as the source of current research question are closely co-operating. Entrepreneurs and practitioners become lecturers. Students and lecturers work on site on solving real-life-problems. Brandenburg as the state with the largest organically farmed land area in Germany offers ideal conditions and an innovative surrounding for the regional study concept „Study partner Organic farm “. Closely situated to the sales market of Berlin, students can gain excellent insights into the various processing and marketing options.
In short, ideal conditions for applied learning and for actively getting into contact with potential employers from the organic food sector.
Programme director: Prof. Dr. A. M. Häring (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Today, the development of rural areas is closely linked to the European Union framework and the allocation of structural funds. Regions can only be sustainably developed if natural resources are utilised in a responsible way and if the social, economic and cultural conditions are being taken into consideration. This requires to identify the potentials of regions and to motivate the people to act in a responsible and sustainable way. Graduates of the master programme "Regional Development and Nature Conservation" become professionals who are in charge to develop and co-ordinate regional strategies and processes.
Programme director: Prof. Dr. H. Luley (email@example.com)
Markets for organic products are “booming”. The University of Applied Science gave a respond to this development by extending its study courses. During the fall term 2007/2008 the master programme for ecological and agricultural management started for the first time. Based on the bachelor’s degree in „Organic farming and marketing“, this consecutive degree programme is offered in co-operation with the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture of the Humboldt-University, Berlin. The master „Ecological and Agricultural Management “ targets especially on developing leadership skills for the organic sector in the German-speaking countries.
Programme director: Prof. Dr. R. Hoffmann-Bahnsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)