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Introductory week 2013
Erstsemestereroeffnung_Begruessung des Dekans_240912_lowWe welcome all newly registered GCM-students to our special program from September 23-27 !

Get all the information about studying at the HNEE, about your study program and study organization. The program is available here .

New film about a rainforest protection project of the GIZ in Central America
The movie entitled "Protection and Sustainable Use of the Selva Maya" is available in English, German and Spanish language. It was directed and produced by the 3rd semester GCM student Mr Nils Reinecke.

Rainforest protetion in Central America_The Selva Maya Programme is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of over 5 million hectares of tropical rain forests located in Belize, Guatemala and southern Mexico. It is being executed by the German Cooperation (GIZ), commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in conjunction with the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD, in Spanish) and national counterpart organizations. This 20-minute film shows the main challenges for the Selva Maya and strategies proposed by the Selva Maya Programme to face them.

Watch the English version here!

Conception of the course of studies Global Change Management to the conference of youth of Bündnis90 / Die Grünen

Jugendkonferenz Grüne Paul Löbe Haus_kleinProfessor Spathelf and Mrs. Partzsch (2nd Sem. GCM) informed on Saturday, 16th ofMay on a conference of youth of "Bündnis90 / Die Grünen" about the course of studies 'Global Change Management' by the HNE Eberswalde. The interest in study contents of the master program was very large. Following the meeting a detailed interview was given to the printmedium "Berliner Zeitung" regarding to contents of the course of studies and to the perspectives of climate protection.

DAAD price awarded to graduate of the Bachelor Study Programme IFEM

Eric Fee Eric Fee from Wisconsin (USA) received on September 26, 2008 the price of the DAAD (“Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes”) for foreign students. The price endowed with 1000,- Euro was given for the outstanding achievements in his studies as well as his social engagement. Eric Fee was for many years the chairman of the association HORIZONTE. He was also engaged in the project „Geographie Live“,which took place in the schools of Eberswalde.

More information:

Press Releases: Ein Amerikaner in Eberswalde, M. Oderzeitung (25.9.2008) (PDF) german

Symposium Dendrom: Successful finish of the research project “Dendrom”

On July 10th and 11th 2008, 135 scientists, politicians, representatives of the economy and user from seven European countries met in Berlin for the presentation of the final results of the BMBF-funded cooperative research project DENDROM. Not only the question if the forests of Brandenburg can sustainably supply sufficient wood to satisfy both the material and energetic demand for wooden biomass was answered, but also all aspects of short rotation coppice (SRC) production on agricultural land as additional wood source were discussed.

More information:

Press Releases: Das Ende eines Forschungsprojektes - Der Beginn einer neuen Ära der Holzbereitstellung (14.7.2008) german


New science network for Global Change research in the Carpathian mountains

The recent kick-off event on “Science for the Carpathians (S4C) ­ Strategy Development and Networking Workshop" (27-28 May 2008, Krakow, Poland) set the first milestone for a new science network for Global Change research in the Carpathian mountains. The workshop aimed at defining the current status of Global Change research in the Carpathians at drafting a research agenda for topics relevant to the region and at establishing an active science network. The nationalities of the 72 participants showed that Carpathian research is not limited to the eight Carpathian countries, but attracts interest from research groups from many parts of the world.

More information:


on the MRI website or on carpathianconvention.org

Institutions of Waldcampus host congress „Forest in Climate Stress“

From April 17th until 18th, the congress “Forest in Climate Stress” has been hosted by the Universtity of Applied Sciences Eberswalde (UASE), the J. v. Thünen-Institute, the ministry of environment and the Landesforstanstalt Eberswalde. Background of the congress are the challenges on new strategies of managing forests that climate change brings up. Having been hosting the congress, the institutions of the Eberswalde Waldcampus have underlined their wish for a close collaboration in the field of climate change and to develop their image as a centre of competence.
Result of the congress is the “Eberswalder Erklärung”, a catalogue with 11 demands for ensuring the various forest functions and for enabling of a sustainable management.

See: Press releases "Denkanstöße aus Eberswalde" (German)

Invitation to 2 nd Master’s Day 2008
April 16th, 4 p.m. H1 (Economics building)

For the second time this year an information meeting on the five master study programmes of the University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde (UASE) is going to take place on April 16th. The programme starts with a plenum at 4 p.m. in which an introduction is held by Prof. Dr. Uta Steinhardt and each of the master study programmes are presented in short. Subsequent to the plenum at about 5:10 p.m. a discussion in specific forums to each master study programme will take place. This will be a unique chance of gathering information from students as well as from study course administrators. Invited is everyone who is interested but especially students of UAES’s Bachelor programmes in all semesters.

You can find the invitation here!

"Global Change Management" outstanding innovative and creative project

Within the competition 'Germany - Land of Ideas' the international Master Study Programme 'Global Change Management' at the Faculty of Forest and Environment was awarded a prize for being an outstanding innovative and creative project. In a venue on February, 19th Mr. Mario Werner from Deutsche Bank handed over a certificate signed by the President of the Federal Republik of Germany, Horst Köhler, and a panel of the campaign. The major event within the award ceremony will be a symposium entitled 'Klimawandel  - Reichen gute Ideen?' on April, 10th, 2008 in Eberswalde.

in the media: Flaggschiff mit Ehrentafel

Programm of the Symposium 'Klimawandel  - Reichen gute Ideen?' (10.4.2008)

First price in GTZ-Competition

Gerrit Hansen and Eric Fee, first semester students of Global Change Management, are winners of the GTZ-initiative „Between Lecture Hall and Project Work“. The competition, organized for the seventh time by GTZ, fosters transfer of knowledge between higher education and practical development work. More that 100 students from Universities and Applied Universities analyzed 63 GTZ-projects. The winning presentation was entitled “Renewable energy for rural development in Afghanistan- vulnerability and adaptation to global change processes”.

Press release: Eberswalder Global Change Management Studierende gewinnen GTZ-Wettbewerb

Deutschlandradio: GTZ-Wettbewerb Zwischen Hörsaal und Projekt (Audio)

Invitation/Einladung: Festkolloquium "Globalen Wandel durch Bildung Gestalten"
February 18, 2008

Das Festkolloquium mit Dr. Hartmut Ihne (ZEFConsult / Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung) findet zur Auszeichnung des Internationalen Master-Studienganges Global Change Management  als UNESCO Dekade Projekt  "Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung" statt. Die Veranstaltung beginnt am 18.2. um 15:00 Uhr im Neuen Hörsaalgebäude (Waldcampus, Alfred-Möller-Straße 1) statt.

Das Programm finden Sie hier.

UASE Eberswalde — Place of Ideas

The city of Eberswalde has been rewarded with three prices in the competition “Germany — Land of Ideas”. The International Master Study Programme “Globbal Change Management” of the University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde (UASE) received one of these prices. The price emphasizes the unique international and future oriented idea of the Master Study Course. On April 10, 2008, a interntional symposium “Sustainability and Climate Change - Educating Change Agents” is going to take place at the UASE (the programme will be announced in due time).

More information is available on this page.
See also: Eberswalde heimst drei Preise ein, Märkische Oderzeitung (Nov. 29th 2007)

Global Change Management becomes project of the UN-decade "Education for Sustainable Development” by UNESCO

Appreciating its dedicated activities in the field of education for sustainable development the UNESCO elected the study programme “Global Change Management” of HNEE-Eberswalde as an “UN-decade project”. The decade, standing under the protectorate of Federal President Horst Köhler, aims for establishing the thought of an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable development of world-society within all parts of the system of education.
The award took place as part of the “Day of the Decade” on November 27th in Stuttgart.

See: „Studiengang Global Change Management wird UN-Dekade Projekt“ (press release)
See also: Description of the project at the website of UN-Decade

Financial aid through DAAD


Within the programme “study and research for sustainability” the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grants financial aid to notably academically qualified graduates, doctorates and post-doctorates. The programme is conceived to allow graduates, doctorates and post-doctorates from selected foreign countries as well as from Germany to study and research in Germany and abroad. Its main topics are sustainable use of biogenous resources and improvement of value added chains. Applications by graduates, doctorates and post-doctorates from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Mongolia and Germany are welcome. until Nov. 15th.

CO2-neutral in Second Life

On June 5th 2007 the Faculty of Forest and Environment of HNEE-Eberswalde started  the initiative “Realeaf” in cooperation with PrimaKlima-weltweit e.V. and 3D-Spezialist Force Sunrise. “Realeaf” targets for promoting a CO2-neutral life in the online world of “Second Life”. In the faculty’s project “Second Life” user compensate their virtual identity’s (their avartar’s) energy consumption and the CO2-emission resulting from it through “real” reforestation projects in “real” rainforests in Congo, Madagascar and Ecuador.

For more information see press release: “CO2-neutral im „Second Life“ durch reale Aufforstungsprojekte”