Joint summer modul (M.Sc.) (700287)


The module takes place as a two-week field course in ecologically diverse areas in Consortium countries on a rotating basis.

Participants will be taken to a variety of sites that highlight a range of forest and natural types, as well as a range of conservation and sustainability issues. In some cases, they will meet and discuss with local experts. Students will be expected to apply concepts learned in theoretical lectures during the first year of the course, with hands-on exercises demonstrating the applicability of key concepts. Each student will participate in a supervised group and work on a project developed in consultation with faculty. Each group will prepare a pre-project synopsis, conduct fieldwork, and prepare a course report.


Learning objectives and competences

Using the basic knowledge developed, students should be able to identify and discuss the key factors that influence the management of forest and natural areas in specific environmental contexts.

Key competencies include:

(i) the ability to apply knowledge to locally specific conditions the

(ii) usefulness of methods and reliability of data collected, and

    Critically evaluate the significance of the results obtained

iii)Project and hypothesis design and execution

iv)Data interpretation and analysis



Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Carola Paul

Exam: 1. Part: group presentation (30min) 40%

            2. Part: supplementary term paper (max. 5.000 words) 60%


Access requirement: none

Language: English

Recommended previous knowledge: /

Frequency of offer: every summer semester

Duration: 1 Semester

Recommended semester: /

Workload: Attendance time 84 hours; self-study 141 hours