In recent years the areas of biological and technical uses of wood, nature conservation and forest ecology, forest ecosystem analysis and informatics, as well as international forestry have been greatly strengthened in terms of both research and teaching. The aim of the study programme is to train qualified, responsible and critical foresters with a high competence in problem solving, the ability to think laterally, and with the commitment to life long learning and further development of their subject.
The introduction of the two-step study programme is the reaction of the faculty to changing demands of students and the need to offer internationally recognised awards. The Bachelor Programme "Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology", with the final award of Bachelor of Science, and the five Master Programmes resulting in the award of a Master of Science are internationally recognised degrees. At the end of the Bachelor Programme, the Master Programmes offer the student the possibility of in-depth study in a specialist field targeted at a career path. The large number of optional courses allows the student to develop an individual profile and to obtain an additional qualification in another subject area. Graduates of other subjects and from applied universities have the possibility to enrol in the Master Programme.
At the Masters level five programmes are offered:
- Forest Management and Utilisation
- Forest Conservation
- Wood Biology and Wood Technology
- Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling
- Tropical and International Forestry