About the Faculty
Our mission, our identity, our structure
Forests and the services they provide are at the center of research and teaching at our faculty. On the one hand, it is about describing, understanding and modelling the natural forest dynamics on different temporal and spatial scales, as well as tracing the interactions of organisms in forest ecosystems and the interactions of forests with the abiotic environment. Secondly, we are investigating to what extent the results of this basic scientific research can be used for the sustainable use and protection of forests and their biodiversity in all parts of the world and how the most important renewable resource of the forest, the wood, can be harvested as efficiently as possible and in the sense of climate protection can be used. Thirdly, we address the social dimension of forests, i.e. questions of governance and the economic importance of forests for people, which are essential for assessing the condition of forests and for understanding how forests are managed. Based on more than 150 years of tradition, we are committed to a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and see ourselves as a dynamic research and teaching unit that is open to new developments and places interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and teaching at the center of its activities. On the following pages you will learn more about our history and our mission statement, the organizational structures and committees of our faculty, as well as the fields of activity and offers of the individual departments.
History and Mission Statement
On this page you will find information about the history and the mission statement of our faculty. A journey started with the founding of the Royal Prussian Forest Academy in Münden, 1868.Read more...
The Dean’s Office
The dean's office of the faculty consists of the elected dean's office members dean, finance dean, research dean and study dean with terms of two or three years as well as the permanent teams in the dean's office and in the study dean's office.Read more...
There are a total of 22 departments at the faculty, which are divided between two institutes: the Büsgen Institute and the Burckhardt Institute. Further information and links to the individual departments can be found on the following pages.Read more...
Equal Opportunities and Diversity
The decentralized equal opportunities team of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology consists of six equal opportunities officers who represent all status groups. The tasks, the goals and the team can be found on the following pages.Read more...
Committees and commissions of the faculty
On the following page, you will find an overview and information on the most important committees of the faculty. These include the faculty council, the study commission or the faculty, budget and planning commissions.Read more...
Other facilities, officers and student council
Further institutions, representatives and the student council can be found here. This also includes the pages of the area of third-party and special funds (BDS), the faculty library or other faculty-related institutions.Read more...