Potential Students

Human life and economies are not possible without the extraction of resources from nature. The SRM master’s course teaches the sustainable management of resources by means of scientific methods and techniques. An important planning principle for sustainable management is an integrated approach, according to which the individual influences are not isolated but assessed together as one interconnected entity. This requires planning and communications skills as well as sound knowledge. Because “to single out important information from the wealth of knowledge, to evaluate and to use it, puts high demands on modern man. A broadly-applied training in connection with a high social competence equips people with the ability to orientate themselves to a dynamic development of community and economy and to help form change.” (The German Federal Government 2002: Perspectives for Germany – Our Strategy for a Sustainable Development).


Students from more than 60 nations have met in this program so far - what a wonderful way to learn cross-cultural communication on the spot! One of our students put it that way: "It´s a kind of miniature United Nations here!" And not only the different nationalities but also the different professional and academic backgronds characterize this study program. All kinds of specialists meet here: Economists, biologists, social scientists, physicists, forest scientists and many more. They all have in common the strong motivation to participate in this program and contribute to the sustainable utilisation of natural resources. This diverse "portfolio" helps to build up a unique network.

The Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, situated on a campus in the Western part of Freising, offers a broad spectrum of scientific, technological and socio-economic competences. From the department of molecular genetics next to the department of landscape ecology, process engineering or forest and agricultural policies. All knowledge accumulated on one spot.

Instead of over-crowded lecture halls we offer individual mentoring and intensive knowledge transfer.

And Freising? - Impossible to beat! Lively cultural and pub scene, recreational lakes, and if that's not enough - Munich and the Alps just around the corner. World-wide co-operation and exchange with partner universities in China, the USA, Canada, South America and Europe.

The program received international recognition by the award of Official Project of the UN Decade Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014. The program is accredited by Acquin according to the rules of the German Accreditation Council.

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