Forestry System Transformatiοn (FSΤ)
- Both semesters
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- Study mode:
- On campus
Everything you need to know about the M.Sc. in Forestry System Transformation (FST)
Five Reasons to choose this Master's Program
The Master's degree program in Forestry System Transformation (FST) is a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary initiative designed for graduates in forestry, applied forestry, or environmental sciences. Launched in the winter semester of 2018/19 and recurring annually, this four-semester full-time program emphasizes a socio-economic approach to integrated forest ecosystem resource management.
In the context of the bioeconomy and "green growth," the FST program aims to revolutionize forest ecosystem cultivation by introducing innovative political and economic instruments. It seeks to sustainably support the broad spectrum of forest ecosystem goods and services, focusing on often overlooked aspects like protection functions, recreation, and health benefits.
Students delve into analyzing ecosystem functions from a socio-economic and innovative perspective, preparing them for decision-making at various levels, from company strategies to international policy agendas. The curriculum covers topics such as new forest management approaches, economic strategies for cultivating forest goods and services, governance and political management, and innovations in forestry and environmental governance.
Graduates emerge equipped with the skills to address evolving challenges in forest resource use, initiating change processes and critically examining market, state, and network-based solution strategies. The program's transdisciplinary nature fosters a holistic understanding of forestry, positioning graduates as agents of change in the dynamic landscape of sustainable resource management.
This program is designed for graduates with backgrounds in agriculture, forestry, environmental sciences, nature conservation, and resource economics. It's also suitable for those with related degrees in social-ecological systems research. Applicants from diverse fields with an interest in sustainable natural resource management are encouraged to apply.
Special Program Features
Balanced learning approach
Guided and independent learning is a strategy employed by at FST. While initial semesters focus on guided skills and knowledge development, the last two terms focus on independent research.
Idyllic Learning in "Forest City"
Eberswalde, the "forest city," combines historical charm with natural beauty, offering a tranquil yet stimulating educational setting, just a short trip from Berlin's vibrant urban scene.
The application requirements for the study program in “Forestry System Transformatiοn (FSΤ)” are:
Proof of a first professional university degree (Bachelor or Master) with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters and a scope of at least 180 ECTS credits.
The consecutive Master's degree programme builds on the Bachelor's degree programmes "International Forest Ecosystem Management" (B.Sc.) and "Forestry" (B.Sc.) and is also suitable for applicants of other Bachelor's degree programmes related to (forest) ecosystems/sustainable natural resource management and social-ecological systems research. This includes, in particular, degree programmes in the following disciplines:
- Agriculture and forestry, agricultural and forest sciences;
- Nature conservation, environmental sciences (except environmental engineering);
- Environmental and resource economics
- Teacher training in the above-mentioned fields of science, provided that both teaching subjects are from the above-mentioned fields of scienсе.
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Application Procedure & Selection
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional
Copy of the university degree certificate incl. grade point average and Transcript of Recοrds
Copy of the university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Secondary School Degreе)
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