Goals and Degree

The MSc programme ‘Tropical and International Forestry’ focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide and applies the long-time expertise of German forest science. Graduates work in the management of forest ecosystems all around the world, often in cooperation with international organizations and projects. The course focuses on sustainable management of tropical and subtropical forests in developing or emerging countries. However, most of the acquired knowledge and management skills can be used in any other country of the world.

Along with formal course-work, students gain work- and life-experience by interacting with colleagues and professors from all around the world, increase their collaboration skills during group projects, and improve their language skills. Experience has shown that establishing personal and professional contacts during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional networks.

After their graduation, students receive an internationally approved title of Master of Science (MSc). The MSc programme is officially accredited by the national accreditation agency ZEvA and is positively evaluated by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD. After successfully finishing the MSc programme, graduates fulfil the formal requirements to join a PhD programme at Göttingen University.

Graduates of this programme are still in contact with each other through an alumni network. The international alumni activities are administered by the Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry with alumni networks covering South-East-Asia, the Egypt-Arab-Region, Iran and neighboring countries, and Latin America.

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