About MINC

Double Degree Programme with Lincoln University, New Zealand

  • Course Language: English
  • Focus on international problems in nature conservation, with a broad basis in conservation biology
  • Compulsory study semesters at both Lincoln and Georg-August-Universität
  • Compulsory internship semester (including a practical project)

Nature Conservation is the conservation, sustainable and equitable use of nature and its goods and services. The education programme provides a platform for an international professional career in nature conservation by enhancing postgraduate comparative studies at twinned Universities through contrasting issues between the southern and northern hemisphere.

The main rationale of the programme is learning by contrasts between countries and circumstances to meet contemporary demands of local, regional and global nature conservation issues.

  • links to the international initiatives within the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • shared supervision based on collaborative research
  • support and endorsement by an international advisory committee
  • learning by contrasts, multi-experience and multi-location
  • different countries, different problems, different solutions
  • network of developed, developing and transformation countries
  • practical problem solving at a local, regional and global scale
  • holistic understanding of environmental management

On graduation students will...

  • ...have learned to contrast and evaluate nature conservation issues and solutions in countries with different biogeographical, human, geological, political, cultural and historical backgrounds,
  • ...have gained first hand practical experience of contemporary conservation issues in a new setting, enabling them to think flexibly outside their home environment and to formulate innovative and novel but practical approaches to solving conservation problems,
  • ...benefit from the academic complementarity between different universities and lecturers, providing them with a unique breath of knowledge of different conservation issues. Students will graduate with having taken a broader range of course subjects through complementarity and will profit from speciality subjects of hosts countries not available at one single academic institution.