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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

Master Course in Forest Information Technology
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development
and Warsaw University of Life Sciences


Address Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development ; Faculty of Forest and Environment; Alfred-Moeller-Straße 1; 16225 Eberswalde; Germany
Tel. No. +49 (0)333465417
Fax No. +49 (0)333465428
E-mail address
Course M.Sc. Forest Information Technology
Type of course Full-time
Length of course 4 Semesters
Date of commencement Start of the Winter semester: last week of September
Application deadline: 1st of May for Foreigners
Class size 25
Cost/Fees Administration fee plus Semester ticket = 200 Euro per semester, but no study fees
Accommodation Student accommodations are available
Student grants / financial assistance None
Top recruiters of our graduates Governmental institutions; Universities; Free enterprises (GIS, Remote Sensing, Satellites); Forest departments
Exchange partners Exchange Partner Schools or universities in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Greece, Australia, France, Dominican Republic
Admissions requirements Applicants should have a sound education in natural sciences and a fundamental understanding of computers. Applicants with a three- or four-year Bachelor's/Engineering degree, depending on the country of origin, or a comparable degree in Forestry, Biology, Agriculture, Landscape Planning or related Natural Sciences will be eligible for direct entry to the Master's programme. Basic knowledge of forestry is necessary but might be achieved during the programme in additional courses.

You have to show a certificate of qualified command of English e.g. TOEFL at least 567 (paper-based)/567 pts (computer-based)/ 87 pts (internet-based)), ICC 2, Unicert 3 or an equivalent certification. Native speakers or applicants from countries with English as their official language do not have to prove their English skills.
Student profile 1.Countries of origin: Germany (8), Poland (8), Cameroon (4), Brazil (1), Pakistan (1), Spain (1) India (1), USA (1), Albania (1)
2. Male/Female ratio: 70/30
3. Age range: 25 to 35 years
4. Average age: 30
5. Average work experience: 2 years
Contact person for application Astrid Schilling
Course directors Prof. Dr. Alfred Schultz (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Michal Zasada (Poland)


About the Master's programme

Information technologies (IT) are key technologies of the 21st century. Even today, information technologies are deep-seated in many fields of research and practice.

The aim of the programme is to produce scientifically trained specialists who are particularly qualified for the creative application of IT to describing problems and creating solutions for environmental issues. We achieve our goal by imparting a wide range of scientific methods and tools for the collection, analysis, visualisation, and communication of environmental data. The factual basis of the education is applied mainly to the fields of forest ecosystems and forest management. The application of IT can help to improve the recognition of silvicultural problems as well as of environmental changes that are becoming more complex and more global, and to point out solutions. By applying modern IT, it becomes possible to prepare sustainable forest cultivation and ecologically compatible actions. Well trained specialists are needed for these challenging and exciting tasks.

Environmental information technologies such as Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Statistics, Databases, Programming, the Internet and their forest ecosystem- and environment-related application form the core of the subjects taught. The core modules are accompanied by selected topics in forest and ecological disciplines.

Students learn the relevant concepts and methods for survey, analysis, visualisation and communication of environmental data, acquire practical skills in handling common software products particularly related to spatial data, achieve a critical understanding of the processes in forest ecosystems and of forest management and are able to apply information technologies creatively to describe problems and find solutions, develop methods for sampling environmental data and computer- and model-based assessments of the effects on forests and other ecosystems, and they learn how to cooperate in interdisciplinary work groups.

The first semester takes place at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development and covers fundamental knowledge of environmental information technologies.

The second semester takes place at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland). It focuses on teaching continuative knowledge of environmental information technologies including specific silvicultural contents.

Third semester: independent research project (at the particular university or partner institution in Germany, Poland or abroad); range of elective courses (in Eberswalde partly together with the study programme MSc Global Change Management).

Fourth semester: Master's thesis; range of elective courses (in Eberswalde partly together with study programme MSc Global Change Management)


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