Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

With nature for mankind

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development is the smallest UAS in Brandenburg with about 2,100 students and 58 professors. With its 19 innovative and partly international degree programs in the four faculties Forest and Environment, Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Wood Engineering and Sustaina¬ble Business, the HNEE is one of the best-performing universities of applied sciences in Germany. “With nature for mankind” – this motto not only shapes the teaching and research but also the entire university. The HNEE is a trailblazer and pioneer of sustainable development, for which it was already EMAS-certified in 2010 and awarded the European EMAS Award for exemplary eco-management in 2017. It is also the first educational institution to adopt innovative climate protection management.

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EU Research Lab

HNE Eberswalde and TH Wildau will build the EU Research Lab to develop innovative consulting and coordinating instruments within the structures of the EU Proposal Lab and the EU Project Lab. With these measures, prerequisites will be taken for the long-term establishment in the European Research Area.

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In addition to successes in study and teaching, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde is known for its successful research. As one of Germany’s strongest research universities, we work with numerous regional and international partners – a network which was expanded for the long-term in recent years. The university’s campus location in Eberswalde is embedded in a successful network of science, business, administration and politics in the region. This implements the principle of global responsibility in the local environment.
Research at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development follows the principles of sustainability and focusses on the research priorities Sustainable rural development; Sustainable production and use of natural products; as well as on Sustainable management of limited resources (HRK Research Map “Key Research Priorities”).
The three research priorities are on the one hand science-, social science- and environmental science-, on the other hand engineering science- and economic science-orientated. As a consequence the HNEE can offer suitable research and transfer offers in all three pillars.

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Dr. Jakob Wegener

+49 3334 657-293