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Faculty UNR

The central research topic of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources (UNR) is the analysis of interactions between humans, society and the environment, especially under the aspect of global change. The basis is a broad interdisciplinary approach that incorporates competencies from the natural, social and technical sciences. The findings obtained are used for basic research as well as for transfer to the economy, society and political consulting.

Current research fields of the faculty are:

  • Sustainable use of natural resources and renewable energies
  • Protection of the basis of life (soil, water, air, biodiversity)
  • Adaptation to global change
  • Natural hazards and risks


(Master-)programmes at the UNR

The Master's program in Environmental Sciences is part of a broad range of environmentally related courses offered by the faculty. There are particularly close links to the Master's program in Forest Sciences, which has an identical structure.

Master programmes at the faculty:

  • M.Sc. Umweltwissenschaften / Environmental Sciences
  • M.Sc. Forstwissenschaften / Forest Sciences
  • M.Sc. Environmental Governance
  • M.Sc. Geology
  • M.Sc. Geographie des Globalen Wandels
  • M.Sc. Hydrologie
  • M.Sc. Renewable Energy Engineering and Management

Chairs at the UNR

The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources is home to many different chairs with a variety of research interests. To get an overview and perhaps find a suitable supervisor for a master thesis or a current topic, it is worth taking a look at this Overview about the chairs.

Examination office

The Examinations Office is the point of contact for all examination matters.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found directly on the webseite of the Examinations Office.

There you will also find all contact information and other important information and documents.

Dean's office

Hier is the direct link to the Deans office of the faculty UNR.


The faculty manages the Mathisle Mühle, which can be rented for teaching but also privately.

All conditions for renting and further information are available here.