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Agricultural and Forest Sciences

Study Forest and Wood Management in Germany

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The forestry and timber industry centres around one of the oldest building materials in the world: wood. The future prospects for this building material are optimistic: it is regionally available, renewable, and flexible in use and handling. The two fields of study deal with wood from different perspec-tives. While wood management is mainly concerned with the further processing of the raw material, forestry seeks to preserve it for the future.


13 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

3-7 Semesters

What content can I expect

In the fields of forestry and forest science, you will deal with the forest ecosystem in its many forms. You will acquire theoretical knowledge in plant, animal, and soil science. Which trees are suitable for which soils? Which types of trees suit the changing climatic conditions and should therefore be planted? How can the forest habitat be preserved for the local wildlife? You will learn how to sustainably manage forests so that future generations can continue to harvest wood and benefit from the forests’ positive impact on air pollution control as well as their recreational qualities.

In contrast, courses of study in the subject areas of wood technology and wood industry focus on wood as a raw material. You will learn the engineering fundamentals of wood as a raw material and deal with its industrial treatment and processing. You will also learn about economic issues and the entire wood value chain.

After completing your forest science degree, you can expect to work for public employers, such as forestry offices or forestry research institutions. With a degree in wood management, you can find job opportunities in the wood-processing private sector as a specialist or manager.

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