University of Göttingen

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The Faculty

The Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology offers an up-to-date and varied course of study that illuminates forests with their properties and their importance for biodiversity and climate protection, but also explicitly deals with the possibilities of human use, thereby addressing economic questions as well as social ones, and the dimension of forests and its use. Based on more than 150 years of tradition, we are committed to a comprehensive understanding of sustainability and see ourselves as a dynamic research and teaching unit that is open to new developments and places interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and teaching at the center of its activities.

University of Göttingen

The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. It offers a comprehensive range of subjects across 13 faculties: in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and medicine. With about 30,000 students and more than 210 degree programmes, the University is one of the largest in Germany.

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Göttingen, Germany

Göttingen is situated in the southernmost part of Lower Saxony in the geographical centre of Germany, between the Harz Mountains and the Weser River. The city dates back to the Middle Ages and still boasts a historical quarter with excellently preserved half-timbered houses. While the architecture breathes history, the spirit of Göttingen is young and vibrant thanks to its 28,000 students, more than sixteen per cent of them with an international background. The university departments and buildings are dispersed at various campuses around the city and are within easy walking or cycling distance from each other.

Finding your way around town is very easy as the centre is compact and distances from one end to the other are pretty short. Göttingen offers a myriad of possibilities for recreational activities. The town has three theatres, a symphony orchestra, several cinemas, cafés and pubs, which provide numerous opportunities to meet people and have a good time.