The MSc Ecosystem Services from TU Dresden combines the natural and social sciences expertise of the International Institute (IHI) Zittau and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at TU Dresden, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Görlitz, and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden.
The global loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation are among the grand challenges of global environmental change. In this context, ecosystem services as the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems for human well-being are gaining increasing attention in science, policy and society. Identifying, mapping and assessing ecosystem services as well as capturing their values in public and private decision-making are important objectives of national,
European and international biodiversity and sustainability strategies. At the global level, this demanding task is not least part of the working programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). IPBES is an intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.
- Research and education (universities, research centres, industry)
- Public administration (e.g., environmental and conservation ministries, public agencies)
- Business; Economic and policy consultancy
- International organisations (e.g., UNEP, FAO, World Bank)
- Non-governmental organisations (e.g., conservation NGOs, such as WWF, IUCN)
- Scientific management
- Basics of Ecosystem Services
- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Governance
- Ecological Economics
- Applied Ecology
- Environmental Social Sciences
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Degree in life or environmental sciences, economics, social sciences, geography, agricultural or forestry sciences or related fields
- English skills, at least equal to a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, shown by a certificate such as IELTS or TOEFL
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- No tuition fee. Students have to pay an administrative charge of about 270 EUR per term.
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