Double-Degree programme in Poznan, Poland at AMU

The management of natural resources is increasingly impacted by global processes and needs efficient and sustainable concepts. Therefore, the development and study of potential concepts and their evaluation systems should be undertaken in a globally cooperative context. Consequently, international cooperation in the educational sector is crucial for tackling these issues which are global in scale and nature.

In order to fill this need, Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in Kiel and Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan, Poland have decided to join forces to offer a double-degree MSc. programme, "Environmental Management".  Students participating in this programme will acquire extensive knowledge on natural diversity as well as expertise and experience in a variety of state-of-the-art methods relevant to environmental management.

How it works and what you will learn

Within the study programme, CAU students will have the opportunity to focus on "Hydrobiology" at AMU during their 2nd or 4th semester (both summer semesters), and AMU Students will have the opportunity to focus on ”Integrated Management of Natural Resources” at CAU during their 3rd semester (winter semester).

Students must spend one semester at the host university and obtain 30 ECTS. All study content is provided in English, and the master thesis can be conducted either at CAU or AMU. The programme aims to prepare students in the following ways:

At AMU, students:

  • are introduced to biological monitoring strategies and different methods for risk and toxicity assessment
  • gain knowledge of various protective measures for freshwater systems

At CAU, students:

  • learn core competencies, enabling them to handle complex, interdisciplinary problems on a regional, national, and international scale
  • use these competencies as part of an integrative approach taking environmental, economic and social issues in to account

Additionally, the programme design itself allows students as well as lecturers of both institutions to closely cooperate in teaching and practical courses. This close relationship produces professional and methodological synergistic effects, benefiting both students and faculty.

A proven track record of cooperation

In 2004, CAU and AMU started their cooperation, which has been intensified in the field of landscape ecology and hydrobiology. Since 2005, a regular exchange of students and lecturers has taken place as well as a yearly summer school conducted in Poznan. The "Environmental Management" programme represents a further step in cementing what is already a great academic relationship between these two institutions.

Other important information

Application deadline: middle of December

Accomodation: Rooms in a dormitory will be organized by the International Center of AMU. Renting a private room is possible, but you have to organize that yourself.

Estimated Costs:

  Estimated cost in Polish Złoty Estimate cost in Euro
Accommodation 425-1100 zł 100-255 euro
Students dormitory – single room 550-800 zł 130-255 euro
Students dormitory – double room 425 zł 100 euro
Single room in private dormitories 1090 zł 255 euro
Double room in private dormitories 735 zł 170 euro
Room in private houses (double or single) 500-1000 zł 115-235 euro
Transport 56 zł 13 euro
Ticket for one month 56 zł 13 euro
Food 600-1000 zł 140-235 euro
Lunch at the faculty canteen 12-14 zł Approx. 3 euro
Dinner in a café/restaurant 10-40 zł 2.5-10 euro
Students card 17 zł 4 euro
Total 1100-2200 zł 260-510 euro



Title ECTS Elective?
Ecotoxicology 3 No
European Environmental Protection Policy 3 No
Journal Club 3 No
Msc laboratory / Project 10 No
Standard methods in environmental protection 2 Yes
Biology and ecology of bioindicators 4 Yes
Modelling of aquatic ecosystems 3 Yes
Protection and restoration of water bodies 4 Yes
Relationships between organisms in the aquatic environment 4 Yes
Toxic threats of aquatic environments 4 Yes
Ecosystems under environmental stress 4 Yes
River courses, ecological implications of their transformation 4 Yes
Toxic effects of plant and animal substances 2 Yes
Toxicity of selected elements and compounds 2 Yes
Functioning and protection of water and wetland habitats 4 Yes
Study of inland waters - from theory to practice: Tools of assessment, protection and management 4 Yes
Summer School - Ecological state of the lake during restoration measures 7 Yes