Master of Science "Environmental Management" as double-degree
In order to facilitate international and interdisciplinary studies, the Kiel School of Sustainability at Kiel University offers the MSc. "Environmental Management" as double-degree in cooperation with the Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia.
About the programme
The management of natural resources is increasingly under impact of global processes and is in need of efficient and sustainable concepts.
Therefore, the development and the study of potential management concepts and the development and the study of transferable evaluation systems for such management concepts have become global tasks. Consequently, international cooperations, especially in the educational sector, are crucial to tackle this task.
The Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in Kiel and the Irkutsk State University (ISU) in Irkutsk decided to join forces and to offer a double-degree in the MSc. programme "Environmental Management" from the winter term 2012/13 on. During their exchange semester, students will gain wide knowledge on natural diversity and expertise and experience in a variety of state-of-the-art methods.
Within the study programme design, students at the CAU have the possibility to focus their studies on “Ecological Modelling”. Students of the ISU have the chance to focus on ”Integrated Management of Natural Resources” at the CAU. All study content is provided in English language. The master thesis can be conducted either at the CAU or the ISU.
The programme design allows students as well as lecturers of both institutions to closely cooperate in teaching and practical courses. This facilitates professional and methodological synergetic effects:
Mathematical methods and development of analytic models is traditionally a major emphasis at the Russian partner university in Irkutsk, for which it is nationally and internationally renowned.
At the CAU students are offered several key competences, which enable them to handle complex, interdisciplinary problems on a regional, national, and international scale, both within the economic sector and public authorities.
In 1990 the ISU and the CAU started their cooperation, which has been intensified in the field of landscape ecology and limnology in 2004. Since 2005 a regular exchange between students as well as lecturers takes place. Since 2007 an alternating summer school is conducted in Irkutsk and Kiel, respectively.
Further information about our partner university in Irkutsk, Russia: http://www.isu.ru
Structure of the programme
Read some student reports here:
Irkutsk study report 2013_14.pdf
Irkutsk study report 2014_15.pdf
About Lake Baikal
It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, it is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water.
More information on the UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Contact and enquiries
Please direct your enquiries to the coordinators of the programme:
Phone: +49 (0)431-880-1547
Phone: +49 (0)431-880-4386
Fax: +49 (0)431-880-4083