Learning outcome, core skills:
The objectives of the project are to learn how to solve problems in multidisciplinary groups and apply theoretical knowledge in a real world situation. The nature and complexity of the study influences students" organizational skills and includes project planning, application of theory to practical challenges, team work, conflict resolution and intercultural relationship development.
This course aims at analysing land-use and forest related problems and includes different disciplines such as silviculture, bioclimatology, soil sciences, nature conservation and economics of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology. In conclusion, a collaborative, multidisciplinary and comprehensive forest management plan will be developed. Field work for the Students' Project is usually conducted abroad and lasts approximately four weeks. Past destinations included Iran, Malawi, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Upon returning to Göttingen, students analyse data, give presentations and write reports.