Unique: Subject combination

The REM programme is the only one of its type worldwide. It is designed to close the strategic gap between the numerous courses providing training in the technical aspects of renewable energy and the environmental courses geared to sustainability.


Excellence: International students

The course is taught in English only to small groups of exceptional international students and meets international quality standards.


Relevance: Employment market oriented

This new course is not composed deductively from existing university structures and study programmes, but inductively from analysis of the potential, international employment market and the qualifications it requires.


Interdisciplinary: team of lecturers

With regard to course composition and discipline, the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, in close collaboration with its partners in local teaching and research establishments, will provide a comprehensive understanding of modern sustainability unmatched by any other organisation in Germany.


Cooperation: seven faculties and four external partners

The degree course is offered by the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg. In organisational terms, the degree course is affiliated to the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. Because of the interdisciplinary focus of the study programme, the team of lecturers includes specialists from different areas of expertise, e.g. environmental economics, environmental policy, environmental law, environmental management and eco-systems management.


The team will be reinforced by experts recruited from other faculties of the University of Freiburg, including the Departments of Forestry Sciences, Geology, Law, Medicine, Meteorology, Microsystems Technology, Philosophy, and Business and Behavioural Sciences. It will also draw on the services of outside teaching and research institutions, such as the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, the Eco-Institute and Offenburg Polytechnic, as well as partner universities in Germany and abroad.