UmweltWissen Certificate

Know more - achieve more!

The UmweltWissen certificate gives students the opportunity, through a broad interdisciplinary offer of advanced-training courses, to acquire competencies and skills that will be a great asset in future interdisciplinary working environments. What is more, you get the opportunity to expand your environmental knowledge and, in doing so, demonstrate your sensitivity for current and future environmental developments. This is especially important for top performers keen to think "outside the box" for a better understanding of the different disciplines related to the environment. Thus you become a valuable link between science and research.

The UmweltWissen certificate offers a qualified environmental study profile for Master’s as well as Doctoral students, and helps to communicate the acquired skills and knowledge transparently to future employers – a definite advantage!

Target Audience

The UmweltWissen certificate programme is open to all master students and PhD candidates of the University of Kassel upon application.

  • Master students:
    Participation in the GradZ UmweltWissen certificate is concurrent with your normal study schedule.
  • PhD candidates:
    Participation in the GradZ UmweltWissen certificate requires a formal application. Admission can be granted after an abstract of the dissertation, written by the PhD candidate, has been approved by the GradZ coordinator in consultation with the respective supervisor.

The Certificates

UmweltWissen Certificate: Essentials (UW:G)

The UW:G certificate is geared towards all master students whose study programmes are not related to environmental issues. Certificate courses equip you with the fundamentals of environmental science.

Requirements:

  • Proof of 12 credit points from the GradZ course catalogue. Please note: courses that are part of your specialisation or any other way compulsory for your master programme are not eligible.
  • Participation in at least two GradZ events, such as lectures, excursions or workshops.

UmweltWissen certificate: Social Sciences (UW:S)

The UW:S certificate is geared towards all master students with a background in technology and engineering whose study programmes are related to the environmental field. Topics addressed in certificate courses revolve around social, political and economic aspects of environmental science. The UW:S certificate is a proof of additional, interdisciplinary study efforts which are related to environmentally relevant behaviour and the preservation of natural resources for current and future generations.

Requirements:

  • Proofs of 8 credit points from the GradZ course catalogue.
  • Participation in at least two GradZ events, such as lectures, excursions or workshops.
  • Presentation of master thesis/dissertation in front of other participants as part of the GradZ colloquium.

UmweltWissen certificate: Natural Science and Engineering (UW:NI)

The UW:S certificate is geared towards all master students with a background in the social sciences whose study programmes are related to the environmental field. Topics addressed in certificate courses revolve around the fundamentals of natural science and engineering. The UW:S certificate is a proof of additional, interdisciplinary study efforts which are related to environmental technology as well as ecological aspects and practice-oriented tasks of engineering.

Requirements:

  • Proofs of 8 credit points from the GradZ course catalogue.
  • Participation in at least two GradZ events, such as lectures, excursions or workshops.
  • Presentation of master thesis/dissertation in front of other participants as part of the GradZ colloquium.

Deadlines

  • Preferably, you should complete the UmweltWissen certificate along with your master programme or doctoral studies respectively.
  • Registration deadlines for the certificate are November 15 and May 15 respectively.
  • Credit points for GradZ courses that you have earned prior to your registration can be taken into account.

Lehrangebot zum Zertifikatsprogramm UmweltWissen

Das Lehrangebot des GradZ wird von den sozial-, politik-, wirtschafts-, natur-, und Ingenieurwissenschaftlich umweltbezogenen Studiengängen und Fachbereichen in den Lehrveranstaltungspool des GradZ eingespeist.

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