Dec 09, 2008
The MEG Online Self Assessment, an interactive multimedia tool where prospective students can learn about the course and see if it matches their interests, is now online.
Dec 08, 2008
As the previous year group, the MEG'08 class now had the chance to explore their group dynamics and improve their team skills with an intercultural team building workshop held by... (read more and see more pictures)
Dec 01, 2008
Over the last few months, a working group on study quality from the rectorat has been developing a MEG Online Self Assessment. With the help of MEG students and lecturers, the team created an interactive online tool where prospective students can explore the course and learn about typical work and study situations. The final version is now finished and Mr Mocigemba and Mr Pixner, the coordinators of the project, would like to present it to the MEG community. We therefore invite you cordially to their presentation on 8th December, 14.00 h in room 100, Forest Faculty.
Nov 20, 2008
Time to say good-bye to the second generation MEGs and FEMs: The students of the 2006-2008 class have now graduated. They celebrated this happy (and a little sad) occassion at the graduation ceremony on 18th November in the Forestry Faculty. Professor Bauhus and Professor Schanz... (read more)
Sep 30, 2008
A new MEG-generation arrived to the program in late September. Students from thirteen different countries will study and learn together in Freiburg over the next four semesters. During orientation days they got to know each other, faculty members and some of the leisure spots in and around Freiburg. Welcome!
(official dates: 20-Oct,08 – 14-Feb,09)
01.10. - 17.10.08 Sustainability and Governance
20.10. - 07.11.08 Global Environmental Change
10.11. - 28.11.08 Global Societal Change
01.12. - 19.12.08 Case Study I: Regional Studies
22.12. – 06.01.09 Seasons Holiday
05.01. - 23.01.09 Elective: Knowledge Management and Org. Learning
26.01. – 13.02.09 Managing Human-Environment Interactions
20.10. - 07.11.08 [Student-Organized Event] No contact hours
10.11. - 28.11.08 Research Skills
01.12. - 19.12.08 Electives: Environmental Ethics/Conflict Management
22.12. – 06.01.09 Seasons Holiday
05.01. - 23.01.09 Elective: Environmental Law / Selected Topic: (Fortmann)
26.01. – 13.02.09 Case Study III: Integrated System Design
The summer semester edition of the newsletter is now available. Click here to download.
Sponsored by the DAAD, four students of the MEG 2009 participated in the Global Media Forum, which took place in Bonn, 2nd-4th June 2008. The event, which was initiated by Deutsche Welle, focused on the media in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Click here to read a DAAD interview with two of the MEG students on their perceptions (in German).
May 19, 2008
Dr. Hans Schipulle, chairman of the MEG advisory board, was featured prominently in an article of the German news magazine "Der Spiegel". Against the backdrop of the COP 9 conference on biodiversity in Bonn in May 2008, Dr. Schipulle's work for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership was highlighted in an article titled "The Price of Survival: What Would It Cost to Save Nature". "This forest stores carbon dioxide, and thus helps to slow down global warming. It regulates the global water supply and holds valuable pharmaceuticals, we must finally realize that these are services that are worth something to us", he is quoted.
Dr. Schipulle will report on his work with the Congo Basin Forest Partnership during a guest lecture for the MEG Program on July 8.
On 26 & 27 April, the MEG class of 2007 had a chance to learn about and improve their team working skills at an intercultural teambuilding seminar held by Stephanie Püttker of SPICE consulting. With a mix of theoretical knowledge (...learn more)
Hard work but even more excitement was in store for the MEG community on 18 and 19 April. The second Freiburg Forum on Environmental Governance brought together students, both current and former, professors, advisory board members, experts and guests to share experiences and perspectives on the topic of “The Role of Religion in Environmental Governance”. The event, which was (.... learn more)
A personal video message by His All Holiness Bartholomew I., Archbishop of Constantinople, was screened at the Forum. To learn how he addressed the issue of religion and environmental governance, follow the links below:
(official university dates: 21.04.08 – 26.07.08)
2nd Semester MEG
21.04. – 09.05.08 Elective: Corporate Governance
12.05. – 16.05.08 Whitsun Break
19.05. – 06.06.08 Economics, Institutions and the Environment
09.06. – 27.06.08 Environmental Policy Analysis
(Essmann, Schraml, Winkel, Zink)
30.06. – 18.07.08 Sociology and Psychology of Environmental Knowledge
(Schwengel, Ernst July 3-11)
21.07. – 08.08.08 Ecosystem Management
(Hildebrandt, Reif, Schanz, N.N.)
For now the third time, the first semester MEG excursion to Geneva took place February 18 - 20 this year. On invitation by the UNECE / FAO Timber Section, 22 students travelled to Switzerland to get a taste of the international work and gain insights into different perspectives on environmental issues. This year, presentations from UNECE, ILO, UNCTAD, UNEP, WTO and IUCN gave an overview (..... learn more)
A newsletter covering past and ongoing activities of the MEG Program is published periodically. Click here to download the latest edition.