Rehabilitation and Restoration of Degraded Landscapes

In this e-learning course, participants get familiar with the concepts of landscape degradation. Governance, legal and political aspects are outlined and the manifold and interrelated causes of landscape degradation are analysed in some detail. Different types of landscape degradation are presented. The rehabilitation and restoration is then demonstrated with reference to farmlands, forests, and wetlands. […]

Financing my Business Idea

This course shows different ways of financing start-up project development in Germany. The focus will be in particular on the EXIST program ( During the workshop we will evaluate the Business Models developed by the participants in order to check if one could apply to EXIST.

Business Model Development for International Students

This course support students to evaluate research results and business ideas developed before and during the studies in Germany, if there could be a transferred into start-up project. Mainly Participants with their own business ideas are welcome.

Critical Sustainability

The integrated course is a common course for students of all disciplines. It conveys the theoretical foundations of the term sustainability as well as the interrelationships between technology, nature, the individual, society and democracy. Through the interactive design, the participants question and discuss the knowledge imparted. There is an exchange about different aspects of sustainability related to the different disciplines of the participants

Sustainability of Renewable Energies

In order to understand the complex transformation processes of our current energy supply system towards a more sustainable one we have to consider implications that go far beyond the technological arena. Effects of the COVI-19 pandemic are shifting the focus to integral mobility planning, home working and mobility avoidance. The transition from a predominantly fossil-fuelled combustion-engine and individual passenger based mobility system towards a more diversified and electric one will be analysed.

Terrorism & Political Violence

The course will offer detailed analysis of the problems and key debates in terrorism research. It will focus on issues of conceptualization, historical development and theoretical explanations.