Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
|Location||With a student population of 30,000, including nearly 5,000 interna- tional students from more than 90 different countries, the University of Bonn is not only one of the largest in Germany but also an interna- tional institution rich in tradition, underscored by its partnerships with distinguished universities in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The city of Bonn can look back upon a history of more than 2000 years. As Federal City, Bonn is headquarters to a large num- ber of international institutions including the GIZ and various United Nations secretariats.|
|Course focus||Agricultural production uses natural resources in diverse ways. These resources show complex interactions and are sensitive to human activities and interventions. Their appropriate management requires skilled individuals with both the biophysical and the socioeconomic background knowledge. The ARTS programme is designed as a research-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to expand students’ overall background in the basic and applied management of natural resources for agricultural development and research in (sub)tropical environments. Students develop a holistic, cross-disciplinary under- standing and acquire a systems’ view of structure, use, interactions, endangerment and protection of natural resources. Graduates from the ARTS Master’s programme (M.Sc.) are equipped with skills and tools to recognize and solve problems related to (sub)tropical resource management, thus
The ARTS programme extends over 24 months and is structured into compulsory and optional modules, following the European Credit Transfer System. The international organisations located in Bonn offer opportunities for internships to registered ARTS students, and representatives contribute to lectures and seminars.
Fulfilling the requirements for the Master of Science degree includes passing the pre-determined number of 120 credits in the form of courses, seminars and the thesis.
|Target group||Young, qualified professionals from government agencies, NGO’s, private enterprises, and universities, presently working in agricultural/ environmental research and development or related fields.|
|Degree Awarded||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Course Duration||24 months (four semesters) technical courses, practical, project seminar and thesis research.|
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||2 months (August-September); German language tutoring continues throughout the first study year.|
|Remarks||Except for the general administrative and student registration fees of about € 230 per semester, there are no additional fees (i.e., for tuition). The estimated monthly cost of living in Bonn is about € 650.|