University of Bonn
An outstanding reputation in teaching and research and a unique location make the University of Bonn an especially attractive place to study.
Founded in 1818, the University of Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s and indeed one of Europe’s leading research universities. As the home of learning to over 35,600 students, the University of Bonn is also one of Germany’s largest institutions of higher education and enjoys a long tradition as the Alma mater for excellent students from both home and abroad. Currently, more than 4,000 (= 13%) international students from all over the world contribute to the international character of the university and enrich both academic and social life in Bonn, making the university one of the most internationally oriented in the country.
The Master’s programme addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to give students a better understanding of the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards, their implications for human-nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation), and how to deal with these implications in practice. Jointly organised by the Department of Geography and the United Nations University in Bonn, it provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context. Fields of study include:
A strong motivation to contribute to the area of Human Security and management of risks related to Environmental Change is a pre-requisite to study in this Master’s Programme. Applicants should be highly motivated to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
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Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
UNU-EHS (Institute for Environment and Human Security)
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