Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft in Rottenburg

University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg

Specializing in forestry and related ecological and practical disciplines, the University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg (HFR), or Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft in Rottenburg, is located in Rottenburg am Neckar, in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg – one of Germany's most heavily forested regions.

Largely based around practical learning, the school focuses on finding sustainable forest solutions, with projects ranging from creating energy from wood to watershed management systems.

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HFR is one of the oldest specialized forestry learning centers in Germany, having been founded in 1954, and it and leads the way where sustainable forest management and renewables are concerned. The school serves roughly 1,100 students, so it isn't huge, but it does offer a range of courses in its main field, with a mix of eight MSc and BSc options for students to choose from.

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The University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg (HFR) won the 2008 "Studying in the Field of Sustainability" award, presented by the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. A leader in sustainable forestry, it offers BSc and MSc courses in Forest Management, Renewable Energy, Water Resource Management, and Resource-Efficient Building.

HFR also works with companies within Germany, which cooperate with the school's professors to deliver practice-based courses at its 2.6 hectare arboretum or 5,000 square meter teaching pond for fishing research. The university encourages students to explore the nearby forest, while the thriving university city of Tübingen is a short journey away. The school welcomes foreign students, with most courses having an international dimension, and it offers chances to study both in Germany and abroad.


Tuition fees: Baden-Wuerttemberg

Internationals studying for more than one year in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will have to pay a €1,500 tuition fee per semester.

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Explore HFR study programs:

  •  B.Sc. Forest Management 
  •  B.Sc. Renewable Energies
  •  B.Sc. Sustainable Regional Management 
  •  B.Sc. Water Resource Management 
  •  B.Sc. Wood Management And Technology
  •  M.Sc. Forest Management
  •  M.Sc. Resource-Efficient Building
  •  M.Sc. Sence (Sustainable Energy Competence)

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