Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde


Distinctive profile

The Eberswalde campus has been committed to sustainable research and teaching for over 180 years: The University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE) was founded in 1830 as the Forestry Academy. Since the traditional forestry and timber research campus near Berlin reopened its doors in 1992, the university has focused on forward-looking industries and key sectors such as renewable energy, regional management, sustainable tourism, conservation, forestry, organic farming, adaptation to climate change or sustainable economics. The Utopia Internet portal pronounced HNE Eberswalde Germany’s greenest university in 2009. In 2010 and 2017, the university won the European EMAS Award for its exemplary environment management.

Close ties

All of the degree programmes are dedicated to sustainable management. That includes incorporating the local region.Many seminars, projects and excursions are held in cooperation with renowned partners from the business world. That ensures that students receive insights into potential professions.The campus’ location in Eberswalde is also rooted in a successful network of science, business, administration and politics in the region.

Successful research

In addition to the successful students and lecturers, the University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (FH) is known for its extremely successful research.As one of Germany’s strongest research universities, we work with numerous regional and international partners – a network we expanded for the long-term in recent years.

Facts and figures

The extremely popular degree programmes, some of which are unique, attract students to Eberswalde from all over Germany and overseas.As a result, the numbers of applicants have risen continuously since the establishment in 1992.


Forest and Environment

Landscape Management and Nature Conservation

Wood Engineering

Sustainable Business


17 at present


circa 2,100


circa 270

thereof Professorships


thereof Trainees


Budget (2014)

13,8 Mio. Euro

thereof External Funds

5,6 Mio. Euro