Our living environment is complex and changes rapidly. So rapidly that lifelong learning is becoming increasingly important. Continuing education that bridges the gap between academic training and changing requirements is in demand. The Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems actively promotes lifelong learning with its courses.
In order to meet current and future challenges in the management of natural resources, we constantly need new knowledge. With regard to climate change, it is clear that rapid interpretation of new scientific findings is essential.
Only with sound (specialist) knowledge and an interdisciplinary understanding can we fully grasp the interrelationships that lead to pressures on our environment and habitat and successfully combat the effects of climate change.
Lifelong learning as a key role
Professionals and decision-makers are exposed to ever faster changing requirements; the short-term acquisition of new knowledge characterizes today's working world. Against this backdrop, lifelong learning has a key role to play.
The Faculty of Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems sees a particular need and high relevance in capacity building. The latest findings from our international research projects are incorporated into our courses and training on natural resource management (particularly in tropical and subtropical countries). On the one hand, this enables us to impart state-of-the-art knowledge to various stakeholders in the spirit of "open innovation". On the other hand, we create synergies between scientific education in our graduate and master's degree programs, our research projects and our continuing education courses.
The Faculty's continuing education program is aimed at:
- Professionals from various disciplines in natural resource management
- Decision-makers and middle managers in regional or national authorities
- Senior, technical and administrative staff of associations and public institutions
- Experts in development cooperation