Organisation

Institute of Natural Resource Sciences

Greenhouses, Campus Grüental

The Institute for Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR) is split into three divisions (Teaching, Centre for Environmental Systems and Centre for Natural Resources) under the leadership of the Institute Director, Prof. Dr. Rolf Krebs.

The Teaching Division is responsible for running and developing the BSc in Natural Resource Sciences, the MSc in Environment and Natural Resources and a wide range of continuing education courses.

Both of the Centres are split into three research areas, with 190 lecturers, research associates and assistants working in a total of 22 research groups as well as teaching modules, supervising project-based theses, organising study weeks and leading trips on behalf of the Teaching Division. This combination of research and teaching guarantees that all of the IUNR’s activities are industry-focused, up to date and socially relevant.

Advisory Board

IUNR’s Advisory Board, first established in 2013, is made up of former or current holders of executive positions in institutions, organisations or agencies working at national or international level in a relevant field. As well as being familiar with the IUNR’s topics of interest and able to draw on extensive networks, the members of the Advisory Board are willing to engage supportively, critically and constructively with the Institute’s past, present and future concerns.

Role of the Advisory Board

IUNR’s Advisory Board provides guidance and recommendations, with particular emphasis on

  • Expanding the IUNR’s networks
  • Suggesting new ideas or developments
  • Responding to subject- or strategy-related queries from the IUNR’s management team
  • Identifying and proposing synergies with other institutions or organisations pursuing similar goals
  •  Identifying the opportunities and risks associated with existing or future areas of research and recommending action to be taken in this respect
  • Facilitating access to institutions and organisations which play a pivotal role in the industry