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Career prospects after the master's degree in Environment and Natural Resources

«In the master's programme in Environment and Natural Resources, I acquired important methodological skills, dealt intensively with a research topic of practical relevance and carried out a project from A to Z. As a project manager in the field of nature conservation, this knowledge is of great benefit to me.»

Andreas Hofstetter, Project Manager FORNAT AG

The future relies on sustainability

The working world for graduates with a master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources is very diverse. More than ever, there is a need for specialists with interdisciplinary training who, as sustainability specialists and environmental experts, shape the transformation towards the sustainable development of society.

Fields of activity focussing on Agroecology and Food Systems

And what will you be doing in the future? After completing your studies in this specialisation, you can work as

Today, our alumni work in the following companies: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Migros, Ernährungsforum Zurich, WormUp, Alpgis Raumplanung GmbH, Crowd Container, Getreidezüchtungrain Peter Kunz, Verein Pro Weinland, Crop Innovation Brunner Eichhof, Grüne Kanton Zürich, University of Applied Sciences Grisons, Foodways, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

«At FiBL, we are working, among other things, on the question of how food production and our diet can be made sustainable. To answer this questions, knowledge from various disciplines and a systemic understanding of production, processing and consumption is required. The MRU Agroecology & Food Systems focuses on precisely this and considers sustainability across the entire value chain.»

Matthias Stolze, Head of the Department of Socio-Economic Sciences, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL

Fields of activity focussing on Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Nature needs scientifically well-versed experts to be engaged in its preservation. After completing your master's degree in this specialisation, you will work in roles such as

Our graduates work in these companies: Pro Natura Switzerland, CIPRA Switzerland, Office for Environment Canton of Uri, Office for the Environment Canton of Aargau, Schlossgut Bachtobel, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Ernährungsforum Zürich, Orniplan AG, FORNAT AG, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG, Building Department Canton of Zurich, Bächli Bergsport AG, Chubb, Emch + Berger AG, Axpo Holding.

«In our ecology office we employ specialists who can assess fauna, flora and their habitats. Networked thinking, interdisciplinary skills and the ability to present complex issues in an understandable way are central to our everyday work. The ZHAW's Master's degree in Environment and Natural Resources offers ideal conditions for this.»

Conny Thiel-Egenter, Management FORNAT AG

Fields of activity focussing on Ecological Engineering and Renewable Energy

Achieving ‘Net Zero by 2050’ requires competent experts. After your studies with us in this specialisation, you will work in roles such as

Our former students are now working at the following places: Energie Zukunft Schweiz AG, ABB Switzerland, Interkantonales Labor Canton of Schaffhausen, Stadtlabor Bern, CKW, Raumanzug, Mibelle Group, AWEL Zurich, Mühleberg hydropower plant, Quant AG, ISS Schweiz AG, Wincasa, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

«In the Swiss building park there is a strong need for energy-efficient renovations. Energy consulting & planning requires networked thinking from the fields of technology, ecology and economy. These competencies are taught in the master's course Environment and Natural Resources.»

Ruedi Giezendanner, architect and energy consultant, owner & manager of Enora AG in Rapperswil-Jona