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Heiner Schanz

Heiner Schanz received the State Teaching Award for his work in the area of Environmental Sciences.
Conception of the innovative degree program “Environmental Governance”

Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz developed and supervises the English-taught, interdisciplinary master’s program “Environmental Governance (MEG),” which was launched in winter semester 2005/06. Developed on the basis of labor market analyses, the program features a unique and thus innovative combination of disciplines. The interdisciplinary combination of different theoretical and methodological approaches to environmental governance is exemplary. The teaching concept is based on a well-balanced blend of on-campus instruction and e-learning. Only shortly after its inception in 2006, the degree program received full accreditation and was accepted to the DAAD funding program “Postgraduate Degree Programs on Developing Countries at Universities in the Federal Republic of Germany.”