New International Master of Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (EMMA)

Joint program of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) and University of Innsbruck (Austria)

The sustainable development of mountain regions has to consider economic, ecological and social aspects. There is a common understanding that environmental problems should be solved by an international and interdisciplinary cooperation. Consequently, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Northern Italy) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria), both located in the Alps, have developed the international Master program ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF MOUNTAIN AREAS (EMMA) which focuses on sustainable landscape development and ecosystem as well as land-use management in mountain regions. 


The cooperation between these universities combines in an integrative way the ecological, technological as well as the socio-economic perspective of ecology and management of mountain landscapes. This Master program differs from similar study programs in laying a particular focus on interdisciplinary approaches on the sustainable development of mountain agriculture and environment. Within the courses, an intensive cooperation with the stakeholders in the mountain environment and in particular farmers and agricultural organizations will be realized. The course language is English with the option to increase the language knowledge also in German and Italian.

For further information, please contact the directors of the study program Stefan Zerbe (Bozen) or Ulrike Tappeiner (Austria) or visit our website:


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