As a conversion project, a campus with exemplary environmental technology has emerged from a former reserve military hospital of the American armed forces. As a zero-emission campus, it covers its electricity, heating and cooling requirements with 100% CO2-neutral renewable energies. The most modern ecological building and plant technologies are the flagship of the university location.
All study programmes deal with the environment in a technical, economic or legal perspective. They offer a stepping stone into an economic sector with above-average growth. The aim of the training is to be close to practice and companies, as well as to combine the studies with innovative and research-related topics.
Over 650 dormitory places directly on the site turn the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld into an academic village. The campus offers a unique working environment for different areas of science, research, administration and technology. Thus the people on the environmental campus are connected by a special "we-feeling".
At present, around 2,400 Bachelor and Master students from more than 65 countries are studying on campus in 12 Bachelor degree programmes, 4 dual Bachelor degree programmes and 12 Master degree programmes in the fields of environmental planning/environmental technology and environmental economy/environmental law. The campus is internationally networked, with the strength of strong, regional roots. The students come from all over the world to Hoppstädten-Weiersbach - due to the groundbreaking and future-oriented education.