Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde


From the very start of your studies, we place great value on practical relevance. Our students are connected to the world of sustainable tourism by way of a close network of universities, tourism businesses and organisations focussing on environment protection and nature conservation. In addition to their teaching and research work at the university, all professors and lecturers of the Master's degree course work as consultants, experts and trainers and therefore are constantly expanding their network. And even after graduation, our students stay connected with the university through our Alumni network.

University cooperation

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas

As part of the TRIANGLE project (https://destinet.eu/who-who/civil-society-ngos/triangle-knowledge-alliance-net) we are working with the following universities in the context of a European knowledge alliance for sustainable tourism:

The TRIANGLE network is continually expanding and will soon include partner universities in over 20 EU countries.

In Africa, there are partnerships with:

Formal Cooperation

Prof. Dr. Claudia Brözel

Amadeus Germany

“What does sustainability means for a leading technology provider in the travel industry, such as Amadeus IT Group SA?” Since 2013, students on the Sustainable Tourism Management degree programme at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development have been examining this question.

Amadeus uses the expertise of the university in order to approach its own questions around sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Among other things, Amadeus employees and students work together to investigate the change in image and reputation through sustainability measures in companies and to develop approaches for the integration of sustainability, for example, the “Environmental Management System (EMS)”, which makes the responsible handling of water, power, paper, waste and CO2 understandable and comparable at Amadeus' 11 biggest sites around the world. Due to the relocation of Amadeus Germany to the modern office building, their Bad Homburg office will take on a leading role in this area.

Every year, students together with a team from Amadeus address in depth a current topic in the context of sustainability and digitalisation and use the design thinking method to do so. “Through the cooperation with the university, we have a regular exchange with the target groups of tomorrow and can include the findings in our company development,” said Sascha Nau, Marketing Manager for Amadeus DACH & Traveltainment.

Amadeus is also a sponsor of the so-called Deutschlandstipendium, which has been awarded at the university since winter semester 2011/2012. With the scholarship, the students receive support of 300 euros per month in order to be able to concentrate on their studies without distraction.

Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR)

We have a long-term cooperation with the Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (whose previous president was Prof. Claudia C. Brözel). The cooperation includes

  • Funding students on the Sustainable Tourism Management degree

  • Funding innovations and innovative ideas in the context of the digital sale and marketing of tourism services 

  • Support in academic matters

  • Participation in events and in the jury of the “Sprungbrett” innovation competition


TripsByTips (tripsbytips.com) is the crowd sourcing platform for tourism content. With their technology, they pool a workforce of over 18,500 authors and photographers in 106 countries into a scalable and efficient production process with inhouse editing and customer-specific publishing solutions. Using GeoServices they help their customers to create SEO relevant portal architecture, interlinking and the creation of new, more search-relevant landing pages.

TripsByTips supports the teaching and research with:

  • Regular presentations and case studies direct from SEO practice 

  • Funding students on the Student Support Service degree 

  • Innovative ideas in the context of digital marketing 

  • Questions in the field of online marketing and the supervision of Master’s theses as well as internships.


PiNCAMP (https://www.pincamp.de) is the ADAC camping portal. PiNCAMP makes camp sites easily comparable for campers so that they can already experience them from home and in the near future they will also be able to book them. A reliable guide to the camp site jungle that inspires and enthuses with great content. The camping portal connects the camping expertise of ADAC, which has been established over decades, with the agility of a start-up. PiNCAMP is operated by ADAC Camping GmbH in Berlin, the first start-up of ADAC SE.

PiNCAMP supports teaching and research with:

  • Regular presentations and case studies from the world of a camping start-up

  • Offering internships and Master’s theses

  • Invitations to PiNCAMP events

  • Sharing knowledge on camping, digitalisation and online marketing

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rein

There is a close cooperation between the degree programme and the tourism cluster management in Brandenburg Tourismus Brandenburg and Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH above all thanks to Prof. Rein. The cooperation was sealed with a formal cooperation agreement in 2014.

Prof. Rein has also facilitated for many years a close international cooperation with

Membership in (academic) committees

The professors of the Master’s degree programme are members in various committees and advise organisations on (sustainable) tourism. As a result they are closely connected to the sector and transfer the knowledge gained at the university into practice. The students profit from these networks both during their course and in their subsequent careers.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rein
  • Member and chairman of the committee “Klimafreundlicher Betrieb” (climate friendly operation) of ECOCAMPING e.V.

  • Member of the tourist sustainability council of the tmu Tourismus Marketing Uckermark GmbH

Membership of juries

Prof. Dr. Claudia Brözel

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas
  • Fahrtziel Natur (Destination nature) (an initiative of Deutsche Bahn and leading German environment associations for low impact nature holidays and sustainable mobility in nature reserves)
    Jury member for the Fahrtziel Natur Award (www.fahrtziel-natur.de)

  • Deutscher Tourismusverband (DTV), umbrella organisation for municipal, regional and state tourism organisations (www.deutschertourismusverband.de)
    Jury member for the Deutscher Tourismuspreis

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rein
  • Jury member for the pro agro marketing prize - Verband zur Förderung des lĂ€ndlichen Raumes in der Region Brandenburg-Berlin e. V. (association for promoting rural development in the Brandenburg-Berlin region)

Memberships of the degree programme

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rein

Companies / organisations that are regularly involved in teaching

(e.g. guest lecturers, co-supervision of Master’s theses, research partners / partners for externally funded projects) (selection):

Prof. Dr. Claudia Brözel

Regular visits to events with students 

  • Tourism summit of the Bundesverband der deutschen Tourismuswirtschaft (BTW)

  • Destinationcamp Hamburg

  • Entrepreneurship summit at the FU Berlin (Stiftung Entrepreneurship)

  • ENTER Conference (IFITT)

  • Travelmassive events

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas
  • Deutsche Bahn

  • ​​​​​​​ver.di Federal executive board Berlin

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂŒr Internationale Zusammenarbeit

  • Bread for the World

  • Die VERBRAUCHER INITIATIVE e.V. (federal association)

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rein
  • BTE Tourismus- und Regionalberatung

  • BiosphĂ€renreservat Schorfheide-Chorin

  • Naturpark Barnim

  • Tourismusverband SĂ€chsische Schweiz e.V.

  • Choriner Musiksommer e.V.

  • Biorama Project

  • pro agro e.V. - (the association for promoting rural development in the Brandenburg-Berlin region)

  • Deutsche Bahn Fahrtziel Natur

  • Tourismus Marketing Brandenburg (TMB) GmbH