This accredited interdisciplinary distance-learning course in environmental sciences is based on the
concept of sustainability. In cooperation with the University of Hagen distance-learning institute
the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy technology UMSICHT imparts up-todate,
practical and comprehensive environmental knowledge. This knowledge is crucial for the
integration of ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability.
The course encourages networked thinking and promotes creativity and innovative capability.
Participants who successfully complete the course are qualified to implement sustainable
approaches to complex environmental tasks at companies and in society in general and to act as
promoters with managerial responsibility and strategic foresight.
As a distance-learning course, infernum strengthens the ability to work independently and acquire
knowledge in a structured manner. Manageable learning modules in the form of study letters and
Internet-based exercises impart the content of the course. In addition, seminars are held and
excursions arranged to strengthen contact between the course participants and the teaching
Certain course modules are available in English.