Master programme Landscape Studies and Greenspace Management

Call for applications for the BDLA Prize 2023

The Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania regional group of the Federation of German Landscape Architects BDLA honors the best work of the last academic year.

Completed Bachelor and Master theses from the period September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023 can be submitted to the bdla mv by September 23, 2023.

Further information

Basic course for CAD Vectorworks

Prerequisite for participation in the elective module LGM.20.016 Visualization and Data Modelling are basic knowledge and skills in dealing with the CAD software Vectorworks. Those who intend to take this compulsory elective course will have the opportunity to learn Vectorworks on an optional basis - without grading and credit points.

If you are interested, please contact: Jens Rupprecht rupprechths-nbde


Regular Semester Dates

Winter Semester 2023/24

Beginning of the winter semester: 04/09/2023    
Verification: 04/09/2023 to 15/09/2023  
Introductory week freshers: 11/09/2023 to 15/09/2023  
Matriculation ceremony: 25/09/2023    
Graduation ceremony: ...    
Lecture period: 11/09/2023 to 12/01/2024  
Lecture free: 02/10/2023   Bridging Day
  03/10/2023   Day of German unity
  30/10/2023   Bridging Day
  31/10/2023   Reformation Day
  27/12/2023 to 05/01/2024 Christmas/New Year's Eve
Feedback for summer semester 2023: 08/01/2024 to 02/02/2024  
Exams: 15/01/2024 to 02/02/2024  
End of the winter semester: 29/02/2024    

Sommer Semester 2024

Beginning of the sommer semester: 01/03/2024    
Lecture period: 04/03/2024 to 21/06/2024
Lecture free: 08/03/2024   Frauentag
  29/03/2024   Karfreitag
  01/04/2024   Ostermontag
  09/05/2024   Himmelfahrt
  10/05/2024   Brückentag
  20/05/2024   Pfingstmontag
Hochschulinformationstag HIT 2022 HIT: 20/04/2024    
Feedback for winter semester 2024/25: 03/06/2024 to 28/06/2024
Exams: 24/06/2024 to 12/07/2024
End of the sommer semester: 31/08/2024    

Information on exams, exam dates, registrations and admissions can be found here

LGM - Student service

You can find up-to-date information on the electives and projects offered via the LGM student service in the LMS/Moodle. You can also enroll in courses yourself or register your interest.

Here you are also given the opportunity for free virtual exchange with your fellow students... via Jitsi, a browser-based video conference platform.


Master thesis at YTAA exhibition in Venice


The award ceremony for the winners took place in September 2021 in Venice in the Palazzo Michiel, which was also be broadcast online as a YouTube streamProgram

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Every two years, the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) is announced as part of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona.

The two students from the Master's program in Landscape Architecture and Greenspace Management (LGM) Juanita Leal and Manika Maharjan applied for their master's thesis on the YTAA2020 - the work has now been nominated and published on the YTAA website. The works will be shown in an accompanying exhibition as part of the Architecture Biennale from May 22 to November 21, 2021 in Venice.

The goal of YTAA is to support the talents of freshly trained architects, urban planners and landscape architects who will stand for the future sustainable development of our environment in the sense of ecological, social and economic responsibility.

In this context stands the work of Juanita Leal "Landscape as a social change generating tool", which deals with the development of an intercultural healing garden for refugees in Chamchamal, Northern Iraq. Link to the project

Manika Maharjan has dealt with the sustainable further development of the central public square in her hometown of Kathmandu by developing this undeveloped place in the middle of the densely populated metropolis into a place that can be used equally for people and nature. Link to the project


Research Semester

Prof. Mertens is currently on a research trip to different countries in the Americas. She is researching about climate adaptation plans of cities and the possibilities of landscape architecture and green infrastructure. 
You can find her reports here:

report 1 Vancouver, report 2 Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, report 3 Toronto, report 4 New York City, report 5 Housten, report 6 Costa Rica, report 7 Bogotá, report 8 Cartagena, report 9 Medellin, report 10 Manaus, report 11 Brasilia, report 12 Rio de Janeiro, report 13 Minas Gerais, report 14 Montevideo, report 15 Buenos Aires

Homepage Prof. Mertens

House 2 - 21/01/2019

Final Presentation - Seeufer Alt Rehse

On the 21st of January 2019 the presentation of the design work regarding Seeufer Alt Rehse by our master students takes place at 12 o'clock.
The work was carried out in competition by 3 groups of students and is judged by a jury.

Location: Neubrandenburg University, House 2, Foyer.

The result will be announced after the presentation by the jury.

We would be very happy about your participation!

Angeli Büttner, 17/12/2018


Robert Freimuth (le.)
Gerhard Tokarski (rei.)

Awarding of the BDLA Prize 2018

This year's award of the Landesgruppe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of the bdla (Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten) for the best thesis in landscape architecture courses was awarded to Robert Freimuth on Wednesday at our university.

The head of the bdl regional group MV, Carola Morgenstern, personally congratulated and talked about the "great cooperation with the university". The award winner presented a short version of his master thesis to students and professors before he received the award from bdla member Enno Meier-Schomburg.

He convinced the jury with a great deal of expertise on the subject of "Westport 21 in Wismar - free space planning in the old timber port under the special construction requirements". "The master's thesis was developed in close cooperation with the OLP Klisch & Schmidt and I have been permanently employed at this planning office in Schwerin since September." It would be good to get in contact with employers during the studies and to work on the first projects. He feels very well prepared for starting his career, he says. "Because the study contains a broad spectrum for the practice, graduates of landscape architecture are very much in demand, and we are desperately looking for another landscape architect in our planning office".

As a thank you for his special commitment to the degree program, Enno Meier-Schomburg surprised student Gerhard Tokarski with a bdla book prize.

Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Oskar Schlemmer, 1932 (Detail of the painting)

The Painting Behind the Photo

There is a story, or better a painting behind the photo from the student excursion to Dessau’s Bauhaus as part of the international master’s degree course in Landscape Architecture and Green Space Management (report from Prof. Dr. Caroline Rolka of 08/03/2018, see below).

Oskar Schlemmer , German painter, sculptor and stage designer, painted this image in 1932 and in so doing helped to make Bauhaus famous all over the world in both the visual and performing arts.




Bauhaus Dessau


Excursion Berlin.Potsdam.Dessau

A large number of the students studying the international master’s degree course Landscape Architecture and Green Space Management travelled to Berlin, Potsdam and Dessau from 13 to 16 February 2018 to learn more about the planning, approval and realisation of landscape architecture and historic garden restoration.

The first two days focused on Berlin’s landscape architecture. Very informative visits to the offices of landscape architects Loidl, HochC and WES gave an interesting insight into the daily work, from the design phase through to maintenance planning. The visits provided the opportunity to discuss what landscape architecture offices expect of students and young graduates in detail.

The third day of the excursion was accompanied by SPSG’s Director of the Garden Department. Prof. Dr. Rohde gave an in-depth insight into the daily work of the foundation. This was followed by a stroll through Park Sanssouci that had a surprisingly small number of visitors, transforming the visit into a rare experience.

The highlight of the excursion was the visit to the Bauhaus town Dessau. The overnight stay in Bauhaus’ former student hall of residence put us in the right architectural mood for the next day. Friday was then dedicated to the architecture and landscape architecture of new modernism. Bauhaus - Meisterhäuser - Törten - Haus Anton - Stahlhaus - Laubenganghäuser. There was something to suit every taste.  

Prof. Dr. Caroline Rolka, 08/03/2018