About Us

At the Institute of Landscape and Environment (ILU) ten professors covering different disciplines of the Faculty Environment Design Therapy (FUGT) are currently working together on practice-orientated research projects as well as on the delivery of services in the field of landscape and environment. They are supported by a research team of ten employees.

In addition to projects primarily concerning nature conservation and landscape planning, the ILU houses a number of other projects on different aspects of landscape planning and environmental protection: These include the fields of nature conservation law, eco-accounting (“Ökokonto”), ecosystem services and the creation of regional concepts for the sustainable development of municipalities.

On a number of interdisciplinary and research projects, the institute cooperates with different companies, research institutes, conservation agencies, municipalities and landscape planning offices. Firstly, this allows for the direct transfer of research results into the public and political sector. Secondly, this cooperation enables the ILU to tackle current and relevant issues from the field.

The close connection between the Institute of Landscape and Environment and  Nürtingen-Geislingen University offers students the opportunity to do their internships, write their bachelor or master thesis or gain their first working experiences in one of our projects.