Green, innovative, and practical – Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences in a nutshell. Since it was founded in 1971, it has developed a unique profile. No other university of applied sciences has a comparable range of subjects so clearly and consistently oriented towards green subjects. The degree programmes cover everything to do with nature, food, and the environment in the very broadest sense, ranging from the scientific to the artistic, from high-tech to Land Art, from molecules via trees through to landscape areas.
The environmental management system at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences has been validated in accordance with EMAS. This makes it Bavaria's second university to tackle the demanding environmental regulations set down by the European Union. As early as 2009, the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences reached target agreements with the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts relating to the development of an "ecologically sustainable and resource-efficient university". As part of this process, in 2012, a decision was made to introduce an environmental management system to be audited by external consultants. The university decided to implement an environmental management system based on the European Union's EMAS regulations (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme).