Legal Notice

Information according to § 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act):

Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld
Institute for applied Material Flow Management (IfaS)

PO Box 1380
D-55761 Birkenfeld

Represented by:

Managing Director of IfaS
Prof. Dr. Peter Heck

Phone:+49 (0) 6782 17 12 21
Fax:+49 (0) 6782 17 12 64

Deputy Managing Director of IfaS
Prof. Dr. Alfons Matheis

Phone:+49 (0) 6782 17 11 92
Fx:+49 (0) 6782 17 12 64

Sales tax ID:

VAT identification number according to §27a of value added tax law: DE 155 681 598

Representation authority:

Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld is a public corporation, which is legally represented by the president of the university, Prof. Dr. Dorit Schumann.

Supervisory Authority

Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Culture

Mittlere Bleiche 61
55116 Mainz


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Source of images

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  • Picture Schweingartensee: Johanna Dahlmann
  • Picture UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: Barbara Lüthi-Herrmann
  • Picture Landscape Meckleburg Lake District / Bioenergy Village: Ole Steindorf-Sabath


  • Black Lake in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Grumsin ( (© Klaus Pape)
  • The Solar Explorer – a research boat powered by solar energy on the Werbellinsee at the landing stage in Altenhof © Daniel Kowal
  • View of the ecovillage Brodowin ( ) (© Martin Flade)

Hohe Schrecke

  • © Thomas Stephan (


  • © Naheland Touristik GmbH / Moritz Attenberger

National Park Hundrück-Hochwald

  • © Konrad Funk


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