International Material Flow Management (IMAT) is an interdisciplinary master degree program that offers two degrees; IMAT Master of Science (M. Sc.) and IMAT Master of Engineering (M. Eng.). This technology- and business-heavy environmental, science and engineering program offer cutting edge knowledge through an advanced portfolio of subjects the 21st-century business leaders must possess.
Entirely taught in English, IMAT is the flagship education program of the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) of the Trier University of Applied Sciences that has been recognized for its innovativeness world over. Among the many accolades, UNESCO recognized IMAT as an Official Project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in 2007/2008.
Founding members of the International IMAT Network University: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco, and Universidade Positivo, Brazil offer two semesters of the dual-degree option in IMAT MEng stream. Whereas, the third and fourth semesters of the IMAT MEng stream and the entire program of IMAT MSc. are offered at the network hub; the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. Universidad Panamericana in Aguascalientes Mexico and the National Taipei University of Technology in Taipei Taiwan are the latest additions to the rapidly growing International IMAT Network University that offers the IMAT MEng dual degree option.
Students have the freedom to select the University of his/her choice depending on the targeted specialization and their geographic location.
Since 2004, over 150 students from nearly 40 countries have graduated with Master in IMAT. The enviable IMAT alumni comprise of top corporate executives, entrepreneurs, researchers/scientists, and public administrators.