Sustainable Engineering (BEng)
International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) The study combines elements of electrical and mechanical engineering with various aspects of sustainability and puts its emphasis on renewable energy, power efficiency and environmental technology. Today the society needs engineers who are excellent professionals but who also think about sustainability to assess the ecological, economical and social consequences of their work. That's what the bachelor programme Sustainable Engineering prepares you for.
Graduates of the degree program are qualified for many industries. Occupations in the work environment of energy production and distribution as well as activities in industrial companies, planning offices and energy consulting are available. In addition, there are jobs in product development and product management in the manufacturing industry, as well as in public services, public authorities and municipalities in the work environment of energy and mobility.
Your application for the winter semester may be submitted between 15 May and 15 July.
International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE), Germany
Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUSTICE) Postgraduate Programme
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB) The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group runs a full-time post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE is a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. It builds upon four editions (2016-2019) of the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Programme (SUSTLAW). SUSTJUSTICE is embedded into the English Master of Laws (LLM) taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp.
The programme combines it's primary focus on law with a inter-disciplinary approach that takes into account the complex nature of the topic. Additionally, it brings together the knowledge and exptertise of the Global South and the Global North for a unique educational experience. SUSTJUSTICE is comprised of four compulsory courses: International Law and Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Global Justice, Law in Developing Countries and External Actors in Aid, Trade and Investment. In a period of 11 intensive weeks, the teaching combines theoretical insights in the classroom with practical assignments such as role-plays, negotiations, moot-courts and writing assignments such as policy briefs and short academic papers. This methodology is aimed at preparing the participants to be change-catalysts in their professional life and in their communities.
In the past four years, the programme has attracted a diverse student body with participants from all over the globe. This diversity is also reflected in the teaching team which includes leading experts from the North and South who discuss salient features of their disciplines, and encourage students to reflect upon key challenges in the area of sustainable development and global justice.
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB), Belgium
PhD Programme on Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Our PhD programme is a multidisciplinary course offered by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. The programme provides advanced training in the knowledge ans skills most relevant to the economics of technology and innovation, and to governance, social protection and migration. Built around a core of courses on the economics of innovation the programme also features specialisations in innovation and development, social protection and migration.
During their first year, fellows complete an intensive programme of required and elective courses,taught by leading scholars of the UNU-MERIT and our partner universities. These courses are taught in English, in Maastricht, and spread across two semesters, starting in September each year. The course work is followed by three years of dissertation research and writing, ending with a completed PhD thesis. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis.
Our students pursue a wide variety of dissertation topics, ﬁtting into any of the institute’s eight research themes:
1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions
5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy
6. Migration and Development
7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands
MA Food and Development IDS
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton Food is a cross-cutting development issue that concerns hunger, food insecurity, malnutrition, environment sustainability, power politics, social justice and cultural identity. It is about the global and the local and the hard trade-offs that the globalisation era has brought about.
This MA draws on wide-ranging expertise of faculty at both IDS and School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex (where you will be based). You will gain an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between food and development. We build your analytical and practical skills, improving your ability to engage critically with issues such as:
- food and nutrition security
- sustainable food systems
- value chains and corporate power
- agri-food technology and its contestations
Our faculty have extensive knowledge and direct field experience. And our guest speakers – from government bodies, international organisations, NGOs, and local food networks and movements – introduce you to contemporary policy debates and practices.
We expect our graduates to become specialists and advisers in food and development issues worldwide, working for either governments, international development agencies, civil society organisations or social movements engaged with food-related themes. Many of our graduates go on to teach in universities around the world.
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom
CSR & NGO Management (MBA)
International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) The MBA program is designed for international students with professional experience who wish to develop their management skills. The program offers academic, interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange and deals with the management of corporate social responsibility and non-governmental organizations (CSR & NGO). Students of the MBA program will learn how to promote sustainability within a non-governmental organization or a CSR department.
Key facts about our MBA Program:
• Internationally recognized MBA degree
• Full-time or part-time studies possible
• Weekend classes only
• Perfectly compatible with work or family life
• English taught curriculum
• Team-oriented with small interactive classes
• International and multidisciplinary study groups
• Lecturers and experts from academia & practice
• AQAS Accredited MBA program
Application deadlines: 30 April 2020 (if visa required), 30 June 2020 (if no visa required)
International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE), Germany
Summer Programme on International Affairs IHEID
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Summer Programme on International Affairs is a 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so. Understand international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment and sustainable development issues.
The Programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students. It is a unique opportunity to build a strong international network! Study in International Geneva: interact with leading experts and visit international organisations.
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May.
Graduate Institute (IHEID), Switzerland
Aktuelle Entwicklungsdebatte – Die Frage der Politikkohärenz, 08.05. – 10.05.2019
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Der Kurs «Aktuelle Entwicklungsdebatte» setzt sich 2019 mit der Frage der Politikkohärenz für nachhaltige Entwicklung auseinander. Die globalen Nachhaltigkeitsziele (SDGs) können nur erreicht werden, wenn internationale, nationale und lokale Politikbereiche kohärent zueinander agieren. Die Realisierung der Ziele der Schweizer IZA ist nur möglich, wenn ihre Massnahmen und Instrumente nicht durch andere Politikbereiche unterlaufen werden. SDG 17 fordert eine Verbesserung der Politikkohärenz für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Ist diese Forderung realistisch? Was bedeutet sie für die strategische Ausrichtung der Schweizer IZA?
- Was ist unter dem Konzept der Politikkohärenz zu verstehen?
- Wie kann Politikkohärenz gemessen werden?
- Welche Zielkonflikte können in den Bereichen Migrationspolitik, Agrarpolitik, Umweltpolitik, Handelspolitik, Finanzmarktpolitik und Sicherheitspolitik identifiziert werden?
- Wie soll und kann mit diesen Zielkonflikten umgegangen werden?
- Was bedeutet die Debatte der Politikkohärenz für Schweizer IZA Akteure?
Kurskosten: CHF 570.-
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL), Switzerland
Master’s Programme Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM) CSTM
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM) Do you believe that socio-technical change is needed to make our planet more resilient and sustainable? Are you eager to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to organize and manage such changes, either locally or internationally? If so, the Master’s programme Environmental and Energy Management (MEEM) at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.
Combine knowledge and action
Today’s grand challenges – climate change, resource depletion, urbanization, ecological and socio-economic stress – call for professionals able to organize, manage and lead socio-technical change. This combined focus, on thinking and doing lies at the heart of the MEEM programme. Its social science-oriented Master’s programme will provide you with knowledge, skills and competencies in various social science disciplines, such as Management, Public Administration, Governance and Law. This will prepare you to lead and manage socio-technical change processes in the industrial, environmental, energy and water domains.
Three focal points in sustainable development
The core of this one-year, English-taught programme consists of three interconnected domains of sustainable development: environment, energy and water. The programme teaches the interrelated management and governance of these three crucial natural resources. Graduating in one of the three domains will prepare you for working with multidisciplinary teams in business, government, consultancy or (PhD) research anywhere in the world.
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM), Netherlands
Sustainable Engineering - Cooperative Study (BEng)
International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) Do you want to change and improve the world as an engineer? Then the cooperative bachelor’s degree programme in Sustainable Engineering (BEng) is the right one for you. It combines electrical engineering and mechanical engineering and focuses on energy efficiency, regenerative energies and sustainability. As a cooperative degree, it combines studying with business training and leads to a vocational qualification and a university degree after four-and-a-half years.
Our cooperative degree programme in Sustainable Engineering (BEng) is a training path that combines vocational training with studies. Here, theory and practice are combined in a way that is not possible during a regular programme of study. The overall duration of the cooperative study programme is nine semesters. During the first and second semester, students are given practical vocational training in a company. Study at the H-BRS begins with the third semester. In keeping with our tradition as a university of applied sciences, students already apply what they have learned in practice during their course of study: during the practical semester and when writing their bachelor thesis, students again work in the company.
Students first learn the engineering and scientific basics. Subjects such as renewable energies, ethics and environmental science create the basis for understanding sustainability. They deepen their knowledge in modules such as sustainability and life cycle analyses and energy efficient residential buildings. Modules such as measurement and regulation technology and thermodynamics provide an engineering background. In the elected subjects and in projects, students have the opportunity to select topics according to their particular area of interest.
All teaching is conducted in German.
Deadline for the winter term enrolment: 17 september.
International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE), Germany
International Development MSc
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways:
- MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action
- MSc International Development with Economics
- MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS), United Kingdom
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