The availability of scholarships for IWRM students who take up their studies in 2014 is not ensured yet as the funding by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is ending.
The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is to provide solutions to the water crisis through integration with other vital resources. The entire hydrologic cycle is examined taking anthropogenic influences into consideration as a basis for sustainable water management.
In designing this new Master’s course an interdisciplinary and holistic approach is being pursued that considers engineering, economic and environmental aspects. The economic, ecological and regulative dimension of the water sector (eg quality assurance; allocation, treatment, reuse, transboundary issues, sustainability, legal aspects, etc.) is reflected in the curriculum as well as socio-cultural facets.
On the one hand, Arab experts are being trained in water-related technical and operational knowledge, as well as in skills concerning project financing and international cooperation. At the same time, German students with a first academic training in the water sector are becoming qualified as regional specialists and familiarized with conditions in the Arab cultural area. The programme stretches over three semesters: two semesters in Amman/Arab region and one semester in Cologne. Moreover, the first semester includes an intensive German or Arabic language course and modules in intercultural training.
English is the language of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jordan in Amman each award a Master’s degree.
In addition to water-related technical and operational subject matter, comprehensive political and sociocultural connections are also components of the course. By working in small mixed groups, students are trained in intercultural communication and management skills that will enable them as graduates to cooperate on international projects, in the area of development cooperation or scientific-technological cooperation, for instance.
Who can participate?
The target group of this postgraduate training course are young professionals from the water sector, who preferably have some initial work experience in this field.
Where can I apply? Where do I find more information?
For further information regarding the course and application, please visit the programme website at ( http://www.iwrm-master.info/ ).
For further questions, please contact: info-iwrm<at>itt.fh-koeln.de