You will learn to apply and develop environmental technologies, with a strong focus on multidisciplinary and problem-based technology development.
Starts: Annually in October
Duration: 24 months
Locations: Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands, and ICTP, Prague, Czech Republic. Possibilities for thesis research in among others China, India, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Uganda, USA, Colombia and Germany.
Growing awareness of the human impact on the environment has convinced most governments of the need to prevent air, water and soil pollution. Increasingly, remediation of contaminated sites is becoming a priority target. Consequently, there is a strong and ever increasing demand for specialists trained in pollution prevention and remediation.
This Joint Erasmus Mundus programme will address these needs by educating a new generation of environmental scientist and engineers that can provide adequate and state-
of-the-art environmental technology and engineering solutions to tackle complex, multidisciplinary environmental issues.
This Joint Erasmus Mundus programme is geared towards students that are interested in deepening their knowledge on the the application of environmental technologies and engineering.
The Joint Erasmus Mundus programme in Environmental Technology and Engineering programme will:
- train people to apply and develop environmental technologies and engineering techniques, with a strong focus on multidisciplinary and problem-based technology development;
- offer the students a wide range of environmental technology solutions in an international environment;
- promote networking and exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of environmental technology and engineering between students of all nationalities, in particular also with students from developing countries and countries in transition from complementary study programmes, expected to take up prominent positions in the environmental protection sector or regulatory decision-making in their home countries after graduation;
- promote interaction between IMETE students, governments and the professional sector through involvement of scholars and guest lecturers, job fairs and the organisation of a summer school.
Successful graduates will be qualified for a professional career in:
- The private sector (environmental technological applications in different domains);
- Research sector (applied research at universities or research institutions, or in-company research);
- The public sector (consulting in local, regional and (inter)national administrations, defining and implementing environmental policy for sustainable development).
For more information on the admission procedure, programme structure and contents, degree and partner institutes, please see the programme's website.
Summer School 17-21 September 2012
ADVANCED COURSE ON NUTRIENT RECYCLING IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS
Depending upon the nature of local activities, some locations are currently confronted with nutrient excesses and related environmental problems (such as eutrophication), whereas other sites are confronted with nutrient depletion and related food shortage or lack of nutritional food quality. These unbalances can occur at a local, regional or global level. Strategies to solve nutrient problems should focus on reducing nutrient losses by adapting agricultural activities as well as applying technologies for nutrient recovery from waste streams. To contribute to the development and application of such strategies, this advanced course will give insights in localization, causes and consequences of nutrient unbalances, and technologies as well as management practices that can contribute to solving nutrient-related problems.
The following topics will be dealt with:
- Global cycles and transformations processes of nitrogen, mineral nutrients and soil organic matter
- Nutrient surpluses and nutrient mining: causes and consequences
- Soil nutrient status and fertilization advice systems
- Localization of nutrient unbalances: local, regional and global level
- Legislation of nutrient management
- Adaptation of agricultural management practices to reduce nutrient losses
- Technologies for nutrient recovery from waste streams
More info and registration: imetesummer.ugent.be