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IWRM International - Master of Science with focus on Middle East and Northern Africa Region

Academics

Objective

The overall objective is to educate experts in the field of Integrated Water Resource Management who are high on demand for leading positions in the water sector and are able to manage complex projects for international institutions and companies operating in the Arabic region.

Target group

The ideal student holds at minimum a bachelor degree and has some working experience at an institution or company in the water sector. He or she should be fluent in English and have good communicative skills. In addition, participants should be highly motivated to contribute to solving the water crisis and to the development in the Arab region in general. Furthermore the participants should aspire to make a career in the international water sector. The participants may come from a variety of backgrounds: engineering, natural sciences, economics, social sciences.

Teaching contents and aims

The studies cover a period of four semesters. The first and second semester take place in Cologne, the third semester in Amman. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master thesis. The didactic concept consists of two components: a technical and a social. The technical component provides the participants with the relevant and up to date knowledge necessary to take decisions towards a sustainable management of water resources. The social component is equally important and aims at equipping the participants with the communicative, intercultural and managerial skills necessary to take up leadership positions in the water sector and to work effectively in the framework of international cooperation. In class, modern methods of teaching should be applied such as problem based learning, interactive teaching, concept mapping and computer based learning.

Degree

The participants receive a joint degree Master of Science »Integrated Water Resources Management«, issued by the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jordan.

Language of instruction

English

Start of the program

First semester starts in Cologne each winter term (September).

Scholarships

Interested persons may apply for one of the restricted number of scholarships. Selected participants from Germany may receive a scholarship during their stay in Arab countries. Selected participants from Arab and DAC-list countries may receive a scholarship during the full length of the course.

Partner: University of Jordan

Partner: University of Jordan

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