|Location||With almost 20,000 students in 10 faculties, the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) is the largest institution of its kind in Germany. Due to its spectrum of research and wide range of high quality courses, Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a popular cooperation partner, maintaining numerous contacts with universities worldwide as well as with trade and industry. Cologne is a city of trade fairs and media, has international flair and offers a variety of cultural activities.|
|Course focus||The two-year postgraduate programme “Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics” provides young German and foreign graduates with additional subject-related know-how deal- ing with appropriate technologies in the tropics and subtropics, as well as fundamental skills in resource management.
The global food, water and energy crises force us to develop new strategies and means of managing natural resources. Therefore, experts with a wide range of knowledge to analyse complex human- environmental systems and develop appropriate solutions are in great demand. Tropical and subtropical regions typically face particular challenges due to pressures from population growth and economic development combined with highly vulnerable environments. The objective of the M.Sc. “Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics” (TERMA) is to provide the participants with the appropriate knowledge and skills to analyse current problems related to the usage and management of land, water and energy resources on various scales and develop adequate solutions towards sustainable development. To this end, the ITT emphasises a holistic approach, combining technological, economic and socio-political aspects of environmental and resources management.
It is recommended that all students travel and become acquainted with a tropical or subtropical country in preparation for their Master’s thesis.
The ITT may arrange contact with a university or institution of international cooperation for in-country association. Students are often integrated in current research projects.
Graduates of the M.Sc. programme TERMA possess an in-depth knowledge of all relevant aspects of natural resources management with a focus on water, land and environment, energy or regional planning. They are familiar with interdisciplinary, solution-based, analytical skills and tools appropriate to meet the demands faced by employees at all levels in both the public and the private sectors. Graduates find employment in:
|Target group||Scientists working in the fields of engineering, natural sciences, geosciences, agriculture, forestry, architecture or informatics who are interested in a position in the field of international cooperation as well as technology and resource management in the tropics and subtropics. In individual cases it is possible that graduates of other faculties can also be granted admission. The examination board of the ITT reserves the right to decide on such cases.|
|Degree Awarded||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Course Begins||End of September every year|
|Course Duration||24 months|
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||4 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)|