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MSc Integrated Resources Management
United Nations University (UNU) Flores / TU Dresden, Germany
NU-FLORES will engage in postgraduate education in line with its mandate and in cooperation with its partners. A Master of Science (MSc) programme will be established in cooperation with TU Dresden aiming at providing a solid understanding of all aspects of integrated resources management.
Topic: Drought; Water; Food
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: See Website

Executive Summer School (ESS) on Global Environmental Policy
University of Geneva
In the unique context of the International Geneva setting, the Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy provides a special opportunity for participants to enlarge their competencies in order to address complex environmental issues.
Topic: training in capacity building
Starting Date: 31/08/2014 Application Date: 30/04/2014
Duration: 31/08/2014 – 12/09/2014

MSc Climate Change
The University of East Anglia
The MSc in Climate Change is based in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV). The course is designed to provide you with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change science, society and policy. The course content equips our graduates for careers in areas as diverse as government agencies, business consultancies and academia.
Topic: Climate Change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Curso de la Escuela Latinoamericana de Física de Suelos
Universidad Mayor de San Marcos / Universidad Agraria La Molina, Lima, Perú
Are you a professionals or students from Latin America and want to receive the most modern knowledge in Soil Physics through prestigious professors and researchers from different countries in the world? Apply now for the 2014 version of the Latin American School of Soil Physics (ELAFIS), which will focus specifically on “Applications for precision agriculture, land degradation and extreme climate events (drought, frost) assessment"
Topic: Drought
Starting Date: 17/11/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 10 days

Master Oficial en Tecnologías Avanzadas para el Desarrollo Agroforestal
Universidad de Valladolid y Fundación Carolina, España
The rural world, and in particular the agroforestry sector, demand a harmonious development that integrates the new technological advances within a sustainable framework. Learn how to apply new technologies for the sustainable development of agro-forestry and agri-environmental systems with this master's degree offered by the University of Valladolid in Spain.
Topic: Food; Forests; Drought; Water
Starting Date: 01/09/2014 Application Date: 13/03/2014
Duration: 10 months

Master Oficial en Gestión Integral del Agua
Universidad de Cádiz y Fundación Carolina, España
Would you like to develop your abilities in all scientific, engineering and social aspects that refer to the sustainable management of the water? Learn how to carry out management of the water resources in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social justice, through this Masters degree course offered by the University of Cadiz in Spain
Topic: Water
Starting Date: 01/10/2014 Application Date: 13/03/2014
Duration: One year

Master of Agriculture
University of Sydney
This Master of Agriculture is focused on providing you with the knowhow and skills to address and create solutions for the most challenging issues of our time affecting agriculture and the management of our natural resources, such as food security, climate change , carbon, water and the environment.
Topic: Food; Climate Change; Water
Starting Date: 01/07/2014 Application Date: 28/02/2014
Duration: 1 year

Climate change governance (with fellowships)
Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
This course is designed to give participants a full understanding of climate change, its impacts and adaptation and mitigation concepts. It also builds their skills to apply tools for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy and negotiation. The training approach is interactive and hands-on; it includes practical fieldwork and development of individual action plans.
Topic: Education; Climate Change
Starting Date: 08/09/2014 Application Date: 28/07/2014
Duration:  08 - 19 September 2014

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices (DPP)
The Graduate Institute Geneva
Designed for working professionals, this programme contributes to building capacity for sustainable and effective development activities that are equitable and respectful of cultural and social diversity. this program aims to strengthe analytical and leadership skills
Topic: training in capacity building
Starting Date: 01/08/2014 Application Date: 31/03/2014
Duration: 6 months

Agricultural University of Iceland, Doctoral Programme
Agricultural University of Iceland
The Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) is an educational and research institution in the field of agriculture and environmental sciences. The main focus is on the conservation and sustainable use of land and animal resources, including traditional agriculture, horticulture and forestry, environmental planning, restoration sciences, rural development and sustainable development.
Topic: Food; Drought
Starting Date: Application Date: 15/04/2014
Duration:

Master of Arts in Development Studies - Major in Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies (AFES)
International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), The Netherlands
Can we feed the world and achieve economic development while conserving ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of peasants and the rural poor? How do we understand and tackle the interlinked agrarian and environmental crises? This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and confronting the impacts of global capitalist development on agrarian structures and environmental systems.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Drought; Food
Starting Date: 01/09/2014 Application Date: 01/07/2014
Duration: 15 months

Post-graduate Diploma Programme in Poverty Analysis in Tanzania
The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in partnership with the Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
The Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programme in Poverty analysis, launched with the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to train policy analysts and researchers who are actively involved in research on poverty, vulnerability and socio-economic security and development and/or in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes aimed at reducing poverty and universalizing socio-economic security for the protection of the poor.
Topic: Poverty Reduction
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 Year

Master in Rural Development and Food Security
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Food security presents different challenges in different parts of the world, from a growing number of large-scale high-external input farms which are producing for the world market, to the existence of small-scale subsistence-oriented farms that produce for local markets, where the poor and rural population buy their food. Many answers to the problems of food-distribution systems are provided in this programme.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction
Starting Date: 01/10/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year    

MSc. Environmental Science / Water Quality Management
UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
This course introduces you to water quality management (WQM) in the catchment, urban and rural environments, and provides you the technical knowledge and management skills for decision-making and environmental planning
Topic: Water
Starting Date: 17/10/2014 Application Date: 01/08/2014
Duration: 18 months

Master of Environmental Science and Law
University of Sidney
The Master of Environmental Science and Law is an innovative course involving interdisciplinary study across the fields of science and law. It is designed to integrate disciplines normally considered separately.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests; Water; training in capacity building
Starting Date: 01/07/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)

Food and Agri Business Management Program
Cornell University
The Food and Agri Business Management Program from Cornell University and Sathguru Management Consultants is arranged every year to keep pace with the dynamically changing agri business sector worldwide.
Topic: Food
Starting Date: 22/07/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 10 Days

Joint programme International Migration and Social Cohesion (Erasmus Mundus)
University of Amsterdam
The Joint European Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO) is a two-year international Master's with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union which offers students the unique opportunity to study international migration in three European countries. The students are selected on the basis of their qualifications. The programme also offers Erasmus Mundus Student and Scholar Scholarships.
Topic: Migration
Starting Date: 01/09/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 2 years

Master en Biodiversidad, Paisajes y Gestión Sostenible
Universidad de Navarra
El máster en Biodiversidad, Paisajes y Gestión Sostenible propone un estudio abierto, práctico, interdisciplinar e integrado del medio ambiente, de su biodiversidad, de las actividades humanas, y de los paisajes en los que se expresan, con el fin de fomentar una gestión más sostenible.
Topic: Biodiversity
Starting Date: 01/09/2014 Application Date:
Duration: 1 year

Forest Ecology and Management (M.Sc.)
University of Freiburg

The M.Sc. course “Forstwissenschaften/Forest Sciences" focuses on the sustainable use of forested landscapes. On the one hand, forests provide wood and need to be managed economically, whereas on the other hand, wildlife protection, biodiversity conservation and other ecosystem services must also be considered. Drawing on the strength and international experience of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, students will acquire the knowledge, methods and skills that are essential for understanding and managing forested landscapes in order to balance these different and sometimes opposing values.

Appliation: Until July 15, 2014 (May for applicants from countries   which require a visa)

Topic: Forests
Starting Date: 15/10/2014 Application Date: 15/07/2014
Duration: 2 years / 4 semesters

United Nations University Intensive Core Courses (UNU-IC)
United Nations University - Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)
Take this opportunity to expand your theoretical and empirical knowledge during the five-weeks intensive core courses organized by the United Nations University and focusing on the UN System and global challenges, global change and sustainability, international peace and security, and international co-operation and development.
Topic: Climate Change; Biodiversity; Forests; Food; Renewable Energy
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 5 weeks

Food Chain Systems Msc/PgDip
Cranfield University
Cranfield's Food Chain Systems MSc represents a unique offering within the UK and Europe in that it examines the whole of the food chain from pre-harvest to market through the integration of science, technology and management.
Topic: Food
Starting Date: 15/10/2014 Application Date: 30/08/2014
Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Health and the Environment MSc/PgDip
Cranfield University
This course promotes the development of holistic integrated strategies to tackle emerging environment and health issues.
Topic: Biodiversity; Water; Drought
Starting Date: 15/10/2014 Application Date: 30/08/2014
Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time

Environmental Risk Management MSc/PgCert/PgDip
Cranfield University
This MSc programme provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of the key tools, techniques and management concepts to expertly inform and influence environmental risk decisions on a local and strategic/national level.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Drought; Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year full-time, two to five years part-time.

Master of Sustainable Development
Macquarie University
The focus of the degree is on how to effect changes towards sustainable development, and the development of practical skills in leading change processes. You will have options to develop capabilities in a diverse range of disciplinary options from the environment to international politics or organisational management according to professional need.
Topic: Poverty Reduction; Education
Starting Date: 03/03/2014 Application Date: 10/01/2014
Duration: 1 year

MSc. In Water Science and Egineering / Agricultural Water Management for Enhanced Land and Water Productivity
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
In this masters degree course you will learn to deal with the scientific and engineering knowledge needed for the sustainable management of water for agriculture, learn about irrigation and drainage, agronomy, hydrology and hydrodynamics.
Topic: Water; Drought; Food
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 20 Months

MSc. In Water Science and Egineering / Agricultural Water Management for Arid and semi-Arid Climates
Haramaya University, Ethiopia / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
In this Masters degree course you will learn to deal with the development, adaptation and management of agricultural water management and flood protection provisions for arid and semi-arid climates.
Topic: Water; Drought; Food
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 24 months. Apply now for 2014!

MSc. In Water Management / Water Resources Management
UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
This specialization is designed for engineers and managers responsible for planning, developing and implementing water resources projects and programmes.
Topic: Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

MSc. Environmental Science / Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand / UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
In this course you will be introduced to research and development leading to technologies that address environmental problems, and learn to interact with stakeholders, managers and policy makers for appropriate remedial actions.
Topic: Water; Biodiversity; Forests
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 20 Months

MSc. Climate Change and International Development
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
The MSc Climate Change and International Development degree has been designed to meet the career needs of people working in international development and climate change policy and practice. The course will cover a range of issues surrounding international and local dimensions, particularly the questions of mitigation and adaptation in resource-poor and vulnerable settings.
Topic: Climate Change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)

MA Agriculture and Rural Development
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
The MA Agriculture and Rural Development offers cutting-edge insights and skills on the linkages between agriculture and rural development. As these topics have moved back to the top of the international development agenda, the Masters provides first-class training on how agriculture can contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development in low income countries.
Topic: Food; Poverty Reduction
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)

MA in Climate and Society (with schorlarships for the Caribbean)
Earth Institute Columbia University, USA
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment.
Topic: Climate Change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year

Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
La carrera de Ciencias Ambientales tiene cinco años de duración y su plan de estudios está estructurado en Un Ciclo Básico (CBC) que tiene como objetivo principal brindar una formación básica y general; un Ciclo de Formación Profesional, en el cual se avanza en la formación específica en temas ambientales. Este ciclo incluye asignaturas obligatorias y electivas y actividades complementarias de integración.
Topic: Biodiversity; Climate Change; Forests
Starting Date: Application Date: 15/02/2014
Duration: 5 years

Renewable Energy Technology MSc/PgCert/PgDip
Cranfield University
The MSc in Renewable Energy Technology develops professional engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills and ability to analyse current and future energy engineering problems, and design and implement appropriate solutions, taking into account the social, environmental, technical, regulatory and commercial issues and constraints.
Topic: Renewable Energy
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year full-time, two to five years part-time.

Water Process - Advanced Professional Master (MTech)
Cranfield University
The MTech Water Processes is the ideal programme for individuals who want to make a real difference to delivering reliable water supplies, or to maintaining and enhancing river and ground water quality.
Topic: Water
Starting Date: 15/10/2014 Application Date: 30/08/2014
Duration: 2 Years

Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc/PgCert/PgDip
Cranfield University
Water is coming under increasing pressure from demographic and climatic changes. Develop your understanding of water and wastewater systems through innovative teaching, achieved by blending theory, application and practice!
Topic: Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: One year full-time, two to five years part-time.

Short course: Integrated pest management and food safety
Wageningen University
In recent decades, consumers have become increasingly concerned about the quality and safety of their food. Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. But while there are plentiful technical solutions, the application of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is still a struggle for many farmers.
Topic: Food
Starting Date: 19/05/2014 Application Date: 07/04/2014
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Facilitating water stewardship from a basin perspective
Wageningen University

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a process through which people can develop a vision, agree on shared values and behaviour, make informed decisions and act together to manage natural resources of the basin.

Topic: Water
Starting Date: 16/06/2014 Application Date: 15/05/2014
Duration: Two weeks

Short course: Competing claims on natural resources
Wageningen University

To deal with conflicting interests and power imbalances, you will need a competing claims approach on natural resources. This two week course provides you with tools for natural resource management, based on extensive research.

Topic: Forests; Biodiversity; Water; Drought
Starting Date: 03/03/2014 Application Date: 20/01/2014
Duration: Two weeks

Master of Environmental Management (MEM)
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA
The Master of Environmental Management degree prepares students for careers in environmental policy and analysis, green business, design and planning, conservation and stewardship, education, consulting, and journalism. The program requires coursework from the diverse perspectives of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on the complex relationships among science, management, and policy.
Topic: Climate Change; Water; Drought; Biodiversity; Forests; Renewable Energy
Starting Date: 02/08/2014 Application Date: 15/01/2014
Duration: 2 years

International Rural Development MSc RAC UK
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester UK
This course explores whether the current approach to food production and the management of natural resources is sustainable.
Topic:
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc RAC UK
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester UK
The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc combines the principles of sustainable development with an examination of the various systems of food production in the context of providing a secure supply to meet the ever-changing requirements of a growing world population.
Topic: Food
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration:

Especialización: Gestión y Conservación de Espacios Naturales (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Las figuras de protección de las áreas naturales pueden tener un papel preponderante en los próximos años como experimentación de modelos de desarrollo sostenible. Los espacios naturales tienden a avanzar hacia una diversificación de sus posibilidades, ofreciendo funciones de ocio y desarrollo, además de las clásicas conservacionistas.
Topic: Biodiversity; Forests; Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 - 6 months

Especialización: Aplicación de Energías Renovables (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
El impacto ambiental ocasionado por la manipulación y transformación de las distintas fuentes de energía convencionales, ha generado un nuevo marco diferente al que se produjo durante la crisis energética del petróleo del año 1973: el calentamiento global de la tierra, el agujero de la capa de ozono, la lluvia ácida, la desertización, el almacenaje de los residuos radiactivos, etc., han propiciado una concienciación de las sociedades industrializadas.
Topic: Renewable Energy
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 - 6 months

Especialización: Gestión Integral del Agua (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
El agua es un bien escaso, imprescindible para la vida y el mantenimiento de los ecosistemas. Sin embargo, las actividades humanas acaban por alterar sus características impidiendo su retorno a los cauces naturales de los ríos. Es por ello que se hace indispensable un tratamiento que, en la medida de lo posible, devuelva al agua sus características originales.
Topic: Water
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 3 - 6 months

Máster en Energías Renovables (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
A lo largo de la historia, los grupos sociales han seleccionado sus sistemas energéticos en función de dos grupos de variables: disponibilidad técnica y viabilidad económica. Tan sólo recientemente se ha contemplado una nueva variable que puede suponer la aceptación, o bien el rechazo de todo un sistema energético en función de los impactos ambientales que su uso pudiera provocar: el factor ambiental.
Topic: Renewable Energy
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 - 2 years

Master en Cambio Climático (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Al margen de intereses particulares, todavía hoy existe un gran desconocimiento sobre los mecanismos del cambio climático y sus repercusiones sobre la biodiversidad, sistemas de producción y población en general, de ahí la necesidad de contar con personal cualificado para llevar a cabo actuaciones y tomar decisiones en la lucha contra el calentamiento global.
Topic: Climate Change
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1 - 2 years

Especialización: Recuperación de Suelos Contaminados (programa a distancia)
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana
Se define contaminación de un suelo como aquél en el que se encuentran sustancias a una concentración superior a la normal y que suponen un riesgo para el ecosistema y/o salud de las personas. El suelo es especialmente importante, ya que funciona como un reactor complejo capaz de realizar funciones de filtración, descomposición, neutralización, inactivación y almacenamiento, entre otras. Es por ello que actúa como barrera protectora de otros medios más sensibles, como los hidrológicos y biológicos.
Topic: Drought
Starting Date: Application Date:
Duration: 1- 3 months

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