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Natural Resources Management

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Language of education
English (100%)
9 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The course emphasizes multidisciplinary aspects of natural resources. Focus lies on three knowledge clusters: Forestry, Agriculture and Environment. The aim is development of practical skills.

Not only increasing population but also growing welfare leads directly, or indirectly, to problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and the contamination of land and water resources.

As evidenced by the seventh of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, which relates to environmental sustainability, as well as other international agendas and agreements, the management of the Earth’s natural resources is of concern to us all.

The ability to monitor and map processes such as deforestation, land use change and environmental degradation is only the first step towards solving environmental problems.

To understand the complexity of factors involved, environmental managers must not only collect relevant data, but also interpret and analyse them to obtain useful information to support decisions that can lead to more sustainable use of our natural resources.

On completion participants will be able to collect, interpret, manage and use Geo-information to support decision making processes in the broad field of Natural Resources Management (NRM).

Instruction modes
Lectures and practicals, self-study, multi-disciplinary project work and hands-on case studies, discussion groups, and a final assignment.

Natural Resources Management (NRM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, NRM systems analysis, information management, and modeling in various fields of NRM, individual assignment.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university, in a dscipline relevant to the programme.

Professional experience

Several years of work experience in a relevant field is recommended.

Language test

Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Cambridge Advanced English C1
Cambridge Professional English C2


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