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Event Bicultural Master Course “Integrated Water Resource Management for Arab and German Professionals”

The new Master course “Integrated Water Resource Management for Arab and German Professionals” started successfully with the first two intakes and applications for the upcoming batch are now highly welcome.

The Master program will be offered to 10 selected Arab applicants and 10 selected German applicants. The preparatory course, as well as the first term, will be offered in Amman (WERSC, University of Jordan), Jordan. The second term will be offered in Cologne (ITT, Cologne University of Applied Sciences), Germany. During the third term the students will work on their master thesis related to the Arab or German water sector.

Besides the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), students will also be imparted with professional skills, which are essential for the success of international projects: intercultural knowledge, project and information management, communication and leadership skills.

A distinctiveness of this Master course is its emphasis on the bicultural aspect. Each elective is conceived and taught together both by an Arab and a German Lecturer. Additionally, students work throughout the program in tandem aiming at a mutual exchange of language and culture. The exchange of social and economic aspects of both countries occupies an important part in the Master course.

The Arab students shall be granted full scholarships for the entire duration of the course, whereas the German students shall receive a partial scholarship covering their journey to Jordan and their stay during the Master thesis in an Arab country.

The applicants for this Master Program should fulfil the following requirements:

•    Have a Bachelors Degree
•    Working experience in the field of Water is preferable
•    Must demonstrate willingness and ability to undertake future management and leadership functions
•    Must be motivated to learn and work in a bicultural environment (Arab-German)
•    Must be proficient in English

Application Deadline for Applicants: March 31st, 2009.

Contact information Andreas Böhler ; Silke Meilwes / Jörn Trappe, Dipl. Geoökol. Jörn Trappe, M.Sc. ; Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics Cologne University of Applied Sciences Betzdorfer Straße 2, 50679 Köln, Germany / Prof. Dr. Hartmut Gaese, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Institute for Technology and Resources Management, in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) / Prof. Dr. Manar Fayyad, University of Jordan, Amman, Chemistry Department, Jordan (email: ; ; ; ; ;
Phone: +49 221 8275 2765 ; +49 221 8275 2727 /+49-221-8275-2111 (office) , +49-221-8275-2774 (secretary), Fax. +49-221-8275-2736 / Tel/Fax: +49 221 8275 2774/2736 / Tel/Fax: +962 5355 000/560
Event type Training
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Source The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), COLOGNE, GERMANY
Geographical coverage Jordan, Germany
Address Amman, Jordan / Cologne, Germany
Organizer Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, COLOGNE, GERMANY, and Water and Environmental Research and Study Center, AMMAN, JORDAN, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Target audience International
Period 01/07/2009
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH , GERMAN