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The International Master in Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering (NARMEE) is a master’s programme jointly offered by
- the Lincoln University in Canterbury, New Zealand (LU): www.lincoln.ac.nz
- the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU): https://www.czu.cz/en/
- and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU): www.boku.ac.at/en
NARMEE is a two year master’s programme in the areas of sustainable management, planning and design of natural resources, related biogeochemical cycles, landscapes and environments, ecological engineering, and business for sustainability. Building on a sound understanding of fundamental natural and socioeconomic processes and properties of natural resources, NARMEE provides manifold opportunities to specialise in thematic fields such as agro-municipal resource management, ecological engineering and risk management, nature conservation and biodiversity management, global resources and sustainability management, or human dimension and socio-economic aspects of sustainable development.
General objective: The programme intends to qualify the graduates for an international career in the fields of resource management and ecological engineering through studies at two universities with similar profile but different focus on teaching and research. This setting intends to add a global dimension to the learning outcomes of this curriculum.
After completing the programme, NARMEE graduates will qualify for the sustainable management of natural resources and environmental risks in relation to their specialisation areas by integrating technical, economic, ecological, social and cultural skills. Career opportunities:
Within the thematic field covered by NARMEE and the elected specialisations, the graduates of this master curriculum will qualify for employments and entrepreneurship related to the management of natural resources and ecological engineering of environmental risks. Professional fields and types of employment may include:
- Consultancy in environmental resource management and ecological engineering at national, EU and international level;
- Business for sustainability and development;
- Employment in international organisations dealing with resource management, environmental and sustainability issues (e.g. FAO, WHO);
- Employment in European agencies dealing with resource management, environmental and sustainability issues (e.g. EU Commission and associated agencies);
- Employment in and consultancy for non-governmental organizations and development agencies;
- Employment in national governmental organisations (e.g. environmental departments);
- Employment in communities and community-owned associations and enterprises related to resource and environmental risk management;
- Employment in public and private education systems / organizations (may require additional didactic qualifications);
- Employment in public and private research organisations and the higher education sector (e.g. universities, colleges, research units of national states and EU).