Call for applications for "International Joint Degree Master's Programme in Limnology & Wetland Management (LWM)"
LWM is a well established international joint degree Masters’ programme, fully accredited in Austria, The Netherlands and Kenya. The programme structure/curriculum consists of three semesters of 4-months each, which are held in Austria (University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna - BOKU), Kenya (Egerton University) and The Netherlands (IHE Delft), followed by a 7-months research period at one of the three partnering institutions, or your home country. LWM students enjoy the complementing expertise of three renowned universities and excellent networking perspectives at global level. All three study locations are world-famous tourist locations - Vienna (Austria), Nakuru/Egerton (Kenya) and Delft (The Netherlands) – hence, LWM students have the added benefit to study where others are going for sight-seeing!
Austrian and Dutch fellowships for applicants from the global south available!
Deadline for submitting the application documents for academic admission is the 15th December 2019!
Application & Info: short.boku.ac.at/al00.html
The LWM Master's programme provides(*) fundamental understanding of the structure and functioning of freshwater ecosystems;(*) expert skills to assess the ecological status of freshwater ecosystems, to plan & carry-out monitoring programmes and to develop suitable conservation & restoration measures; (*) professional skills to apply methods and tools to reduce the degradation of freshwater ecosystems & its services and to develop sustainable management options.
Info Flyer: LWM_Flyer_2020.pdf
Cooperation agreement between Egerton University (Kenya), IHE-Delft (the Netherlands) and BOKU
On 27th of June, the Vice Rectors of the three partners Egerton University, IHE-Delft and BOKU ceremoniously signed the cooperation agreement which forms the foundation of the international Joint Degree Masterprogramme Limnology and Wetlandmanagement.
LWM - Limnology and Wetland Management has been the 1st Joint Degree MSc programme established at BOKU in October 2012 – and the 1st Joint Degree programme at the partner universities IHE Delft, Netherlands and Egerton University, Kenya as well. Still it is the one and only joint degree programme with an African university at BOKU!
LWM is a truly international programme attended by students from Africa, Asia, America and Europe – however, Austrian students are very much attracted as well! Up to now we have had six Austrian students attending the whole LWM programme in Austria, Kenya and The Netherlands, plus 21 BOKU students attending LWM modules in Kenya. Hence, LWM contributes to the implementation of the BOKU internationalisation strategy – via the international joint degree set-up, “internationalisation at home”, student & teacher mobility and international networking. Remarkable is the average study duration of 20 months, which may be BOKU-wide the shortest for a Master’s programme. We are proud to announce that LWM generated 49 graduates so far and we are confident that with this cooperation many more will follow.