Aster Kenea

Country: Ethiopia

MSc Programme: Environmental Science

Specialization: Environmental Science and Technology

Year: 2012/2014

What made you decide to study this particular program?
Environment related problems are affecting the livelihoods of millions of people in Ethiopia. Studying this program enables me to build the capability in proposing sustainable solutions and contribute to improving the lifestyle of the society. 
 
 
Can you say something about studying in Delft/the Netherlands? (Cultural and social experiences)
Studying in Delft is like getting a life time experience, in which one can apply the acquired knowledge in any circumstances. I am so privileged to meet people from all over the world with different cultures and experiences. Education is not all about having lectures in a class, the time that I had with different people at IHE Delft is the best lesson in my life. 
 
 
 What kind of professional background do you need to succeed in this program?
Preferably, environment related backgrounds are the most important ones to have a good insight of the course. However, if you have any natural science background for instance engineering, applied science, natural resources, agriculture you can easily succeed in the EST program. In my class we are from diversified disciplines and we are all doing well. 
 
Why should new students/water professionals choose this program?
EST really provides detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of environmental systems and its interaction from different perspectives for solving environmental problems.
 
 
Do you have any advice for new students?
Here enormous opportunities are available for you to upgrade one step-up in your future career. So manage your time and do your best to make use out of it.
 
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