This year IHE Delft celebrated Friday 13 September with the graduation of more than 20 Masters students from two of our Erasmus Mundus programmes in Flood Risk Management and Groundwater & Global Change.
The students graduated after two years working closely together in several key locations across the world, and made way for the first cohort from the new funding to begin their own adventure in water education.
The two joint programmes offer 2-year Masters degrees across several European universities. In Flood Risk Management, students carried out their studies at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany), Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and IHE Delft (Netherlands), alongside partner organisations Deltares, DHI, HR Wallingford, Rijkswaterstaat, ICHARM of Japan and Institute of Water Modelling of Bangladesh. The students spent the first three semesters in Dresden, Delft, Barcelona and Ljubliana, and the fourth at one of these four partners.
The Joint Masters Programme in Groundwater and Global Change – Impacts and Adaptation, is abbreviated to GroundwatCh, its graduates being commonly known as “GroundwatChers”. Future GroundwatChers study at Portugal’s Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) (part of the University of Lisbon), the Technical University of Dresden, and IHE Delft. A further 15 partners are also associated with the programme, focusing on course development, optimizing learning outcomes, employability and integrating relevant research results.
Applications for the editions starting in 2020 opens on 1 October 2019, for more information on how to apply check the websites of the programmes.
Funding for both programmes was provided by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme.