Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Flood Risk Management

      The Programme is offered by a consortium consisting of

  UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (the Netherlands)

  Technical University of Dresden (Germany)

  Technical University of Catalonia (Spain)

   University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).


The associated members include European hydraulics laboratories, namely, DHI (Denmark), Deltares (the Netherlands) and HR Wallingford (UK), and key national organisations responsible for flood management, including Rijkswaterstaat (the Netherlands), ICHARM (Japan) and organisations from Bangladesh. These partners bring their specific complementary expertise to the programme.


The programme starts in Dresden, where participants complete their 1st semester with courses on hydro-meteorological processes, global change and its impact, flood risk management and GIS. Then students move to Delft for their 2nd semester where they receive courses on hydroinformatics, modelling for planning, forecasting, control and decision support, hazard mapping, ICT and fluvial flooding and urban flood disasters. Subsequently, the students move to Barcelona to follow part of their 3rd semester with courses on hazards due to flash floods, debris flow, coastal flooding, and climate change. The last part of the 3rd semester is hosted by the University of Ljubljana where students follow courses on spatial planning, and socio-economic and institutional framework of flood risk management. Each semester provides a number of electives, and there are international fieldtrips. Finally, the students carry out their thesis work at one of the four institutes or with an industrial partner. During the 2-year programme students will accumulate 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) study points.


Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded with the MSc diplomas from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Technical University of Dresden, and Technical University of Catalonia.


Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.  

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