|Advanced Master (AdvM)
|Water Sustainability: Integrating Technology- and Nature-based Solutions (Think Water)
The Advanced Master Think Water (formerly known as 'Technology for Integrated Water Management') is a unique interdisciplinary programme that combines knowledge and expertise about water from the fields of natural sciences and engineering. The objective of the programme is to educate specialists in water technology and nature-based solutions with thorough understanding of integrated water management, the latest developments in the water sector and challenging global water issues.
It is organised by the University of Antwerp, in collaboration with the Antwerp Maritime Academy as well as other higher education institutes, research institutes and companies in Belgium.
Integrated Water Management is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Climate change and population growth are seriously impacting water resources, and as such water is a central issue in the sustainable development goals. Therefore, the demand for professionals with competences in integrated water management increases worldwide. The advanced master Think Water is an excellent preparation for an exciting career in research, global business, consulting or government.
The courses are taught by lecturers of the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Maritime Academy. Also expertise of guest lecturers from UGent, VUB, UCLouvain and KULeuven is added to the courses. To be able to focus on the practical aspects and implications, guest lecturers from water-related NGO's and companies and industries are invited (possibly within the scope of planned company visits).
Students who successfully complete the whole programme will be awarded the M.Sc. degree Water Sustainability: integrating Technology and Nature-based solutions (Think Water).
To obtain this degree the student should:
Be enrolled for the programme in question under a diploma contract or under an exam contract to obtain a diploma.
Have taken all the exams that the programme encompasses.
Previously have registered for the programme with the examination board.
Have acquired at least 60 ECTS-credits.
Note: Advanced university education in Belgium builds on the foundation of BAMA structure (Bachelor - Master). In advanced university education a distinction is drawn between Master programmes and Master after Master programmes. Think Water is a Master after Master programme.