Masters in Sustainability in Asia

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sustainability seems to be a global movement, with many countries trying to move towards this important ideal of preserving resources for as long as possible. This has proven to be somewhat of a social challenge, which affects everything from individual lifestyles to transportation.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master in Sustainable Development Law

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

It has become necessary for all economic policymakers and stakeholders at the national and international levels to incorporate the concept of sustainability into their development strategies. [+]

Masters in Sustainability in Asia 2017. OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Sustainable Development Law is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs based in legal, diplomatic and ecological domains. In the 21st century, sustainability and in particular, environmental sustainability are major challenges that all nations need to confront. It is widely acknowledged that every country should aim to achieve economic prosperity by creating blueprints for sustainability that clearly outlines environmental, social and economic goals. This curriculum is based on a multidisciplinary approach and students are taught the fundamentals of Sustainable Development Law, which covers the main aspects governing the environment and a wider sustainability agenda. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Sustainable Development Law is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The exclusively designed course schedule includes evening classes from 4:30pm to 8:00pm in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places Cycle Project workshop organized by Srishti and Premsela as part of the DutchDFA program. Disciplines The M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Cultural Studies Ecology and Environment Heritage Conservation Research – Art and Design Urban and Regional Planning LeNS (Learning Network on Sustainability) India Team working on the long-term goals – Visioning Session of LeNS India. Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Learning Networks on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Srishti Films The Kabir Project UNESCO Chair at Srishti While for most respondents the concept of a board game was novel, the game has a potential for communicating the FRA given the pre-requisites – Arpitha Kodiveri, ROOTS Project, Photo Courtesy: DEL Laboratory. Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources Cultural and natural heritage make places more livable. Cultural and natural heritage form the identity of a place Design and planning to respond to local context is more sustainable Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Student in a course on mapping places using GIS, course facilitators – HS Sudhira and Shweta Dange, Course: Making Places. Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in urban design and planning that is culturally and environmentally sustainable Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what is urban sustainability, cultural heritage and natural environment and why heritage contributes to better urban environments An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports GIS and spatial data survey and mapping; 3-D visualization Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, mapping, and community study Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places at different urban scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage. Ability to plan and design in a participatory with as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M.Plan. in Urban Design and Sustainability would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design, urban design, and sustainability design in a variety of creative professional practices such as planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, and housing design. Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built environment, cities, heritage, sustainability and resilience. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design and planning entrepreneur Become an academic in a design program [-]

Master in Community Development

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 China Macau

The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically [+]

Masters in Sustainability in Asia 2017. The rapid and substantial economic development of Macao (and indeed China) must be accompanied by equal efforts in developing people and communities. Macao is a different city demographically, economically, socially, religiously, ethnically, linguistically, with a more focused and distinct identity in the global arena. Not surprisingly, while the outward identity of Macao has greater prominence and focus, inwardly, the city shows the scars of rapid change: dilution of traditional neighbourhoods, apprehension over the arrival of numerous foreign workers, social tensions derived from evolving economic realities, political activism that pacifies individuals, but does not better situations. Therein lies the need to develop persons who learn how to develop communities. Community development focuses on the identification, allocation, and effective use of neighbourhood resources, such as people, formal and informal social groups and leadership structures, economic and financial conditions, and on the mobilisation of these resources to bring the community to a higher level of development. This programme of studies in Community Development at the Master’s level belongs to the academic area of Social Work. It will expose to and train students in the major theoretical and practical approaches to the development of communities. [-]