Advanced Master in Water Sustainability: Integrating Technology and Nature-Based Solutions (Think Water) (M.Sc.)

General

Program Description

This program learns to independently contribute to knowledge development, scientific research and practical applications in the field of water technology, nature-based solutions, and integrated water management.

The main objective of this interdisciplinary study programme is the education of 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.

Program Content

The programme focuses on:

  • The interaction between classical technology and nature-based solutions
  • A thorough knowledge of the functioning of the whole water system
  • Innovative and integrated solutions to all types of water management problems
  • Real life applications, projects and the many uses of our water systems through close collaboration with companies, research institutes and governments

128924_CampusGroenborgerpreview_GebouwZ2.jpgThis interdisciplinary approach provides the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of water technology and nature-base solutions because of the combination of fundamental and applied sciences, which makes this Advanced Master unique in the world.

We teach in an interactive, practical way. You are expected to actively participate in class discussions, analyse cases, prepare presentations, report by means of group papers and engage in computer-assisted exercises. All courses focus on the practical application of concepts in real life. Research groups in the faculties, centres and institutes concerned are closely involved in the programme. In each course, you will learn about good practices from around globe and analyse real life cases.

Carreer Path

Tackling water problems is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. The demand for interdisciplinary and integrated competences usable in water-related research and development increases worldwide. The Advanced Master Think Water is an excellent preparation for an exciting career in research, global business, consulting or government.

Why choose UAntwerp?

Excursions, for example to wastewater treatment plants, are part of the Advanced Master Think Water. I appreciate the exposure as it helps to widen my perspective. I can experience how theory is put into practice and that it can actually work. This will make it easier for me to transport the knowledge I acquired to the Philippines. In the second semester an intensive and international course on integrated water management (Case River 21) was organised. Working with students from other universities/countries with different backgrounds was a truly great experience.”

Eve Radam | Philippines

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Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Antwerp is ranked 7th in THE Young Universities Rankings 2019: Millenial universities. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. 19% of o ... Read More

The University of Antwerp is ranked 7th in THE Young Universities Rankings 2019: Millenial universities. It has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third-largest university in Flanders. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. Read less