Environmental Governance and Adaption to Climate Change is a joint study program between the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Tartu. The general objective is to prepare middle managers with comprehensive and specific knowledge and practical skills, who, as specialists, are able to take responsibility and make strategic decisions to formulate and implement environmental management and environmental policy at the international level, considering the climate change and the European Green Deal.
If you are interested in the future of the world and want to have a say in the rapidly changing environment, then EGACC is the program for you. EGACC is an international program designed to teach how to resolve social, environmental, and economic challenges the world is facing today. It covers a very broad field of subjects from policies and legislation to information technology and science in the light of various challenges caused by climatic change. Waste issues, water shortage problems, global warming-induced challenges are all the harsh realities we are facing today, and sadly it is getting worse tomorrow.
More environmental specialists are needed, worldwide on a daily basis, who can find interdisciplinary solutions to these major problems, solutions that appeal to very different audiences from governments to small businesses to individuals. During the courses, you will learn and obtain skills how to build appealing cases which can help to change humanity’s mentality towards a more sustainable global economy, towards green co-operation between all fields and levels of business, politics, industry, and science.
As a student of EGACC program, you will meet like-minded young people from all over the world. We will give you the skills to effectively communicate and to work alongside various nationalities and cultures to find creative solutions to common problems. The curricula provide you with numerous opportunities to put the theoretical knowledge into practice and get a taste of what it actually feels like to work in the field of sustainability and environmental management. The program is designed to engage and to challenge and bring out the best potential and strongest qualities in each student.
You will also encounter various top professionals, mentors, or perhaps even future employers. As a graduate environmental manager, you will be highly valued for your practical and versatile education. A joint diploma from the two universities will be an attractive asset in your portfolio when entering the job market.
Environmental Governance and Adaptation to Climate Change (EGACC):
focuses on high-quality, research-supported education in strategically top-priority fields of sustainable development, climate change, and circular economy;
lays major emphasis on lining the curricula with the latest developments regarding the implementation of the European Green Deal;
supports theoretical knowledge with numerous practical training activities, field courses, and group projects;
provides diverse and flexible curricula, giving students more freedom to shape their study plan regarding personal learning goals;
focuses on green economy and its adaptation from many angles – the acquired knowledge and skills have a direct output for future career options;
provides a unique opportunity for graduates to receive a joint diploma from two universities.
EGACC courses are structured into 4 major blocks:
courses that focus on fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for all environmental governance specialists;
specialization courses that allow students to focus on a narrower field of interest, either in climate, atmospheric processes, and remote sensing; ecotechnology, water management, and treatment; or circular economy and waste recovery;
elective specialty courses that broaden interdisciplinary knowledge, provide a practical and application-based approach to learning;
optional courses which enable personal growth and widening horizons based on students´ educational goals and personal or professional interests.