Masters Programs in Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences refer to those sciences that use scientific methods to study nature and have a naturalistic approach to the study of the universe. This field of study is extremely developed and includes many branches, such as Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Oceanography, Geographic Sciences, Mathematics and Ecology, all of which are possible areas for study within a Master in Natural Sciences program. The disciplines provide a basis for applied sciences that bring theory to life and practical use. With a degree from a Master in Natural Sciences program, students can have a variety of career opportunities in educational institutions, research facilities, private companies, and public or non-profit organizations.

As the modern times require new inventions and cutting edge technologies, natural sciences develop further and start to explore the cross-discipline fields, where the distinctions between the various disciplines are not sharp. Chemical physics, Biochemistry, Geoinformatics and Nanoscience are good examples to demonstrate what interdisciplinary studies can result in. These are all areas that can be studied in Master in Natural Sciences programs.

If you are looking for a Master in Natural Sciences, this is the place to be. Have a look at the various programs below, offered by universities from around the world. Choose the Master in Natural Sciences program that you like best and send a request for free information to the school to learn even more about the programs.

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Master - Environmental Protection

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne + 1 more

The main objective of the program is train an environmental specialist who [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Master Study Program “Environmental Protection” The main objective of the program is train an environmental specialist who is able to deal with any business or industrial project with an impact on the environment. Program based on multidisciplinary approach. Program aimed to graduates who want to enrich their profile by incorporating technical knowledge and methodology in the field of environmental engineering, in both national and international companies. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English. Qualification awarded: Professional Master in Environmental Protection  and Professional qualification  “Environmental Engineer” Admission requirements: - for 3 semesters studies: Professional or academic bachelor's degree or 2 nd level professional higher education with length of studies being at least 4 years (240 ECTS) including a completed practice with value at least 30 ECTS) in environmental science or related environmental and engineering sub-sector - for 4 semesters studies:  Professional or academic bachelor’s degree or professional higher education (length of studies at least 3 years (180 ECTS) but a practice with value at least 30 ECTS is not completed) in environmental science or related environmental and engineering sciences Duration of studies: 1,5 or 2 years of full and 2 or 2,5 years of part-time studies. Study program consists of 2 parts: - Part A – compulsory courses (general) - Part B – elective courses (specialization) To complete study program... [-]

Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. [+]

Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Cutting-edge science and high quality teaching Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. The CHYN research themes focus on subsurface water and energy resources, with special emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of operational hydrogeology, hydro- dynamics, hydrochemistry, geochemistry, geothermics, geostatistics and mathematical modelling. A unique training opportunity Moving towards sustainable use of subsurface water and energy resources is a major challenge for our society and for geoscientists in particular. This Master degree, unique in Switzerland, offers a complete introduction to the current scientific approaches to address this challenge. Designed by the CHYN dedicated staff, the program delivers a comprehensive hydrogeological training that covers the relevant physical, chemical, biological and thermal processes, as well as key field investigation techniques. Intense teaching during three semesters provides students with core knowledge and specific skills in hydrogeology and geothermics. The fourth semester is devoted to an individual research project to be carried out internally or in collaboration with external partners. Specific strengths The technical skills related to groundwater prospection and abstraction, as well as to reservoir characterization and protection are an important part of the program. Particular emphasis is laid upon groundwater contamination processes and remediation issues, and prospection and exploitation of geothermal resources at low, medium and high depths. Degree awarded Master of Science in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Credits 120... [-]

Master's Programme in Toxicology

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. The programme prepares students for either a research or professional career and provides a solid platform for doctoral studies in toxicology or work in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or industry. Programme presentation The Master's Programme in Toxicology was one of the first toxicology programmes in the world. The programme is unique in its two-year cohesive focus on toxicology and human health. The programme utilises its close connection to high-quality research and risk assessment work at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - the main centre for education and training in toxicology and health risk assessment in Sweden, and collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industries, national authorities (for example the Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish National Food Administration), Swetox and the Swedish Poison Information Centre, as well as with scientists at other departments both within and outside KI. The programme includes principles in toxicology, toxicokinetics, target organ toxicity, biochemical and molecular toxicological methods, mechanisms of toxicity and mode of action, toxicity testing, laboratory animal science, alternative methods to animal testing, histopathology, statistics, epidemiology, and health risk assessment. This first part of the programme provides students with a general, advanced toxicological grounding, upon which they then base a personal line of inquiry to probe more deeply into experimental research or risk/safety assessment by taking elective and/or project courses. Programme outline *might be subject to changes Semester 1... [-]

Master in Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Towson University - College of Business & Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Towson

Towson's Master of Science (MSc.) in applied and industrial mathematics (APIM) prepares you for high-demand careers in industry, government and academia. The APIM program emphasizes mathematical modeling, numerical computations, chaotic dynamics, queuing systems, financial systems and statistical analysis. [+]

Why Earn a Master's Degree in Applied and Industrial Mathematics? Towson's Master of Science in applied and industrial mathematics (APIM) prepares you for high-demand careers in industry, government and academia. The APIM program emphasizes mathematical modeling, numerical computations, chaotic dynamics, queuing systems, financial systems and statistical analysis. You will apply your knowledge outside of the classroom in a variety of research and internship opportunities. A Degree that Works The graduate program emphasizes numerical, algorithmic and computational problem-solving methods, and prepares you for careers in operations research, stochastic modeling, financial data analysis, statistics and more. The Applied and Industrial Mathematic Program offers two tracks. In the APIM you choose to focus your studies in either Differential Equations/Optimization or Applied Statistics/Mathematical Finance. If you prefer to study part-time you can take advantage of the program's flexible evening schedule. Advance Your Career Unlike most graduate programs in mathematics, Towson's applied master's gives you hands-on training through capstone coursework and required applied research projects. You will gain professional experience and learn to apply your skills in a two-term intern¬ship. Internship opportunities include projects in local industry or government and on-campus projects with faculty. Take the Lead With access to Towson's innovative Applied Mathematics Lab (AML), M.S. you gain leadership experience while working with undergraduates and faculty on research projects sponsored by corporations and government agencies. Past sponsors include Westinghouse Electrical Corporation, Citicorp of Maryland, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Bell Atlantic, the Science Application International Corporation and the National Institute of Justice. Application Deadline This program... [-]

Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 30 months September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen Arnhem + 2 more

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. For EU students Translating research into products The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field. During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes. Professional opportunities The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects. You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research. Two-year course taught in English The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course. Master in Molecular Life Sciences Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria: - You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science or... [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges. The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting edge techniques. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study; apply their knowledge in biological sciences to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biological sciences; demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biological sciences research; perform experimental work under guidance, interpret and analyse results, write reports; clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Career Options A biological sciences degree provides you with the skills to... [-]

Master of Environmental Policy

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. Course Structure The four-semester, 16-course iMEP program is designed to capture the skills necessary for a new generation of environmental leaders. It is the first in the world to draw together the important core requirements in environmental management and public policy. These include economics, political science, sociology, history, law, statistics and environmental science. Year 1 Environmental Economics Statistics and Program Evaluation for Environmental Policy Environmental Policy Analysis 1 Elective Environmental Science Environmental Economics Policy Practicum Environmental Policy Process 1 Elective Year 2 Master's Project Capstone* 3 Electives Master's Project Capstone* Environmental Law, Governance and Regulation 2 Electives *Under faculty supervision, small groups of students will work with clients to develop solutions to real-world environmental policy challenges. International Opportunities Building on the strong relationship between the iMEP program and Duke University, iMEP students will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where they will interact with the broader Duke faculty, gain additional English-language experience, and build networks with US-based contacts. At the same time, the program will bring students pursuing a master’s degree from the Nicholas and Sanford schools to Duke Kunshan,... [-]

MSC IN Environmental Management and Sustainability

University of Malta
Campus Full time 13 months September 2017 Malta Valletta

The Master's programme in Environmental Management and Sustainability is an accelerated, 12-month, international double degree programme. Students completing the programme receive a Master of Science degree from both James Madison Uinversity and the University of Malta. [+]

This dual programme, in collaboration with James Madison University, starts in September and ends the following August. All coursework is undertaken in Malta between September 2016 to May 2017 and students work independently during the summer months to complete a capstone project. The degree is flexible, and enables each student to design a programme of studies that meets their long-term career goals. The curriculum provides a foundation for both natural resource conservation as well as sustainability management. The educational benefits of the programne are not limited to the classroom. As a small Mediterranean island, Malta is a wonderful living laboratory for the study and practice of sustainability. A number of field experiences provide a hands-on feel for both sustainable technologies and resource conservation. The field experience includes site work at a nature park in Italy. Expert faculty from both the University of Malta and JMU are involved in all teaching and instruction, providing participants with valuable international viewpoints. Intercultural awareness and deepened self-confidence grow from working with students and faculty from around the world. Graduates will become well versed in the science of environmental sustainability and management and acquire an understanding of its practical applications. The programme is appropriate for both recent graduates and for those who are already working. It will allow you to experience sustainability challenges first-hand and significantly enhance your employment prospects. For further information visit: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/msc-environmental-management-and-sustainability [-]

MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Upper East Side + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Course work addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis All classes are in the evenings and on weekends The program is offered onsite and online (live classes delivered via videoconferencing at set class times) Requires a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio. MPS-S Curriculum (30 Credits — based on full-time study) 1st Semester 725 History & Theory of Sustainability in the Interior Environment (2 credits) 726 Principles of Sustainable Design in... [-]

MPhil in Atmospheric Environmental Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong

The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Atmospheric Environmental Science. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. [+]

The Environment has been degrading at an alarming rate mainly due to the unsustainable development and the unsustainable use of natural resources. Although environmental conservation has developed significantly over the past few decades, environmental problems have been evolving both in terms of nature and scale. Methods of resolving many environmental problems remain controversial. The MPhil program aims to train postgraduate students to conduct independent research in Atmospheric Environmental Science. Submission and successful defense of a thesis based on original research are required. Research Foci The Environment Science Programs have three main research themes as follows: Air and Water: Includes their relation to climate change. Environmental Change: Studies investigate on regional and local scales, and explore their global effects and implications. Economic and Social Impact: The effect of and solutions to environmental problems. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language Admission Requirements You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*: TOEFL-iBT 80 TOEFL-pBT 550 IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and all sub-scores: 5.5 *If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements. For more program details, please visit here. [-]

Master Biomass and Waste for Energy and Materials (BiWEM)

Ecole Des Mines D’Albi-Carmaux | EMAC
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Albi

The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable biological or thermochemical processes for the conversion of biomass and waste into new materials or energy carriers, within a sustainable development frame. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. ACCREDITATION Master accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Opening in September 2016. KEY WORDS Renewable feedstocks, eco-technology, processing, design, assessment, environmental burdens, green business, social responsability SCHOOL PROPOSING THE MASTER Mines Albi, in co-accreditation with Institut Mines Telecom, Paris, France LANGUAGE OF TEACHING English INCENTIVE Given the current context of natural resource depletion, environmental and public health crises related to air and water pollution, pressures on energy supplies, we are facing a paradigm shift. The linear model “take, make, consume and dispose” is progressively being replaced by a 4R approach “repair, refurbish, reuse and recycle”. The circular economy is becoming day after day a new development strategy for nations. Better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse bring significant net savings for businesses, while also reducing environmental harm and bringing new job opportunities. Turning biomass and waste into a valuable resource is at the heart of this strategy. Generating new materials, processes and markets requires global high-level training, including science, technology, regulatory knowledge, management and economics. All these innovative systems will emerge at the crossroads of process engineering, chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermal science, environmental sciences and economics as well as social sciences and humanities. BiWEM was created to satisfy the growing needs of this dynamic sector. COURSE AIMS The objectives of BiWEM are to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical specialised knowledge in the field of biomass and waste processing. Students in the program will acquire the ability to design economically viable... [-]

Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Iceland Westfjords + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draw... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

 

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]


Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies

Nipissing University
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Ontario

Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. Both programs offer the training and development of graduates capable of contributing to the study of the environment and environmental issues and to the environmental problem solving of the future. Graduates will be prepared for careers in government and industry, working in areas such as environmental policy, impact assessment, scientific research and education. Graduates will also be prepared for further advanced study (e.g. PhD programs) in environmental studies/sciences programs and in specialized fields of geography, hydrology, history, biology, forestry, philosophy, ecology and teaching. Students will be prepared for these endeavors by participating in a uniquely interdisciplinary program in which humanities, social science, and natural science approaches to understanding and solving environmental issues will be fully integrated.​​​​​ Admission requirements While there are several core courses to the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests. Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies. All applicants are required to provide at least... [-]

Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. [+]

The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments. It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country. Topics An introduction to agricultural investment and business models Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country; Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector; Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security; Financial modeling and Financial management; Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts; Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns; Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans. Program Delivery Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty. Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities. Who Should Attend This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for wealth creation. Key Benefits Attending this program will:... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Mathematics And Physical Sciences

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Masters in Natural Sciences. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching of Mathematics and Science Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives 1. To monitor the progress of modern research in their area and collaborate with colleagues to explore issues and problems facing the educational community. 2. Identify and / or produce and test relevant teaching materials and to disperse the teachers of their specialty. 3. To undertake action research and communicate their findings to the school site and in the wider community, eg lectures seminars or otherwise. 4. To serve as reference people, as to the specific items to colleagues both at school... [-]