Institute For Technology And Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics

Introduction

New demographic, economic and climate pressures on the availability of safe and sustainable supplies of food, water, and energy require new strategies to manage our precious natural resources. In order to face this global challenge, the demand for experts who can analyze complex human-environmental system and develop suitable solutions is growing. Tropical and subtropical regions represent a special case as they often have additional challenges and exhibit highly unstable environment. The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) aims to enable people of various technical and cultural backgrounds to better solve the complex issues related to environmental problems with an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach at the graduate and postgraduate level. Studying at the ITT does not only mean achieving a master’s degree but going beyond one’s professional and personal borders. Through manifold training and modern methods of teaching and learning, we realize the concept of lifelong learning and put the student in the center of our education efforts. We believe that our alumni are an important part of the global network of scientists and professionals. We cooperate with key regional, national and international organizations within the fields of resources management, development co-operation and higher education in addition to providing teaching, research and capacity development worldwide.

The ITT Network

Future through cooperation ITT built up a broad and active partner network consisting of universities, research institutes, the public and the private sector since its formation in 1978. The network includes around 30 partner universities and numerous institutions of development and cooperation around the world, thus providing an ideal opportunity for exchanging knowledge and working on common research projects. In addition, the many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) involved in ITT’s projects give us a strong edge in terms of applied research. The growing Alumni network currently consists of over 700 (since 1984) professionals who finished their career at ITT and are now successful professionals working on natural resources management questions. The ITT international network has experienced a major development with the foundation of CNRD (Centers for Natural Resources and Development). CNRD is supported by the DAAD and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). CNRD is a knowledge hub and network regarding issues on assessing and managing the natural resources base as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The central point of the network is in Cologne, where the activities with all partners worldwide are coordinated. CNRD is connecting universities worldwide promoting academic exchange and cooperation in the area of the management of natural resources, in particular, related to Water, Land, Ecosystems and Renewable Energy Resources. It fosters interdisciplinary approaches to natural resources management related to the Post 2015 Agenda and the envisioned Sustainability Goals (SDG). Membership to the network CNRD is open for any HEI which offers to significantly contribute to reaching the goals of CNRD. For more information, please visit: http://www.cnrd.info Memberships The ITT is part of the following alliances:

  • Water Science Alliance e.V.
  • German Water Partnership (GWP)
  • Aqualon, Wupperveband
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V. (DWA)
  • Umweltcluster Bayern
  • Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP)
  • RESERVE
  • Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD)
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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management International

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation. [+]

MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management

International At Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation.

What do we offer? courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of water management. getting first-hand advice from high-level professionals and entrepreneurs in the water sector. training on project management and leadership qualifications. information on practice and projects of international cooperation. study exchange opportunities with ITT partner universities. scholarships. What do we expect? ... [-]

MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management with focus on Middle East and Northern Africa Region

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. For bilateral projects between Germany and Arab countries, there is a need for experts being familiar with the culture, language, and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural communication. The MSc »IWRM« has the objective to form such experts and to promote the concept of IWRM in the context of German-Arab cooperation. [+]

MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management

with focus on Middle East and Northern Africa Region A cooperation between University of Jordan and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation.... [-]


MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management with focus on South East Asia

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

Adequate availability of clean water is indispensable for food supply and health and hence key for the development of societies worldwide. However, pressure on water resources is increasing due to fast demographic and socioeconomic growth and unsustainable water uses. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) combined with current climate change adaptation best practices offers solutions to deal with these challenges by assessing and managing this precious resource in space and time considering other related sectors. [+]

MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management

with focus on South East Asia Master program on Integrated Water Resources Management for South East Asia (IWRM SEA) with one exchange semester in Germany – A cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

Adequate availability of clean water is indispensable for food supply and health and hence key for the development of societies worldwide. However, pressure on water resources is increasing due to fast demographic and socioeconomic growth and unsustainable water uses. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) combined with current climate change adaptation best practices offers solutions to deal with these challenges by assessing and managing this precious resource in space and time considering other related sectors.... [-]


MSc in Natural Resources Management and Development

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

The master program “Natural Resources Management & Development” (NRM) provides a practice-oriented and skills-based learning experience in which students develop their capacity for critical thinking and creative problem-solving. It addresses bachelor’s degree holders principally of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, who aim to deepen their knowledge in Natural Resources Management and wish to acquire management and leadership skills as well as regional and intercultural competences. These experts ought to be able to assess natural resources and develop appropriate solutions considering the complex linkages with economic, social and ecological aspects. [+]

MSc in Natural Resources Management and Development

The master program “Natural Resources Management & Development” (NRM) provides a practice-oriented and skills-based learning experience in which students develop their capacity for critical thinking and creative problem-solving. It addresses bachelor’s degree holders principally of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, who aim to deepen their knowledge in Natural Resources Management and wish to acquire management and leadership skills as well as regional and intercultural competences. These experts ought to be able to assess natural resources and develop appropriate solutions considering the complex linkages with economic, social and ecological aspects.... [-]


MSc in Natural Resources Management and Development with focus on South East Asia

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

The program targets graduated professionals with working experience in public or private institutions, authorities and enterprises of the natural resources sector. The applicants should have an interest in learning and work in an intercultural and multidisciplinary environment. [+]

MSc in Natural Resources Management and Development

with focus on South East Asia Master program in Natural Resources Management for South East Asia (NRM SEA) with one exchange semester in Germany – A cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Water Resources and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)

Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration are increasing the pressure on existing natural systems. Their ability to provide natural resources such as food, water, and energy is at risk and waning. Under conditions of globalization, these processes are most forceful in developing countries and emerging economies with high growth rates, low awareness, loss of existing traditional knowledge bases and weak governance structures. This calls for specialists and leadership in order to develop and employ managerial, economic, governance, and technical solutions. The objective of the program is to form such experts. Participants are provided with appropriate knowledge and skills to analyze current problems related to the usage and management of natural resources.... [-]


MSc in Renewable Energy Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

The master program “Renewable Energy Management” (REM) provides a practice-oriented and skills-based learning experience in which students develop their capacity for critical thinking, and creative problem-solving. [+]

MSc in Renewable Energy Management

International

The master program “Renewable Energy Management” (REM) provides a practice-oriented and skills-based learning experience in which students develop their capacity for critical thinking, and creative problem-solving. It addresses bachelor’s degree holders principally in Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences with experience in the area of energy, who aim to deepen their knowledge in Renewable Energy Resources Management and wish to acquire management and leadership skills as well as regional and intercultural competences. These experts should have a sound knowledge base in one of the many fields of renewable energy management. They ought to be able to assess renewable energy resources and develop appropriate solutions considering the complex linkages of renewable energy with economic, social and ecological aspects.... [-]


Master

Master in Environment and Resources Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Germany Cologne

The binational Master Program started in 2008 as a joint initiative from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) and the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (CONACyT). [+]

Master in Environment and Resources Management

The Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) encompass a huge diversity of landscapes and ecosystems and is highly heterogeneous in terms of economic development and social and indigenous history. The region faces serious challenges such as climate change and natural disasters; and under conditions of population growth, urbanization and industrialization efficient environmental policies and programs are required to sustainably manage the natural resources. This calls for experts they are familiar with the culture, language, and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural communication – in short, professionals with lateral understanding and trans-disciplinary approaches for a sustainable development.... [-]


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ITT – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
Betzdorfer Straße 2

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 50679 DE