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DDM Water and Coastal Management

Managing water resources, river catchments, and coastal zones are outstanding challenges of today and tomorrow!

Global changes ask for a comprehensive scientific approach, an international multidisciplinary orientation and require a new mind-set towards water and coastal management problems. In response to these challenges and to provide an inspiring atmosphere for the development of an academic and professional career, we designed our unique Double Degree Master program 'Water and Coastal Management', merging the strongest expertise of two universities, the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg (Germany).

Taught by outstanding experts, highly conversant with environmental, socio-economic, and spatial sciences, you will be trained to manage the water and coastal resources of future societies in a sustainable way. The University of Oldenburg gives you the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and sustainable management; the University of Groningen offers its outstanding knowledge on spatial sciences, in particular water management and environmental and infrastructure planning. The ability to integrate both will make you an expert in water and coastal management.

Managing water resources, river catchments, and coastal zones are outstanding challenges of today and tomorrow!

Global changes ask for a comprehensive scientific approach, an international multidisciplinary orientation and require a new mind-set towards water and coastal management problems. In response to these challenges and to provide an inspiring atmosphere for the development of an academic and professional career, we designed our unique Double Degree Master (DDM) program 'Water and Coastal Management', merging the strongest expertise of the two partner-universities, the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg (Germany).

Taught by outstanding experts highly conversant with environmental, socio-economic, and spatial sciences, you will be trained to manage the water and coastal resources of future societies in a sustainable way. The University of Oldenburg gives you the opportunity to learn about the marine environment and sustainable management; the University of Groningen offers its outstanding knowledge on spatial science, in particular water management and environmental and infrastructure planning. The ability to integrate both makes the successful student an expert in water and coastal management!

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  • Testimonial of Jorian Wals

    Jorian Wals - advisor Contracts and Procurement at Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers

    The combination of issues regarding water and changes in infrastructure systems were key drivers to choose this programme. The interrelatedness of these issues along with the international experiences that it inhibits makes it unique. Studying and living in two countries, field trips to the UK, Estonia and the practical oriented courses made it very attractive. My understanding of water- and coastal management and infrastructure planning makes me a better advisor in my professional environment.

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    – Jorian Wals
Facts & Figures
Degree
MSc in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning
Croho code
66194
Course type
Double Degree master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Spatial Sciences