Posted on 10 August 2017
In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the institute for water education IHE Delft launches a new Master of Science Programme in Sanitation.
This internationally recognized programme is designed for completion in 12 months and there are 15 fellowships available for top talents.
The new programme will start on 23 April 2018 and is based at IHE Delft in the Netherlands, with thesis work abroad.
Lack of sanitation professionals
Sanitation is high on the global agenda: universal access to clean water and sanitation is one of seventeen goals (SDGs) that make up the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Recent reports mention a lack of sanitation professionals in lower income countries, and that more (post)graduate sanitation training centres are needed to attain the SDGs.
Therefore this new demand-driven and practice orientated MSc/programme has been developed to yield graduates and deliver specialists in a short time, with the necessary qualifications.
|Pit latrine emptying in Nairobi, Kenya.|
The programme aims to attract talented and ambitious young and mid-career sanitation professionals, working in water supply and sewerage companies, municipal assemblies, government ministries, NGOs and consulting firms.
Ideally these individuals are dealing with urban and peri-urban sanitation, especially in informal settlements.
Participants should have a Bachelor or equivalent engineering degree, such as civil, sanitary, environmental. or a degree in other relevant fields (e.g. public health, medicine, urban planning, finances, administration, economics, etc.).
Fifteen top talents will be admitted to this first edition of the MSc in Sanitation (academic cohort 2018-2019) and will receive a scholarship.
In the subsequent editions, starting from the class 2019-2020, the programme will be open to more students (up to 50) and funding beyond scholarships provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be necessary.
The Call for applications is open and the deadline is 15 November.
Read more about the one year programme.
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● 123 water professionals receive their MSc diploma at Unesco-IHE, the Netherlands, 2 May 2016
● Water education institute Unesco-IHE in action for sustainable development goal 6 on water, 21 September 2015
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