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Title: ENHANCING ATTRACTIVENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT HIGHER EDUCATION


1
ENHANCING ATTRACTIVENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL
ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT HIGHER EDUCATION
  • EAM related higher education in Europe
  • An overview
  • Thomas Fischer and Urmila Jha-Thakur
  • IAIA, Geneva, April 2010

2
THINKING BEHIND PROJECT
  • Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM) is
    often perceived as being taught in similar ways
    throughout the world. This is opposite to
    subjects such as planning or policy making which
    have more of a country specific focus. As a
    consequence, EAM related higher education
    programmes are frequently assumed to have an
    international, rather than national, or local,
    appeal. However, contrary to this perception,
    there is currently very little evidence that this
    is indeed the case. The main aim of this seminar
    is therefore to identify similarities and
    possibly also differences in EAM related higher
    education in China and the EU.

3
OVERALL RATIONALE
  • A better understanding of EAM related higher
    education should ultimately help
  • - prospective students to choose the right
    programme
  • - universities / other teaching institutions to
    offer attractive programmes
  • - public and private sectors to recruit suitable
    graduates
  • - the economy and society at large to use
    resources efficiently, both, in terms of costs
    for higher education and in terms of delivering
    according to actual needs
  • - the environment to be effectively managed and
    protected

4
MAIN PROJECT OUTPUTS
  • - creation of a TwoEA-M network (You)
  • - setting up of a TwoEA-M webpage
    (www.twoeam-eu.net)
  • - production of a handbook (guidebook) on EAM
    related higher education MA programmes in the
    EU
  • - testing the international usefulness of EAM
    related higher education teaching materials
    produced during the PENTA project
    (www.penta-eu.net) eg EA Lecturers Handbook
  • - Three East Asian conferences (South Korea,
    China, Malaysia)
  • - production of a report on regional specific
    EAM interests and educational requirements
  • - A main European final TwoEA-M conference
    (Austria)

5
PROJECT DETAILS
  • - 2-year European Commission funded project
    (December 2008-November 2010) follow-up to
    previous PENTA project (2005-2007)
  • - 3 main European project partners (University
    of Liverpool, University of Bratislava, ANIDEA)
  • - 4 East Asian partner institutions (Yonsei
    University, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
    Nankai University, University of Technology
    Malaysia)
  • - wider TwoEA-M network members

6
Methodology
  • Based on experiences from PENTA, data collection
    for the TwoEA-M guidebook was mainly based on an
    internet-survey
  • Initially, a total of 21 EU member states were
    surveyed. Later all EU member states included...
  • Key phrases and words were chosen, including
    Masters
  • Environmental Assessment and Management
    (country name) and Masters Environmental
    Assessment (country name).

7
Methodology
  • Some degrees may be combined degrees-Joint-Multi
    ple
  • The main search engine used was Google and the
    searches made were across the web, as well as
    through country specific pages.
  • Use of Templates to standardise the information
    collected
  • Only 1 programme from each University has been
    included (Remarks)
  • Information collected further complemented by
    country-specific contacts....

8
Methodology
No. Country Name Template No. Country Name Template No.
Headings Sub-categories
1 Academic Context Name of University Weblink Degree Title Emphasis (EA or EM) Faculty/ School/Department
2 Name of University Weblink Degree Title Emphasis (EA or EM) Faculty/ School/Department
3 Name of University Weblink Degree Title Emphasis (EA or EM) Faculty/ School/Department
4 Name of University Weblink Degree Title Emphasis (EA or EM) Faculty/ School/Department
5 Name of University Weblink Degree Title Emphasis (EA or EM) Faculty/ School/Department
6 Programme Implementation Duration Programme Structure Delivery language Delivery method techniques Assessment method Focus (teaching/research)
7 Duration Programme Structure Delivery language Delivery method techniques Assessment method Focus (teaching/research)
8 Duration Programme Structure Delivery language Delivery method techniques Assessment method Focus (teaching/research)
9 Duration Programme Structure Delivery language Delivery method techniques Assessment method Focus (teaching/research)
10 Duration Programme Structure Delivery language Delivery method techniques Assessment method Focus (teaching/research)
11 Duration Programme Structure Delivery language Delivery method techniques Assessment method Focus (teaching/research)
12 Programme requirements Scope Geographical specialism Entry requirements Fees (Euro) Credit Structure Career opportunities
13 Geographical specialism Entry requirements Fees (Euro) Credit Structure Career opportunities
14 15 16 Geographical specialism Entry requirements Fees (Euro) Credit Structure Career opportunities
17 Remarks 17 Remarks 17 Remarks
9
Overview of Findings
  • A total of 115 EAM related Master programmes were
    identified across the 27 (23....)EU countries
    covered in the survey.
  • 105 programmes have been included in this
    guidebook.
  • Professional degrees in Italy and Spain
  • As a result of the Bologna process countries are
    experiencing a transitional phase with their
    educational structuring. Therefore, it is
    possible that all such degrees which have not yet
    incorporated the 2nd tier may be left out in this
    survey of Master level degrees
  • Quite a few programmes initially identified had
    to be deleted as they ceased to exist.

10
Country-wise distribution of EAM related Master
programmes
11
Main Focus of programmes Surveyed
12
Subject areas-within which EAM related Degree
Programmes are offered
13
Subject-wise distribution of EAM related Master
level Degree Programmes
14
Most frequent words used in degree titles of EAM
related programmes across EU
15
Country-wise distribution of Streams within
which EAM related degrees are offered
16
Duration-wise distribution of EAM related
programmes across Europe
17
Language-wise distribution of EAM related Master
Programmes
18
Fees distribution of EAM related Master
Programmes across countries
19
Conclusion and Limitations...
  • No MA degree programmes have been identified in
    Cyprus, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania.
  • It was not always possible to find all relevant
    data in the same detail for each programme and
    information presented true at the time of the
    survey.
  • Institutions which do not use the internet for
    advertising their programmes are left out.
    However, this should only apply to a very small
    percentage of programmes.

20
Conclusion and Limitations...
  • Only one programme per university has been
    included
  • Information has been collected by several
    researchers and
  • information was presented in different
    languages
  • Each country and sometimes even university
    emphasises different aspects of their programmes
    which was not always comparable
  • The heavy dominance of some countries over other
    may be due to the transition phase initiated by
    the Bologna process
  • Only key findings have been presented here, more
    information is available on further request.

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