41st UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing Countries (EM41)

  • The closing date for applications for this course has passed - thanks for your interest!


This 6-month course covers environmental management as an integrated interdisciplinary field. Therefore a broad range of topics is offered. The curriculum is organized in modules comprising issues of global sustainable development, environmental governance, environmental security, environmental economics and accounting, environmental awareness and public participation, applied ecology and ecosystem management, conservation of biodiversity, water management, recycling and waste management, energy for sustainable development, environmental assessment and environmental management systems, cleaner production and products and eco-efficiency, sustainable mobility, sustainable tourism as well as rural and urban land use planning. To provide survival knowledge of the German language a crash course is part of the programme. The lectures are held by professors of Technische Universität Dresden as well as experts from various national and international institutions.

A multitude of excursions to protected areas, industrial plants, public utilities for energy, water supply, waste water treatment, as well as waste recycling and disposal plants, environmental agencies and administrations etc. round off the course. They illustrate environmental problems and give ideas of successfully applied integrated environmental management practices. Participants are required to carry out a profound research on a specific environment related subject and present the results of this research in a symposium at the end of the course.


Participants acquire the ability to develop interdisciplinary strategies for sustainable development and to take appropriate measures for an environmental protection that takes ecological, socio-economic and cultural aspects into account.

Target Groups

This course is particularly designed for decision-makers of public administration both at national and local level requiring an overall-competence in environmental matters. To be eligible for this training course, a first university degree (BA, BSc, e.g.) is absolutely indispensable as well as the ability to communicate actively and efficiently in English. The nomination by the delegating institution is a mandatory prerequisite. The specific requirements can be found in our FAQ section.


Our International Steering Committee selects the 21 participants of this course by September 2017. Participants stay in our comfortable private studio apartments and receive a stipend to cover basic living expenses (Euro 450.- per month). Flights, health insurance etc. will be provided. Our course office provides further manifold assistance. Participants having successfully completed this course are awarded a Diploma of Environmental Management

Course date: 10 January - 12 July 2018
Application period: 3 Apr 2017 until 1 Jun 2017
Notification of selected participants: September 2017

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Tamara Karp
Letzte Änderung: 05.09.2017