Management of Conservation Areas

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Umwelttechnikbereich – Sonstiger


International postgraduate master degree program The planning and managing of conservation areas involves many different legal, administrative and technical aspects – the demand for highly skilled experts is growing. The Carinthian University of Applied Sciences has launched an international postgraduate master degree program dealing with these inter- and transdisciplinary challenges. Managers of conservation areas The aim of this program is to promote biodiversity conservation and regional sustainable development in Europe and worldwide by educating and training (future) managers of conservation areas. The MCA program focuses on skills which enable and empower to: - manage conservation areas effectively; - use new ways of communication; - deal with stakeholders in a better way; The duration of the university certificate program is 4 terms (2 years) and 19 courses. The total work load of the program is 120 ECTS. All presence courses are conducted in eight blocks of five to 12 days and therefore allow to combine the training with an upright employment. Hence, substantial components of the training are provided by e-learning. Presence courses will be held in different venues, for instance in seminar facilities of different parks and conservation areas in Central Europe. The final schedule will be announced soon.

Graduates of this program work as managers of conservation areas, national parks, biosphere reserves or world heritage sites. They develop and support community- managed sites and indigenous protected areas or shape the future of international organizations. Graduates may also work in the consulting, planning and scientific sector. After completing the MSc Program the manager and decision makers of conservation areas will be able to fully promote and understand biodiversity conservation and its contribution to sustainable development. The knowledge will be applicable worldwide and hence will have a strong focus on development cooperation. Participants will gain: - a comprehensive understanding of the aims and roles of conservation areas with regards to the conservation of biodiversity and (integrated) regional development; - a detailed knowledge of the full range of tools available for the management of conservation areas; - the ability to analyze and solve problems encountered when establishing, planning or managing conservation areas, including the implementation of inter- and transdisciplinary dialogues with all stakeholder groups; - hard and soft skills to create mutual benefits for nature conservation on the one hand and the local population on the other hand, particularly in peripheral regions as well as in developing countries. The technical components of the program have a focus on terrestrial, in particular mountainous ecoregions.
120 ECTS
Art des Abschlusses, Teilnahmebestätigung / Zeugnis / Zertifikat (inkl. Zertifizierungsstelle & Gültigkeit) :
Master of Science (MSc)
€ 12.900,-
Kurs Bewertung
Mi, 01/09/2021 - 08:30
Do, 16/07/2020 - 01:06
9020 Klagenfurt

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