Ghent University's Sustainable Land Management (Land and Groundwater Management) studies important global and current environmental issues. Sustainable Land Management refers to practices and technologies that aim at integrating the management of land, water and other environmental resources to meet human needs while ensuring the long-term sustainability of ecosystem services and livelihoods.
Worldwide, population pressures and severe degradation, pollution and desertification problems are threatening this – for several countries relatively scarce – natural resource, and cause competition between agricultural or industrial purposes, urban planning and nature conservation.
To guarantee a proper use and management of this basic commodity for a nation, well trained specialists with a thorough knowledge of the properties and characteristics of this natural resource, and a solid insight in factors and measures that may alter its actual state and value are warranted and call for a high standard scientific and practical education.
There is a great demand for experts in physical land resources to address the many challenges ahead of us, particularly resulting from the lack of similar programmes worldwide. Implementation of various environmental and climate change related directives and addressing the sustainable development goals, demands well-trained personnel in physical land resources, both in the Global North and South. The great majority of alumni are very satisfied with the programme and with the opportunities it created for their current jobs.
- Soil Physics
- Applied Statistics
- Land Information Systems
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Hydrology and Hydrogeomorphology
- Remote Sensing
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Sustainable Development View 15 other Masters in Hydrology & Water Management in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission is granted on the basis of a diploma, irrelevant of nationality. Most qualifications obtained abroad do not grant direct admission. This means that the diploma is not automatically recognised as equivalent to a Flemish diploma and that admission can be granted after an individual application procedure.
International1862 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1862 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Gent
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