Academics

The Double-degree MASTER PROGRAM

The binationale Master Programm started in 2008 as a joint initiative from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) and the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (CONACyT). 

About the program

The two year Double-Degree Master Program (to be known as "Environment and Resources Management –ENREM" with focus in Latin America) is building on the two accredited master programs of the cooperating universities in Mexico and in Germany:

  • Maestría en Ciencias Ambientales at the Programa Multidisciplinario de Posgrado en Ciencias Ambientales - PMPCA from Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP-Mexico) with a multidisciplinary context
  • Master in Natural Resources Management and Development at the Institute Technology and Resources Management - ITT from TH Köln University of Applied Science (TH Köln-Germany) with an interdisciplinary approach. 
 

OBJETIVE OF THE PROGRAM

The Double Degree Master Program (known as ENREM) qualifies young professionals from Latin America and Europe with the necessary skills, tools and methods to evolve and apply integrated solutions for environmental and natural resources management in an international context – especially German-Latin American cooperation – and at the same time provide their work experience and regional knowledge to the mutual learning and intercultural environment.  These experts are able to analyze and solve complex environmental problems in their specific socio-cultural and political contexts, given the technical and economic potentials of both regions.

Target Group

The ENREM approach is for Mexican, German and Latin American participants, however the program is opened for applicants of all nationalities, if the participants are highly motivated to work in an international cooperation with Latin American and fluently speak Spanish and English.

MOBILITY

The mobility concept of the program begins with the first year in Mexico, the third semester takes place in Germany and the last semester is exclusively for the development of the master thesis project either in Germany, Mexico or another Latin American Country depending in the thesis topic.

DEGREE

Successful graduates of the Double-Degree Master program will not receive an ENREM degreebut instead two degrees issued by

  • UASLP:  Maestría en Ciencias Ambientales
  • TH Köln:  Master of Science Natural Resources Management and Development
 

FUTURE CAREER

The master program qualifies the student for a wide array of attractive positions, with career perspectives working with a high international mindset in the fields of planning, project implementation and evaluation either for:

  • Professional career: preparing students for an employment in an industry, the public institutions, and ODA (both public and third sector) working in the field of environment and resources management usually with an interdisciplinary and international market orientation, or
  • Research: leading to a PhD study and later employment at a university or research Centre