Global climate treaty easier to negotiate if guided by Human Development Index

A study by ICTA-UAB concludes that agreements against climate change would be more attractive to rich countries if they were analyzed taking into account the Human Development Index, instead of GDP.

New Project to Link Extreme Weather Events, Atmospheric Biodiversity and Human Health

A new ICTA-UAB project led by researcher Jordina Belmonte will study the effects of extreme meteorological events on the biological biodiversity present in the atmosphere in order to predict changes in the environment and possible affectations on human health.

Bolivian Amazon on road to deforestation

Amazon biodiversity hotspot to suffer even more “alarming” losses after contentious law passed, according to a study involving ICTA-UAB researchers.

ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded five European Research Council (ERC) grants in two years, which is about ten per cent of all ERC grants arriving in Catalonia over the period from the end of 2015 to the end of 2017.

Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

A book edited by researchers from the ICTA-UAB, the UB, the CNRS and the IEO addresses the concept of "animal forest" and highlights the importance of the role seas and oceans have in combating climate change.

New ICTA-UAB map shows success, concerns and challenges of the transition away from fossil fuels and coal industry in Australia

Resistance against massive coal-mining in Australia and a growing movement for a ‘just transition’ from fossil fuels have enjoyed some success but face massive challenges, as shown in a new map developed by researchers from the international ACKnowl-EJ project of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB)  and the Australian Environmental Justice (AEJ) research team at the Centre for Urban Research (RMIT University.

ICTA-UAB researcher Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Consolidator Grant

ICREA researcher at ICTA-UAB Victoria Reyes- García has been graced with a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) for the development of a project aimed at bringing insights from local knowledge to climate change research.

Research to study the health effects of forests

The ICTA-UAB, CREAF and the "la Caixa" Bank Foundation recently presented the project "Healthy Forests for a Healthy Society".

Blockadia map by ICTA-UAB reveals global scale of anti-fossil fuel movement

A new interactive map by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) reveals the worldwide impact of resistance direct actions by people putting their own bodies in the way of fossil fuel projects.

Launch of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence

​ The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

Green gentrification can limit the favourable effects of green areas on health

A scientific research conducted by ICTA-UAB and IMIM suggests that more socially disadvantaged neighbours do not benefit equally from the effects newly created green areas have on health.

Oil contamination in the Amazon modifies chemical composition of rivers

A scientific study by the ICTA-UAB and ISS-EUR quantifies the environmental impact of oil extraction activities and contamination in headwaters of the Amazon.

ICTA-UAB researchers alert that oil palm plantations produce infertility in tropical lands

Oil palm plantations are replacing 40% of tropical forests and 32% of basic grain crops, according to an ICTA-UAB research conducted in Guatemala.

EJAtlas Includes 2,100 Case Studies on Socio-Environmental Conflicts Around the World

The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), created by researchers of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), currently includes 2,100 cases of ecological distribution conflicts identified in different parts of the world.

Ice age thermostat prevented extreme climate cooling

During the ice ages, an unidentified regulatory mechanism prevented atmospheric CO2 concentrations from falling below a level that could have led to runaway cooling, reports a study conducted by researchers of the ICTA-UAB and published online in Nature Geoscience this week.

The New Theory of Economic “Agrowth” Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

 ICTA-UAB researcher Jeroen van den Bergh publishes in Nature Climate Change a study in which he proposes a new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
Education
Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability

This Master (MSc) degree is multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental in nature and moreover has an international focus. A flexible study program is offered to allow graduates in the Environmental Sciences to considerably advance their knowledge, while other graduates (from social, natural or engineering sciences) can develop an environmental profile in their CV. Possible specialization tracks are:

- Ecological Economics

- Science and Management of Global Change

- Urban and Industrial Ecology

- Environmental Technology

Degree and Learning Outcomes

Students will obtain a Master of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability awarded by UAB and recognised by all EU countries. Training will provide students with a solid and broad scientific background in the area of expertise chosen, critical thinking, and good writing and presentation abilities. Given that most courses and course material will be provided in the English language, and the teaching staff is International, students will be able to improve their level of spoken and written English.

Employability

By bringing ICTA scholars and students from all over the world together in a rich and challenging study program, the MSc aims to train prospective academics and professionals in analysing and understanding environmental problems and complexities from a multi- and interdisciplinary perspective. Graduates will successfully handle all major aspects of their professional field and have an extensive overview of new developments and potential future trends in the area. Graduates will be brought in contact with various enterprises and institutions in the public and private sector.

Requirements

The MSc programme is open to students with diverse education backgrounds, as it offers a 4-week introductory module that covers basic concepts and approaches that cut across the different areas of expertise offered in the MSc program. High competence in written and spoken English is preferable, insofar as most lectures are delivered in English. Students must certify a command of English Language at a level equivalent to the First Certificate (B2) for the students to take the specelisation “Industrial and Urban Ecology”. To take the specialisations "Ecological Economics" and “Global Change”, you will need to prove they have an advanced level (C1) or equivalent. You can check the equivalencies in the following weblink: http://www.examenglish.com/examscomparison.php

Further Information                          

 

The coordinator of the Master Dr. Antonia Casellas will be attending the students in building Z, Room Z/014 (ICTA-ICP) , Every Tuesday from 10 to 13 hours.

 

Coordination Support

Cristina Durán Díez
Phone: +34 93 586 8626
Email address: coord.master.ambientals@uab.cat
Skype name: master.icta

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