Worldwide Experts on Degrowth and Environmental Justice to Gather at the UAB

The ICTA-UAB will organize the fourth edition of the Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice from June 25 to July 7.

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.

ICTA-UAB to study the sustainable use of soil and natural resources in the framework of the COUPLED program

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) will be awarded half a million euros in the framework of the COUPLED program, a European innovating training network.

UAB scientists and citizens can identify Barcelona's allergy-causing plants with the new Plant*tes app

The UAB Point of Information on Aerobiology (PIA) presented its new Plant*tes app in Barcelona as part of the BArcelona City Council's project entitled "Ciència Ciutadana als barris".

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.

An ERC Advanced Grant for EVOCLIM. Candidates invited for 3 senior and 4 junior research positions

Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh from ICTA-UAB was just awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for the project “Behavioral-evolutionary analysis of climate policy: Bounded rationality, markets and social interactions” (EVOCLIM).

Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

A study conducted by ICTA-UAB researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change.

¿Son los Pirineos una barrera real para el transporte atmosférico de polen?

Los resultados del estudio llevado a cabo por Jordina Belmonte y Concepción de Linares, investigadoras expertas en botánica de la UAB, constatan que el polen de abedul, una de las especies principales de plantas que causan alergia en Europa Central y del Norte.

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.

Map Commemorating Women’s Resistance to Extractivism and Defense of Life and Territory in Latin America

A map created by researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the Latin-American Network of Women Defending Social and Environmental Rights and the Colombian NGO CENSAT-Agua Viva Friends of the Earth Colombia makes visible the struggles of women in Latin America against mining and in defense of life.

High levels of pollen expected this spring

Researchers at ICTA-UAB recently presented the predictions of pollen and spore levels for this spring.

European Project to Analyse the Effects of Waste Generated by Tourism on Mediterranean Islands

An European study involving the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma e Barcelona will address and propose solutions to the effects of the increase of waste generated by tourism on Mediterranean islands during the summer season.

El ICTA-UAB volverá Locos por la Naturaleza a 27 estudiantes de bachillerato

Un total de 27 estudiantes de bachillerato participan en la tercera edición del programa Locos por la Naturaleza que ofrece el Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) con la voluntad de promover el talento científico entre los jóvenes potenciando el conocimiento del medio natural y poniéndolos en contacto con los principales investigadores en la materia.

More Urban Green Needed in Barcelona to Have Positive Effects on Environmental Quality and Wellness

A PhD dissertation by Francesc Baró, from ICTA-UAB, quantifies and maps the benefits of urban and periurban green in Barcelona such as the improvement of air quality, climate change mitigation and opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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.

Social Relations, Success in Hunting and Good Health, Sources of Happiness for Indigenous People

Rural and indigenous people from the Global South push absolute income into the background as source of wellbeing.

More than One-Third of the Population Would Stop Economic Growth to Achieve Sustainability

A study by researchers of the Institut of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) assesses Spanish public opinion on economic growth, the environment and prosperity.

ICTA-UAB and ISGlobal Researchers Denounce Lack of Studies on the Harmful Health Effects of Oil Spills

A project led by ICTA-UAB, ISGlobal and the UAB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon analyses the health effects of oil spills among people living close to oil extraction areas in developing countries.

Do Greener Cities Become More Unjust?

A new research project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Isabelle Anguelovski and funded by the European Union will assess the “green gentrification” process by which the creation of green urban amenities tends to attract the higher social classes and excludes the most vulnerable groups.

The ICTA-UAB Will Assess, in Collaboration with EU Staff, the Effectiveness of EU Sustainability Policies

The EU Project MAGIC (H2020) coordinated by the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has the goal to study and develop new strategies for a better use of science for governance.

ICTA-UAB receives María de Maeztu Excellence Award

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has received the award as a "María de Maeztu" Unit of Excellence 2015 from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
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                          

Prior to enrollment it is mandatory to do the tutorial with the coordinator of the Master's Degree Dr. Antonia Casellas:

  • July, 10th and 11th in person from 10:00 to 13:00 hours. Via Skype from 15:30 to 20:00.

  • September 4th, 5th and 6th from 10:00 to 13:00 hours. Via Skype from 15:30 to 20:00.

​       Place: Room Z/014 ICTA-UAB        Skype account: master.icta

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. *Next Tuesday June 27th, the coordinator will not  attend at her office.

Coordination Support

Cristina Durán Díez

Phone: +34 93 586 8626

Email address: coord.master.ambientals@uab.cat

Skype address: master.icta

 

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