Second cycle degree in

Sustainable Territorial Development – Climate Change, Diversity, Cooperation

Class: LM-81 - Development co-operation

Class LM-81 - Development co-operation
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Inglese, Francese, Spagnolo e Portoghese
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MASSIMO DE MARCHI
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, School of engineering

The course, which has a strong international vocation, is characterised by lessons held in either Spanish or English and by a path consisting of different training stages in Europe, from Padua to Quito, and gives students the opportunity of doing internships and writing theses also in Ecuador or Africa . The socio-territorial, environmental and economic dynamics are examined in depth. By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise the emergence of conditions favourable to sustainable development and to promote them, to design sustainable development processes and plan corrective practices. For instance, you may find employment in local territorial development entities, participate in the development of sector programs in public administrations, companies, NGOs, national and international agencies.

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Characteristics and objectives
The Master's Degree Course is held in English and in a second language (French or Spanish). Furthermore, it is organized according to a pre-established international mobility: I semester in Padua, II and third semester in a European or extra-European university.
The IV semester (for internship and thesis) will be held anywhere in the world with the supervision of the universities of the consortium which includes universities from Europe, Africa and Latin America: University of Padua, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador, Université de Ouagadougo Burkina Faso, Univeristy of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Students can also carry out internship and research activities for the thesis in the three non-academic partner sites: Via-Via Tourism Academy - Belgium, Alda - Italy and Fundacion Pacha Mama Ecuador.
The pillars of sustainability as defined in the 2030 Agenda (people, planet, prosperity) declined in places are the red thread in the teachings that are distributed in the various locations involved during the first three semesters. The partnership and peace components or the governance dynamics, the policies, which govern the 3 previously mentioned, are particularly applied during the fourth semester, dedicated to the training internship and the elaboration of the final exam, as moments of reflection and practices in weaving of the different components and challenges of sustainability in the context of climate change.
Master graduates will have the ability to recognize the emergence of favorable conditions for sustainable development and, at the same time, to identify unsustainable conditions, to design development sustainability processes and plan corrective practices in unsustainable contexts; finally, they will be able to promote the emergence of favorable conditions for sustainable development.
In particular, in this regard, Master graduates will have an in-depth knowledge and will have the ability to apply - in full autonomy, with managerial functions and also in particularly problematic contexts - the different methodologies used for the elaboration, implementation, monitoring and the evaluation of programs and projects for the territorial transition towards sustainability in the context of climate change by interacting with the different approaches: development, alternatives to development, post-development.
The internship is organized in cooperation with relevant organizations and NGOs, working on case studies as starting point for the preparation of the Master thesis.
The Master includes the kick-off seminar (KOS) involving of all the operational resources of the course. The introductory effectiveness of KOS derives from creating a solid foundation for teaching activities by sharing the contents of the course and knowing the roles / tasks envisaged.

Occupational opportunities
Job opportunities for alumni could be found in all sectors where actions for territorial transition and adaptation to climate change should be implemented, in particular in territorial organizations responsible for the creation of sustainable territories (territorial communities, enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations, local governments), the central government and international organizations. Potential job positions are: environmental and climate adaptation adviser; sustainable development manager in local communities, public administrations, enterprises, civil society organizations & local governments; representative within local public institutions, national and international institutions, enterprises, trade unions & professional bodies.

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Training

I Year ENERGY: SOURCES, EFFICIENCY AND CONSUMPTION [CFU 4] GROUPS DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING [CFU 6] TERRITORY, DEVELOPMENT AND ALTERNATIVES [CFU 6] COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN SOCIO-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT [CFU 3] POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CLIMATE CHANGE [CFU 4] QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES [CFU 4] CLIMATE CHANGE, FOREST MANAGEMENT AND LAND USE PLANNING. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION ALTERNATIVES [CFU 4] CLIMATE CHANGE, SOVEREIGNTY AND FOOD SECURITY [CFU 4] CLIMATE CHANGE: CLIMATOLOGY, RAINFALL AND WATER MANAGEMENT [CFU 4] ADAPTATION, MITIGATION AND VULNERABILITY IN ANDEAN AND AMAZON ECOSYSTEMS [CFU 4] ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS, CLIMATE JUSTICE AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT [CFU 6] GISCIENCE AND GEODESIGN IN TERRITORIAL TRANSITION [CFU 4] GEOVISUALIZATION OF TERRITORIAL CHANGE: DIGITAL EARTH AND PARTICIPATORY GIS [CFU 6] DATA ANALYSIS IN TERRITORIAL TRANSITION [CFU 3] CULTURAL ISSUES IN TERRITORIAL CHANGE [CFU 3] II Year EMERGING ISSUES IN TOURISM AND TERRITORIAL TRANSITIONS [CFU 4] AGRICULTURE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH [CFU 4] BIODIVERSITY, LANDSCAPES AND HUMAN WELL BEING [CFU 6] INTERNSHIP [CFU 12] CLIMATE CHANGE: SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE [CFU 4] ECOLOGICAL ECONOMY [CFU 4] RECYCLING AND REUSE OF RAW MATERIALS [CFU 6] ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND RESOURCE VALUATION [CFU 6] HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION [CFU 6]

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