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    Nitocra
    Study Association
    International Land and Water Management
  • darkblurbg
    Nitocra
    Study Association
    International Land and Water Management
  • darkblurbg
    Nitocra
    Study Association
    International Land and Water Management

Nitocra is the study association for the students of the Bachelor and Master International Land and Water Management (ILW) at Wageningen University and Research

The International Land and Water Management programme focuses on scientific analysis of the physical, technical and socio-economic aspects of land and water management. Another important aspect is the ability to design sustainable and efficient technical structures in land and water management which are appropriate to the relevant agro-ecological and socio-economic environment.

The programme pays attention to land and water management at different scales, to interactive approaches with actors at the respective levels, and to the institutional aspects and multifaceted consequences of interventions. Students in the programme develop comparative insight into the development of land and water management, take an academic approach to various research paradigms and acquire a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary attitude towards land and water management and rural development issues.

The programme is intended for agriculturists, soil scientists and hydrologists who want to pursue careers in agricultural development and planning and in the conservation and maintenance of land and water resources.

The Bachelor

The bachelor's programme (BSc) in International Land and Water Management is a three-year programme. A variety of teaching methods is used, ranging from lectures, tutorials and computerbased learning, to practical field work and excursions both in the Netherlands and abroad. Students often work in small groups on certain topics. The programme therefore offers practical, applied and fundamental (theoretical) knowledge.

Technical and social: students learn about the engineering, socio-economic, physical and policy aspects of land and water management, making our graduates well-rounded and versatile professionals.

International: Look at regions all over the world that struggle with land and water management problems, such as floods, water shortage, erosion or land degradation. From Thailand to Ethiopia and from Peru to the Netherlands.

Third year bachelor’s students do an international internship and research project of their choice.

Central Pivot Irrigation system near Albacete, Spain.

The Master

The two-year International Land and Water Management MSc programme focuses on the scientific analysis of land and water management issues at different scales. An integration of physical, technical, socio-economic and political dimensions in various approaches is sought to critically analyse, understand and tackle land and water management problems. Students will develop comparative insight into the development of land and water management, apply an academic approach to various research paradigms, and acquire a problem-oriented, interdisciplinary attitude towards land and water management and rural development issues.

The programme devotes its attention on land and water management at different scales, to interactive approaches with actors at the respective levels, to the institutional aspects and to the multifaceted consequences of the proposed interventions.

On the International Land and Water Management programme page, you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

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