Friday, October 31, 2008

ANU Climate Change Institute

The ANU announced this week it has set up a Climate Change Institute and will be offering a Master of Climate Change from 2009:

The Master of Climate Change is an interdisciplinary coursework or coursework and research degree that allows students to develop a program of advanced learning suited to their individual interests and skills in the area of climate change. The degree is jointly offered by the Crawford School of Economics and Government and the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

The program comprises a minimum of three compulsory courses in core topic areas covering climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches; elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to meet individual student needs and interests. Master of Climate Change graduates can expect to:

  • gain both a high level of knowledge in particular aspects of climate change, and a broad knowledge of the current issues in and approaches to climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation;
  • develop their independent learning, analytical and research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills;
  • develop networks relevant to their academic and professional interests; and
  • be better placed to respond to the challenges of climate change through their chosen careers.

The Master of Climate Change program allows students to take courses from across the ANU, to draw from the University's breadth and strength in the science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. ...

From: Master of Climate Change Overview, Faculty of Science and Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU, 2008

I have suggested they might like to include a unit on Green ICT.

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