The Master of Science in Environmental Studies – Cities and Sustainability (JEMES CiSu) is a unique 2-year programme offered jointly by the Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics and Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection (Technische Universität Hamburg, TUHH); the Department of Development & Planning (Aalborg Universitet, AAU); the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambiental (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB); and the Department of Environment and Planning (Universidade de Aveiro, UA), which enables excellent graduates with first degrees in engineering, science, management and technology to successfully deal with complex urban processes and problems across international, cultural and disciplinary boundaries.
JEMES CiSu follows a worldwide trend towards rapidly growing metropolises, which requires an increased focus on environmental and climate issues in cities and towns. The programme builds on the existing Erasmus Mundus Master programme in Environmental Studies (JEMES), which has been running since 2007, and thereby incorporates years of experience offering an integrated high-class Erasmus Mundus degree to students from all over the world.
The programme is fully delivered in English and aims to enable excellent graduates with first degrees in engineering, science, management and planning to successfully deal with complex urban processes and problems across international, cultural and disciplinary boundaries.
The European universities offering the JEMES CiSu Master are actively addressing diverse local and regional environmental and socio-economic problems. In order to ensure increased inter-disciplinarily and a broader global scope, the consortium of European universities has linked up with universities in Australia, Brazil, China, Thailand, and the United States of America, thereby bringing together strong expertise that encompasses the needs and opportunities in several continents and in developing as well as in industrialised countries. Furthermore, all partners have teamed up with local organisations – public and private – in order to provide outreach and networking opportunities and enable real-life application of student work.
The MSc degree is awarded jointly by all four European universities and issued by the JEMES CiSu programme coordinator, Aalborg University.
Students study with at least two European Universities and the option of one further third country university with the programme's delivery over two years providing a greater depth of learning, more organisational engagement and a rich cultural experience.
The programme is full time over 24 months and divided into 4 semesters of study with focus on one overarching theme: Cities & Sustainability.
The programme is divided in two sub-themes:
- Sustainability Management & Planning (with AAU, and UAB)
- Sustainable Technologies & Processes (with TUHH, and UA)