The Master aims at preparing a new generation towards professional and academic careers, and to enable their effective contribution to the sustainable management of water and land resources in agriculture, and to the socio-economic development thereof, in view of important challenges that include water scarcity, land degradation, demographic pressures, and climate change. A major focus is on the increase of cross-sectoral coherence between Sustainable Development Goals, and the application of modern technologies and tools that integrate agronomic, engineering, environmental and socio-economic aspects of water and land management in agriculture.
Students follow theoretical and practical sessions that aim at framing improved management of water and land resources, at increasing food production using less water, and reversing land degradation. The programme presents the basic principles, and the latest scientific and technological achievements in irrigation systems at farm and large-scale level, taking into consideration the application of innovative “green” management solutions.
At the end of the programme, students will acquire the skills to apply integrated approaches of water and land management for sustainable agriculture and food systems, under significant challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, societal changes and food insecurity. Specifically, they will acquire the following competencies:
For further details, please download the Information sheet and the Course programme about the Sustainable Water and Land Management in Agriculture Master and Master of Science Programmes for 2021-2022 below.
The Master of Science Programme provides a curriculum of two academic years curriculum for graduates holding the title of agricultural or hydraulic engineers.
Access to the second year is only guaranteed to students who have successfully completed the first year and have met all the prerequisites set by the Institute.
The 2nd year is based on the “problem solving” approach and research themes are derived from specific and relevant problems for which a practical technical solution is sought. Applied research themes and experimental works are developed. In a rigorous scientific framework, works are targeted to innovatory solutions that are feasible in the integrated land and water system they are designed for.
The main research topics for MSc theses are:
During the second year, some students will be guided towards PhD programmes jointly carried out by Italian Universities and CIHEAM Bari.
Academic year 2020-21
Academic year 2019-20
Academic year 2018-19
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