Global environmental management

Global Environmental Management is a one-semester programme offered in Ghana, West Africa. Excellent lecturers and teachers provide lessons of high academic and educational quality. The programme is credited as a full semester (30 ECTS – European Credit Transfer System). Semesters begin February 3 and september 1.

Place: Cape Coast, Ghana
Duration: 10 weeks in Ghana pluss self-study
Semester: Spring/autumn
Credits: 30 (European Credit Transfer System)
Examination: Assignments
Programme fee: 5200 Euro (4600 excl. accomodation)
Includes: Study fee, room, breakfast, lunch
State loans: yes, in most European countries
Language of instruction: English

The overall objective of the program is to give students an interdisciplinary understanding of substantive issues of international environmental management in general and in the West African region in particular. These two dimensions are integrated in a mutually reinforcing way. The program provides a basis for discussions, critical analysis and reflection on the causes and dynamics of environmental problems and management of natural resources. The program provides the student with a balanced understanding of the theory and practice of environmental management practices. More specifically the students should acquire knowledge of:

• The complex nature of important contemporary environmental issues.
• Institutions, organizations and other stakeholders in international environmental management, an their
  role in managing and regulating human impact on the environment.
• Central ideas, perspectives and debates in environmental management and planning.
• Challenges facing modern society in terms of the need to plan for a healthy environment and to manage it
  accordingly for a sustainable development.
• Economic, legal and social factors that impinge on decisions and actions at the interface between human
  activity and the environment
• The interrelationships between economic and social development and impacts on the environment at a
  variety of scales, and how to produce effective and feasible solutions to policy and planning dilemmas.
• Skills and techniques designed to develop appropriate and feasible solutions to a range of complex,
  international environment related problems.

The programme is offered in cooperation with:


Ingrid Rekve followed our Global Environmental
Management program in Ghana.
She can answer questions about her
studies and daily life in Cape Coast.