Extension for MUrCS programme until 2026
Most of the students come from outside Europe but all of them fulfill the requirement of at least two years of work experience from a relevant field. The first batch of students commanced their studies in autumn 2018 and is about to graduate during autumn 2020.
The aim of the new Master of Urban Climate and Sustainability 1.5 (MUrCS1.5) is to produce high calibre graduates to manage climate resilience in cities to live within a 1.5oC warmer world. The approach of MUrCS1.5 will integrate three themes in a specific manner – science of nature-based solutions as the approach to mitigation, combined with circular economy as the driver for urban planning, and sustainability leadership as the management goal.
The grant will fund 88 postgraduate scholarships until 2024, with the programme split across all four universities. The consortium also includes five academic associate partners from Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, South Africa and Brazil, plus 11 local authority and public/private sector bodies. For example in Lahti associated partners are the city of Lahti, the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme and Ramboll Ltd who have all provided the students working life based internships and projects. Ramboll has also rewarded the best qualified students during the last two years.
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