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Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #70 (WUR) ,
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) shares extensive knowledge of climate change adaptation, resilience, and low-carbon development through lectures, case studies, group discussions, games, and field visits. 


What will I learn?

How do we analyse low-carbon and climate resilient urban development options and how we strategically decide which ones to include in climate action plans? What opportunities and challenges do cities face in relation to mainstreaming climate change policies and actions into existing plans? Cities play an essential role in adapting to climate change. They are increasingly expected to undertake actions to adapt to sea level rise, floods, droughts, and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change and climate variability. Mapping the most at risk areas of a city with relevant stakeholders is fundamental to understanding how to reduce a city’s vulnerability. Cities are also expected to follow a low-carbon development path, which cuts across sectors and planning practices. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Course takes place:  17 June – 05 July 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on how to perform vulnerability assessments of cities and will be introduced to specific tools as well as adaptation and mitigation actions that deal with climate change.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. Before you start your application, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully.

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to the chosen course.
  • Fluency in English in order to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the program
    • Motivational statement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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