The postgraduate degree program "Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" at the University of Bonn is now connecting at European level!

A consortium of 7 European universities and higher education institutes has received funding to promote the network of postgraduate programs in the field of disaster prevention and management. The European Commission accepted the EUMA-Project ("Creating an EUropean Higher Education Network for MAster’s Programmes in Disaster Risk Management") proposal for a two-year grant. The project consortium consists of universities from Vienna, Bonn, Italy, France, Estonia, Ireland and the Netherlands and is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Thomas Glade from the University of Vienna (UNIVIE).

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Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott, head of the postgraduate master's program "Master of Disaster Management and Risk Governance" at the University of Bonn in cooperation with the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) is one of the key partners in this consortium. The aim of the project is to advance the professionalization of civil protection through a Europe-wide knowledge exchange with high-ranking international seminars, summer schools and scientific publications. The target group is primarily students in continuing education degree programs in the field of civil protection in governmental and private institutions or aid organizations. European cooperation aiming at mutual learning and knowledge exchange is of increasing importance in the field of disaster management at university level. The heat waves and devastating forest fires of recent weeks in southern Europe and other parts of the world forcefully remind us of the dramatic effects of climate change. They vividly demonstrate that disasters can reach a magnitude to which individual countries can no longer respond adequately and require international assistance. Mutual learning and transnational knowledge exchange is essential, as devastating forest fires and other extreme weather situations are advancing in more northern latitudes as well. 

Project start is the 01.01.2024!

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For further information please contact the project members:

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Prof. Dr. Lothar Schrott

Head of the Master's degree for continuing education KaVoMa

+49 228 73-5394

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Dr. Rainer Bell

Research Associate (Post Doc)

+49 228 73-60722

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