New Master in Cold Climate Engineering
Top image: Arctic technology fieldwork in Adventfjorden. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen /UNIS
A new master opportunity has been launched by DTU Technical University of Denmark, NTNU in Norway and Aalto University in Finland. The 2-year MSc programme will include a semester of studies in Svalbard or Greenland.
22 May 2015
Global warming, the extraction of raw materials and increased traffic at the North Pole pose both challenges and opportunities for the Nordic countries.
Therefore the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), NTNU in Norway and Aalto University in Finland has joined forces in establishing a new master programme to prepare future engineers for work in the Arctic.
The MSc programme in Cold Climate Engineering offers three basic areas of specialization: Land, Sea, and Space (monitoring the Poles from space).
Students must study at two of the three partner universities and will receive a diploma from both universities. It will be possible to complete one semester at the DTU campus in Greenland or at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).
The aim is for the students to get hands-on knowledge about both the challenges and opportunities in the high north.
Students will be admitted to the programme as of January 2016, with the academic semester getting underway in September of the same year.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has allocated DKK 1 million in subsidy to the new study programme.
Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering