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Coastal Hazards - A global challenge


The Coastal Hazards, Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme delivers postgraduate education and training to top students from around the world to help them develop into highly qualified professionals who can safeguard society against coastal hazards. Welcome to COASTHazar!


The Problem

Half of the world population lives less than 200 km from a coastline. This brings hazards and risks that are increasing with climate change, coastal urbanisation and population growth. Lives, ecosystems, properties and economies can be at risk. To adapt to and manage the hazards and risks, holistic and multi-disciplinary knowledge is needed.


The programme

The COASTHazar Erasmus Mundus Master’s is an international, integrated and inter-disciplinary programme structured in four semesters (120 ECs – credit units). It is based on the shared vision and complementary expertise of three higher education institutions:


More than 30 associated partners from academia, public institutions and private companies bring the programme a real-world perspective and a link to the labour market. Some partners are from countries that are considerably affected by coastal hazards.


The careers

The COASTHazar Master’s prepares students for professional careers in which they can  help safeguard society against coastal hazards and associated risks. The programme aims to help meet the world’s needs and demands for qualified expertise on coastal engineering and management.

The programme seeks to contribute to developing a new generation of coastal experts. The programme graduates will be at the peak of their careers in 2040-2050, when sea-level is expected to adversely affect coastal areas. COASTHazar graduates - highly trained professionals - are expected to have the skills needed to design and implement climate change adaptation measures in vulnerable areas.

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