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PREPARATION AND MANAGEMENT OF AN MSC PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

M.P. Arraiza Bermúdez-Cañete1, J.C. Santamarta2, J.V. López1, F. Ioras3, L. Hernández4, J. Neris2

1Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
2Universidad de la Laguna (SPAIN)
3Buckinghamshire New University (UNITED KINGDOM)
4Gobierno de Canarias, Consejería de Obras Públicas, Transportes y Política Territorial (SPAIN)
Europe is facing an accelerated climate change as a result of global warming and as a result population departure and consequent abandon of rural areas due to the increase floods, forest fire, lack of water, land slide, etc, and there is a need to find ways to support management of such hazards by providing adequate training on environmental security and management. One academic proposal for understanding and training appropriate personnel to mitigate threats to the environment is higher education, so in this way, authors proposed an MSc Program related to environmental security. Another strong point of this program is to prepare students for the regional and global postgraduate job market. This paper is intended to explain and analyze the stages of preparation of documentation and project management, whole preparation of a Master Erasmus Program, including teaching strategies, such as Virtual Learning Platform that contains learning materials in a digital format including text, audio-material, images and video-material, meetings as a tester workshops organized in participating countries, future interaction with the student etc. Finally, the document is intended as an aid to future teachers to detect a lack of training in an area that affects the environment in Europe so they can propose a training program, innovative and high acceptance towards the Graduates of Business and Planning faculties who intend to work in the infrastructure projects, graduates of environmental faculties who intend to specialise in environment disasters management. This work has been funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), as an Erasmus Multilateral Project through project number 517629-LLP-1-2011-UK-ERASMUS-EMCR.