Tel Aviv University is greener because of the activity of the campus’s Porter School of Environmental Studies, which is always starting some new eco initiative. Whether it is the construction of the greenest building in Israel, or the cultivation of a community garden, chances are that the Porter School is behind it. Now the school is hoping to get the international community more green as well, by offering a new English-language International MA Program in Environmental Studies, to be launched in fall 2011.
For the first time, the Porter School program will be offered in English and geared towards students from overseas. As the program is described,
“It aims to provide students from all over the world with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies, with an emphasis on Israel’s unique geographic and geopolitical setting. Students in the program study a broad selection of environmental subjects, through core courses and a range of electives, to gain an insight into Israel’s environmental history both as an individual nation and as part of the greater Middle East region.”
Focused largely on water, the program aims at exposing students to the scientific, legal and policy aspects of one of Israel’s (and the Middle East’s) most critical environmental issues. The program covers water issues such as marine conservation, river rehabilitation, and coastal management.
An internship course will also place students within leading environmental organizations and government offices in exchange for academic credit.
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