Innovation and excellence in GroundwatCH is stimulated by the collaboration between three European HEIs, each with a distinct profile providing added value to the course, namely through:
The environmental engineering perspective provided by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) (part of the University of Lisbon) as well as the know-how of the CVRM Research Centre in semi-arid hydrogeology; among the lecturers at this institute are:
Luís Ribeiro, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology, Head of the CVRM Research Centre
Teresa Melo, Senior lecturer of Hydrogeology
Rodrigo Oliveira, Professor of Hydrology
The international experience of IHE Delft Institute for Water Eduction, in hydro(geo)logical research, education and capacity building in many countries across the globe;among the lecturers at this institute are:
Tibor Stigter, Senior lecturer in Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources
Jan Willem Foppen, Associate Professor of Hydrology
Yangxiao Zhou, Associate Professor of Hydrogeology
Jochen Wenninger, Senior lecturer of Hydrology
The renowned expertise in climate and hydrology from Technische Universität (TU) Dresden with its well-matched combination of engineering, geo and natural sciences; among the lecturers at this institute are:
Christian Bernhofer, Professor of Meteorology
Rudolf Liedl, Professor of Groundwater Hydrology
Karl-Heinz Feger, Professor of Site Ecology and Plant Nutrition
GroundwatCH will provide outstanding opportunities to deepen cooperation between full partner HEIs and associated partners. Universities from China, Colombia, Morocco and Uganda are currently associated to the programme, participating in course dissemination and promotion, lecturing and hosting of Master students for thesis research.
Over 15 non-academic partners are also associated to the programme, essential for course development, optimizing learning outcomes, employability and integration of relevant research results.
The cooperation agreement for this programme can be downloaded here.