The ERASMUS MUNDUS Master Course (EMMC) in Ecohydrology is a unique international master course focusing on a new vision for aquatic ecosystems restoration and long-term sustainability. The Ecohydrology approach was developed and have been refined within the International Hydrologic Program (IHP) of UNESCO. Its importance is recognized by the 193 counties composing the UNESCO General Conference, being “Ecohydrology for Sustainability” one of the five major themes of the Phase VII of the IHP-UNESCO.

Programme: Erasmus Mundus
Duration: 01.10.2009 – 30.09.2012
Coordinatior: University of Algarve, Portugal

  • University of Kiel, Germany
  • University of Lodz, Poland

The masters course will provide to students a profound knowledge and understanding of the ecological processes that support the resilience of aquatic ecosystems, and how these processes can be harmonized with engineering infrastructures at the river basin and used to sustain aquatic ecosystems quality and revert degradation. The Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Ecohydrology gathers the expertise from a consortium constituted to include contemporary expertise from four European HEI (Portugal, Poland, Netherlands and Germany) and one third country University (Argentina). Experience on estuarine and coastal ecosystems ecohydrology will be provided by the University of Algarve (Portugal); expertise in freshwater and urban ecohydrology will be provided by the University of Lodz (Poland); and the engineering and management components will be provided by UNESCO-IHE (Netherlands) and University of Kiel (Germany). The courses will have a duration of two years and will be provided in English. It aims to create highly specialized professionals in the area of Ecohydrology, both with understanding about the ecological processes and ecosystems functioning, as well as the harmonization of such ecological processes with more traditional engineering approaches.

Interested in ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Science in Ecohydrology?
Check our website for more details at and dowload the brochure here.

Note: New Submissions for Non European and European students until 31th January 2011!
Application procedure at:

Ecohyd contact person for the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection University of Lodz: dr Malgorzata Lapinska,

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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