Wageningen University & Research and the Technical University of Delft want to launch a new Master’s programme in 2017. The programme in Metropolitan analysis, design and engineering addresses urban issues such as how to make cities climate-proof.
The universities will submit their application for accreditation to the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) mid-October. It should be clear within six months whether accreditation is granted, so the programme should start in September 2017.
There are no plans for a big student recruitment campaign in the coming year, says programme director Erik Heijmans in Resource. Information is available on the WUR website, though, with the disclaimer that accreditation is still pending. ‘We are already noticing that a lot of people are interested.’ Heijmans hopes the Master’s will start small with a cohort of around 20 students.