Doctoral education and related research activities form the core of the Water & Development Research Group’s activities. Our aim is to make the doctoral education increasingly systematic and better supervised, and thus to enhance its role in and for the society.
The key areas of our doctoral education correspond with our general research focus, and include urbanization, security concerns, poverty, food and energy issues as well as the environment and climate change. Major part of our doctoral education focuses on global analyses and research on developing economies in Asia as well as how these aspects can be taken into account in policy-making in Finland.
Our current doctoral students can be found from People page.
Master’s level education
In terms of Master’s level education, Water & Development Research Group provides several courses related to water and development at Aalto University. Our courses are part of the Water and Environmental Engineering Master’s programme.
Our Master programme received Aalto University’s Excellence Recognition award in 2018, read more here.
We also coordinate the study programme on Sustainable Global Technologies. SGT is an interdisciplinary education program that focuses on sustainable technologies, urbanization and development, environmental, and sociocultural impacts in developing and transition countries.
The programme’s highlight is the annual SGT studio course, which is built around multi- and interdisciplinary student projects implemented with various partners around the world. More information about SGT, its courses and projects can be found through the following link: www.aalto.fi/en/sgt-programme.
“With an enthusiastic team, big challenges can be taken on”
The new Master’s Programme in Water and Environmental Engineering includes several courses related to water and development, built environment, governance and sustainability:
Yhd-12.3120 Global Water Problems (GWP) course
Yhd-12.3081 State of the World and Development
Yhd-12.3088 Sustainable Global Technologies, Changing course
Yhd-12.3092 Sustainable Technologies Studio
Yhd-12.3140 Water and People in the Changing World