The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change, PAUWES, is now offering four distinct two-year Master programmes
THE Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change, PAUWES, in Algeria contributes to promoting higher education and applied research in the fields of water, energy and climate change – a key contribution to sustainable development in Africa. The admissions process for its Master programmes in water and energy (both engineering and policy tracks) starting in September 2018 is now open. All AU citizens (including diaspora) are encouraged to apply, particularly women and candidates from Southern, Central, and Northern Africa.
Building a prosperous and stable Africa calls for a new generation of African leaders capable of and committed to facing the vast challenges of the continent. These challenges include water scarcity, renewable energy, and climate change. The Pan African University, PAU, a key initiative of the African Union Commission, is dedicated to the mission. The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences, PAUWES, is hosted by the University of Tlemcen in Algeria. Since its establishment in 2014, more than 200 students from 31 countries across Africa have enrolled, and 73 students have been successfully graduated from its programmes. “PAUWES is a prototype of the Africa of tomorrow, for which we are laying the foundations,” Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission, said during his official visit to PAUWES on Sunday, March 11, 2018. PAUWES benefits from the support of the Algerian government and the German Development Cooperation.
Today, PAUWES offers four distinct two-year Master programmes. Students striving to be future engineers have the choice between the Master of Science, MSc, in Water Engineering and the MSc in Energy Engineering. Students interested in policy-making and governance can choose between the MSc in Water Policy and Energy Policy. The language of instruction is English, and students have the opportunity to study French at the onset of the program. PAUWES students come from all over Africa, which creates a unique possibility to study in a multicultural environment of highly motivated and engaged peers.
PAUWES strives to balance theory and practice through international internships, case studies, and field trips. To provide the students with specific technical skills in their field of interest, PAUWES offers electives (e.g. solar, wind, geothermal and biomass energies, water and sanitation, integrated water resource management, policy analysis or leadership). Graduates benefit from career pathways in public administration, policy-making, research, private enterprise, consulting and civil society. Access to the Institute’s international expert network, research partnerships, career-promotion programs and forthcoming entrepreneurship centre further boosts graduates’ profiles.
Under the framework of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, PAUWES places a special emphasis on recruiting and empowering female students. The Institute facilitates women-focused networking events and workshops. To further develop its vision of diversity, PAUWES also encourages applicants with disabilities and candidates from under-represented regions (Southern Africa, Central Africa, Northern Africa) to apply. All PAUWES students receive full scholarships (covering tuition and living expenses) following a competitive admission process.
– Mar. 20, 2018 @ 19:09 GMT |