Master Programme in Natural Resources, Biofuel Green Hydrogen Production, Water Resources and Technology, Côte d’Ivoire
The International Master Programme in Energy and Green Hydrogen (IMP-EGH) is innovative for the West African region, and it is designed to prepare the next generation to address the energy challenges of adaptation and resilience to Climate Change in West Africa. The programme’s interdisciplinary approach will allow for a better understanding of present-day energy infrastructures in West Africa, their strengths and weaknesses, energy policies, practices in a changing climate context and the search for sustainable solutions.
The main objective of this programme is to prepare and train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals capable of proposing adapted solutions to ongoing energy crisis. Graduates will, therefore, be well skilled in order to jointly fulfill the following two points:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the science related to a changing climate and global warming, knowledge of the impacts of climate change, vulnerability of natural systems and the built environment, and methods for adaptation.
- Develop a comprehension of energy production, delivery, and consumption for both traditional systems and sustainable energy alternatives with special emphasis on energy efficiency, energy management and local available renewable energy.
- Identify and develop methods for the production and valorization of green energy (biogas and biofuel) from biomass.
- Identify and popularize the methods of production and valorization of green energy (hydrogen) from water resources.
The programme’s curriculum comprises of well-structured programme consisting of three (3) semesters of taught courses, lab activities, field visits and interaction with stakeholders and one (1) semester intended to the student field work, thesis research, final write up and defense.
Université Felix Houphouet Boigny
Université Felix Houphouet Boigny (formerly Université de Cocody‐Abidjan d’Ivoire), located in Abidjan was created in 1964. It is the oldest Ivoirian University. In 2010, UCA had 1,355 Professors, Assistant-professors and Lecturers, 81 full time Researchers, 534 Administrative & Technical Personals and more than 53,700 Students in 2010. Université Felix Houphouet Boigny is structured in 13 Training and Research Units (UFR), 2 autonomous Research Centers (Mathematics and Socio-economics), 1 Specialized School and 13 Research Institutes and Centers. UCA has a long experience of training students both from Cote d’Ivoire and the region at Masters and Ph.D. level in the area of Biodiversity including Tropical Ecology (Animals & Plants), Entomology, Botany, Hydrobiology, Ornithology etc. It also has a strong collaboration with the Université d’Abobo-Adjamé (UAA), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, which also very active in the area of biodiversity.
Course Duration is 28 months; 4 months for language training (proficiency) and 24 months for the Master programmes