Climate change scholarships launched

12 May 2017

Students from nations most at risk from climate change are to receive scholarships to study at ECCI as part of the Carbon Management MSc.

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Scholarships will support up to twenty distance-learning places on the University’s postgraduate climate change management programme for 2017/18.

Students will study climate change impacts and collaborate with Edinburgh’s global network of sustainability experts.

Priority will be given to applicants who are considered to have the greatest potential to make a difference in countries most at risk from climate change.

ECCI's Masters Hub is home to around 60 students studying to attain Masters degrees in topics related to ECCI's vision for a low carbon future, including the prestigious Carbon Management MSc.

The Masters courses on offer at ECCI are each sensitive to the fast-changing policy and business environment, and are particularly allied to the new and emerging industries for a low carbon society, which they aspire to help create.

Each programme provides access to leading businesses and government agencies, with benefits both for the students and the sectors in which they operate. Dynamic, innovative Master-level students are at the heart of ECCI's vision to create change in Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world.

Professor Dave Reay, who led the original Carbon Management programme, said:

“This fantastic support will allow us to build expertise and capacity in those nations most at risk from climate change. From France to Fiji and South Africa to Syria, our world-class climate change programme already boasts a thriving global network of 'Carbon Masters'. This scholarship award will help us reach many more students and take on the fight against climate change.”

Professor Dave Reay, Assistant Principal, Global Environment & Society

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