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Centre for Environmental Management

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The activities of the Centre for Environmental Management in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State involve education and training, conducting applied research and providing expert services:

 

- Presenting an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in Environmental Management, and a PhD in Environmental Management- Presenting short courses on a variety of topics
- Conducting research for academic and contract purposes

The Centre’s work is concentrated mainly on corporate environmental management, and we have a flexible approach to course content. We continuously adapt course topics and content to meet the need for information about new developments in environmental management, and for requirements related to professional development by practitioners.

The Centre’s graduates are ideally situated to become leaders in the field of environmental management in the public or private sector. Our approach impresses upon students the interdisciplinary nature of the field of study, and the course guides them to mastery of the scientific process


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Achievers at winter graduation ceremony

The Centre for Environmental Manage- ment is proud of the 21 students who will receive their Master's degrees in Environmental Management on Thursday 3 July 2014. One student, Morgan Hauptfleisch, will receive a Ph.D. degree.

Two Master's degree students, Ilse Botha and Debbie Abel, will receive their degrees with distinction. Ilse was judged the best student in Environmental Management, and she also receives the prize for the best mini-dissertation, which is titled, Aquaponics as a productive rehabilitation alternative in the Mpumalanga Highveld Coalfields. Her supervisor was Dr. Alex Weaver. She works as an environmental consultant with Jaco-K Consulting.

The Limpho Letsela Prize for the best foreign student  will be awarded to Don Muroua of Namiba. His mini- dissertation, under the supervision of Matti Nghikembua ofNamibia's Cheetah Conservation Fund, was on the topic Charcoal production as a management tool against bush encroach- ment: Vegetation dynamics. Don works as 'n project manager at Consulting Services Africa in Windhoek.

Morgan Hauptfleisch will receive a Ph.D. degree for a thesis titled, The use of ecosystem parameters in predicting the risk of aircraft-wildlife collisions at Namibian airports. Hy is the head of the Department Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences atdie Polytechnic of Namibia.

Of the students receiving Master's degrees, 13 are South Africans, 7 are from Namibia and one is from Zimbabwe.

Eleven students who enrolled for the Master's Degree in Environmental Management in 2012 completed their degrees in the minimum period of two years, and a further three took three years.


Beat the chill with a CEM scarf

As anyone who's visited Bloemfontein in the winter will know, temperatures drop to 0°C almost every day.

Master's degree students and short course delegates who will be visiting the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM) during July should be prepared to wrap up warmly.


One way of doing this is snuggling in a branded CEM scarf - navy fleece material with white embroidery. We also have handy backpacks with the University logo and CEM name printed in white.

Scarves are available at R60, and backpacks at R100 (postage excluded). Pick it up when you visit, or send a mail to cem@ufs.ac.za to order yours.





 

 



Last updated: 30 June 2014 13:51