Disasters, whether they originate in natural, economic, political or religious causes, are becoming more frequent. There is undoubtedly a steady increase in climate-related natural disasters. Religious conflicts and terrorist attacks have also recently become part of current news. This context, and the changing nature of humanitarian action, contribute to a new demand for fully integrated, holistic approaches to disaster.
This creates a growing need for professionals adequately trained to prepare and implement disaster management strategies. These strategies have to be deployed fast and efficiently to reduce losses and deal with new challenges.
Professionals need to be in a capacity to assess risks, mitigate against them, possibly reduce them beforehand, and of course, support and manage recovery in a sustainable fashion.
Decision-making has to occur while taking into account a number of variables: political, economic, social and cultural issues are key. The situation requires professionals in the field to have an adequate knowledge base as well as the right skills.
The Master in Disaster Management & Environmental Impact Studies was designed by IMT Mines Alès and the Université de Nîmes.
It offers French and international students the best of both worlds: France’s academic tradition and engineering excellence, with classes taught in English, making it an ideal combination.
Our International Master in Disaster Management & Environmental Impact Studies is based on the interrelated fields of humanitarian care and civil protection, corresponding to the needs arising from a crisis situation.