The Laboratory of Hydrology and Aquatic Systems Analysis of the University of Thessaly (Department of Civil Engineering) and the Laboratoire d’ Etude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environement of Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Grenoble (OSUG) of Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble I, jointly undertook the direction, co-ordination and organisation of a Greek-French program of postgraduate studies (MANAGEMENT OF HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL HAZARDS - HYDROHASARDS) that leads to the acquisition of: a) Master’s Degree and b) Doctoral Diploma.
In the scientific field of Environmental Engineering and Science, interest is growing on what causes climate change as well as its consequences. Thus, a large part of modern research focuses on achieving the objectives of forecast, specialisation, and education of executives on issues of management of meteorological and hydrologic hazards. The corresponding program aims at studying the methodologies of analysis, forecast and management of meteorological and hydrologic phenomena, which are intensified by the effect of climate change.
The new Postgraduate Program of the University Thessaly (UTH) offers a specialization that allows students from Greece, France and other countries (more specifically Balkan and Mediterranean countries, adjacent the European Union countries, as well as the developing countries) to benefit from the accumulated research experience and know-how of two pedagogic teams (in management of hydrologic hazards and political protection in UTH, in management of meteorological hazards in the University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble I).