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KOPREGEL VOLGT Disruptive Events NOG. minor programme (Inter)national Disaster, Resilience and migration Our society is changing due to constant external events. In this 1/2 year multidisciplinary minor programme, you will acquire a broad overview of external events impacting nature and society and discover how to respond and act. You will learn how to professionally deal with disruptive events in society, such as natural disasters, migration, terrorist attacks and climate change. Visit our Facebook, LinkedIn and Insta profile. Each year more people are on the move because of disasters and conflict. Due to climate change, every year the number of disaster events is increasing and also the impact on society. Migration flows raise questions about terrorists in our society and in Europe this is a vivid topic of debate. Within and between cities, countries an increasing polarization is seen. You will familiarize and analyze the most common approaches and think about the resilience of societies. Gain experience in analyzing complex challenges and providing sustainable solutions for international and national disaster contexts and become a leader in (disaster) risk and resilience with your own professional

background! You will learn in different courses, through experiments, simulations, projects, field trips, lectures and literature.

Objectives • P  rovide students with a multidisciplinary background, methods and perspectives in order to design and manage integrated reliance strategies. • Bridge specific competencies about resilience with the need of the real world complexity and practices. • Allow students to become the future professionals able to address the complexity of disaster resilience.

Programme structure This minor programme is framed around 2 modules comprising several courses of in total 30 ECTS. During the 2 modules you will learn to understand different types of events with a disruptive impact on society. In the first module, you will focus on natural disasters and learn to respond, aiming to reduce the impact of natural disasters in both a developing and western context. During this module you will learn to work with innovative tools and design, test and evaluate solutions in real life cases.

In the second module, you will learn to understand the main European issues that have caused disruption in recent years: migration and migration-related issues. The courses you will be attending, are focused on governance and policy, migration ethics and radicalization and terrorism. Part of this module are two field trips: a 1 week field visit to Bosnia and Hercegovina and a short trip to Calais. During both trips you will do participative research. See our field trip magazine from Bosnia (2019), Palermo (2018) and Lesbos (2017). During the entire minor programme you develop yourself as a professional in a disruptive event. At the end of the minor project all your work will be exhibited.   Curriculum: Module 1: Disaster Risk Reduction 14 ECTS • Experimenting with innovative technologies in emergency response   • System thinking in disaster resilience and recovery • Climate change impacts • Epidemic disaster response and prevention  Module 2: Migration, policy and practice 14 ECTS • Trend analysis in resilience  • Understanding migration dynamics, governance and policy • Participative research in refugee/migrant camp • Ethics and migration • Preventing, Detecting and Responding to the Violent Extremist Threat

Addressing the global most urgent problems Disaster and the number of affected populations are increasing every year. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Resilience, the United Nations and other international organisations call for practical solutions for the complex problems around disaster resilience. This minor programme will prepare students for a bachelor graduation on one of the main topics in the programme. The course will facilitate students to understand what skills and knowledge they need to work in the field of disaster risk reduction, migration, policy and practice and resilience in modern society. Career opportunities The programme is supported by the most prestigious humanitarian agencies in the Netherlands and has a strong network with Dutch municipalities, governmental agencies and policymakers, aid institutions and other agencies. Throughout the programme you will discover what these partners do and this will facilitate you to graduate with them for your bachelor, do an internship or work with them after your studies. This programme is an excellent preparation to work in a humanitarian, political, governmental or aid organisations.

Practical Details Academic accreditation Minor Degree in Disruptive Events

General: 2 ECTS • Professional in a disruptive event • Exhibition of results

Organising centre Avans University of Applied Sciences, School of the Built Environment and Infrastructure

Reasons to study this minor programme:

Location: Den Bosch

International programme This minor programme is fully in English and will prepare you for a bachelor graduation on an internationally relevant topic. Specialised staff The academic staff consists of specialist on the topics and has both strong field experience and theoretical knowledge on the topics they teach. Strong link with practice All courses include a strong link with the daily practice and you will study real life cases in which you will apply your knowledge. A large number of humanitarian organisations, governmental agencies and companies will provide cases and input for your work.

Schedule and timetable • Level: 3rd year bachelor • From February - July (30 ECTS) • 1 Semester of courses (6 months), from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Exchange students You can participate in an exchange programme at Avans University of Applied Sciences if your home institution has concluded an agreement with Avans. Under this agreement you can be nominated to study with us. As an exchange student, you will continue to pay tuition fees to your home institution. This means you do not have to pay tuition fees to Avans. Please read the details on the Applying as an exchange student page or contact your home institution’s exchange coordinator for details.

Other students If your university is not a partner of Avans University of Applied Sciences, you can join us as a full-fee paying student. For more details, look at: https://www.avans. nl/international/programs/study-at-avans/applyinggroups/applying-freemover-students Or contact the Avans International Office on +31 88 - 525 80 01 or at internationaloffice@avans.nl.

Prospective students The target students to be involved in this programme are mainly planners, architects, civil engineers, social scientists, communication experts, political scientists, engineers, geographers. However, the progamme does not exclude students with another specialisation. However, the students does not exclude students with another specialisation. Students from outside the Netherlands are strongly invited to participate as their perspective is of important added value for the discussions in class. The topics in the courses are global with attention for Dutch situation, and therefore of interest for people from any geographical origin.

Admission requirements This programme is open to you if you have successfully completed at least 2 years of a bachelor programme. Students of all bachelor programmes are allowed to subscribe. For Dutch students there are no other requirements.

Students that do not study in the Netherlands are required to submit for their application: • An up-to-date copy of their CV • A minimum English level IELTS score of 6. A background is recommended in any discipline related to risk management, urbanization challenges, engineering, planning, risk analysis, migration or climate change. Students should be able to follow classes, present and submit their work in English. International submission closes on December 15. Find out more about the admission procedure, reserving a place and enrolment on avans.nl/international.

Apply Are you ready for this exciting opportunity? Apply now and start in February! For more information and details check facebook or the website.

Contact More information about this programme is available via: minoren.abi@avans.nl / +31 88 – 525 82 11 If you would like more information about studying at Avans, please contact our International Office: internationaloffice@avans.nl / +31 88 - 525 80 01


Student opinions

Collaborating academies This minor programme is a collaboration between 3 academies of Avans University of Applied Sciences; Built Environment and Infrastructure, Governance and Security, and Technology of Health and Environment. The programme is hosted by the Academy for Built Environment and Infrastructure.

“In Lesbos we were able to get a better idea of what life was like for the refugees. It was quite amazing to see how happy all the children were who lived in the camps. I was also surprised by how much the staff at the camp tried to give the refugees the feeling that could live normal lives.”

Collaborating practitioners Many partners from the field contribute to our programme with workshops, excursions, lectures. This will allow you to understand the profound complexity of disruptive events and you will be able to understand what it means for you in the future. Some of the partners are: Firefighters, Dutch army, Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, Built to Impact, Migrant reception centres, Cordaid, TU Eindhoven and TU Delft.

“Working in a refugee camp, well that was something i thought i never would do, but it happened and the experience was special. Being there and seeing the condition in the camp, although the camp was not bad, the conditions were far from ideal. I cannot imagine to live there for several years without knowing the future. The children there have had terrible experiences in live, yet they are playing their like nothing happened.”

Classes are held at Avans University of Applied Sciences. • The university has the best facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for both theoretical and practical classes. • Our education is of top quality. For many years we have maintained a leading position in the national ranking systems among universities of applied sciences. • We offer personal attention and support inside and outside the classroom. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. • The Avans cities of Breda, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Roosendaal and Tilburg offer pleasant and safe environments for young adults.

Studying in the Netherlands Start the most challenging learning experience of your life in Netherlands. You will be amazed about the open minded way of thinking of the students and staff and direct interaction with professionals. The Netherlands is an intellectual and cultural role model where your knowledge can adapt to multiple professional opportunities. The Netherlands has one of the best train networks in the world connecting you very fast to other cities that you want to explore. Tilburg is located only 1.5 hour from Amsterdam and 1 hour from Rotterdam. Tilburg is located in the provice Noord-Brabant that has a great culture and atmosphere. Tilburg is a are has lively international student life with cosy bars and nice parks and canal. International students will receive a buddy that helps them to settle in the city.

“I like the relevant projects that we could pick from. It was great to work with Cordaid and I am amazed about the projects they do. I am also happy the partner organisation is eager to apply our recommendations directly. ” “I have developed myself with a new perspective on a professional in a disruptive event. The guest lectures, the study trip to Palermo and the excursions were the most relevant for me.” “The experts really opened my mind about practical and ethical issues in the field. I enjoyed the in depth discussions in class.”


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