Germany partners with UTech in the implementation of a Master’s Degree ProgramEnlarge image Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley (centre), officially launches the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Master’s Degree Programme at the University of Technology (UTech), on March 2, 2017 at the school’s Papine campus. Others (from left) are Charge d’Affaires at the German Embassy, Michael Dumke; Dean, Faculty of the Built Environment at UTech, Dr. Garfield Young; President of UTech, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD.; UTech’s Sustainable Energy Head, Dr. (© Donald De La Haye)
The University of Technology (UTech) has partnered with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) to offer a Master’s Degree Program in Sustainable Energy & Climate Change - the latest result of our cooperation with Utech and it's Jamaica Caribbean Sustainable Energy & Innovation Institute & Faculty of the Built Environment, aiming at providing qualified human resources for the growing energy sector in Jamaica and the wider Caribbbean.
This Master Degree Programme will also:
• be a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation to create local jobs
• Encourage new green business initiatives by its graduates
• be a Multi-disciplinary approach as well as a cross-sectorial approach drawing on the expertise of many faculties within the University
• with their thesis be a business plan to apply for financial support
• contribute to the regional integration in the respective field and reach out to universities in the region.
Germany is very proud to support UTech under this important initiative and wishes a good start for the Program and an ongoing success of the new Master Degree Programme in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change.