Semster 2 subject: International Forest Policy

International Forest Policy 2015Information for OEP students:
this subject addresses the policy and governance framework for forest
management in international, national and state contexts. It describes policy processes and the role of different actors in policy development and implementation. Different policy instruments are described and their suitability for achieving policy objectives is discussed. Current issues in international forest policy, such as illegal logging and trade, conservation, certification, environmental management, forests and poverty and climate change are considered from the viewpoints of different forest policy actors. This subject will equip students with an improved capacity for critical thinking in relation to policy issues.

Enrolment details and Learning Outcomes can be found in the 2015 Handbook
FRST20029 International Forest Policy

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2015 changes to Quota Subjects for OEP students

The enrollment deadline for GEOG90007 to March 1 2015. A link in the handbook will direct you to Faculty of Science webpage should they need further information about quota selection.
Two more graduate quota subjects, FRST90030 Forests in the Asia Pacific Region (November) and GEOG90019 Indigenous Land Management (June).We believe a similar process will be set in place.We are yet to confirm with these coordinators when the enrolment deadline shall be.


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2015 applications now open

Do you want to become an environmental leader?nametag open day
Do you wish to enjoy the flexibility to design a program that meets your goals?
Applications are now open for the Master of Environment for Semester 2, 2015.

There are two options available for graduates wishing to study a Master of Environment, find out more here  or contact the Office for Environmental Programs to discuss further email

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clock SmallImportant information for OEP Students:  2015 Re-enrolment for Semester 1 & Semester 2 is now open for changes, additions and new subjects.

Please check the 2015 Handbook, if subject not currently included in your Study Plan (and relevant to your stream/program) please contact us by email for assistance.

Enrolment requirements for Law subjects: please check Useful Forms for further details.

Last date for Re-enrolment is 5pm on 12th December, 2014.  Late enrolments will incur a fine.

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International Course on River Basin Management

Call for Expressions of Interest

The International Course on River Basin Management is an intensive one week course to be held from 26th to 30th August 2013 at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus. The course is which is being organized by Tsinghua University in China and the University of Melbourne is designed to give post graduate students insights into the diverse and complex world of river basin management.

The 2013 Course will:

* focus on the Murray Darling Basin in Australia, and the Yellow River Basin in China;

* draw on the challenging experiences in the Murray Darling Basin which has undergone the most radical transformation since the River Murray Waters Agreement was signed in 1914 , including the Water Act(2007), The Basin Plan, creation of environmental water holders , modernization of ageing irrigation systems while maintaining agricultural  production under the stress of the most severe drought in recorded history;

* be cross disciplinary exploring issues of governance, public policy, environmental and climate science, water engineering, economics and the social consequences of the reforms

* be delivered by academics and experienced practitioners with deep understanding of the Murray Darling Basin including presenters from the University of Melbourne, CSIRO and the Murray Darling Basin Authority (partners in the Australia China Centre on River Basin Management);

* include a field trip to the Goulburn Valley to see at first hand the complexities involved in modernizing an irrigation system, including its irrigated farms; and

* provide an overview of the challenges facing the Yellow River Basin by Professor  Zhongjing Wang, Vice Dean of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University

The International Course on River Basin Management is supported by Tsinghua University, and the Australia China Centre on River Basin management led by the University of Melbourne and is provided without charge to post graduate students of both these universities.  A total of 15 postgraduate students from each university can participate. A competitive selection process is being used at both universities to select the participants.

An expression of interest involving a brief CV and a 350 word statement describing your reasons for applying should be submitted to Professor John Langford, Department of Infrastructure Engineering email  by Friday 12 July 2013.

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