UTech to introduce climate change degree
The University of Technology, Jamaica, through its Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovatio
n Institute and the Faculty of The Built Environment (FOBE)will on Thursday launch a multidisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change.
The university said the programme "is in response to the need for tertiary level training of specialists in the areas of sustainable energy and climate change, and has a strong focus on sustainable energy, entrepreneurship and green business development – areas critical to Jamaica’s future development within the global economy and for the creation of new jobs and innovations in keeping with the green growth strategy of the Government.
The degree was developed in collaboration with the German Society for International Cooperation through the Caricom Renewable Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Programme, and is the first programme of its kind to be offered in the Caribbean region, according to UTech.
The launch, which is scheduled for 9:00 am in lecture theatre 4 of the Faculty of the Built Environment, will be followed by technical workshops. In tandem with that, the university has also planned a day-long Green Business Start-up Clinic for Friday, March 3.