Welcome to the Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) at the Faculty of Technology (FTeW) of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS). This programme is being offered (2018-2022) in cooperation with the Suriname Conservation Foundation Green Partnership Program (SGPP). Between 2008 and 2018, this programme was offered in cooperation with the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC) and the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS).
The world demand for natural resources exploitation intended for the development of countries has a rising trend in particular due to the projected global industrial growth (including population growth, food demand, climate change, and energy demand). Consequently this will also intensify the exploration and exploitation demand of natural resources in Suriname and enhancing drastically increased pressure on the environment and natural resources. Hence, sustainable management of natural resources, in particular of the non-renewable natural resources, is of utmost importance according to the global recognition during several international events such as the 1992 Rio Earth Summit (Brazil), the 2002 Summit in Johannesburg (South Africa), and more recently the Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro, (Brazil).
The programme is composed of lectures and field exercises through which advanced knowledge will be obtained on basic and applied sciences in the following domains: applied statistics, modeling, spatial information techniques, international and national policies on sustainable development, interaction atmosphere, biosphere and lithosphere, system management of natural resources, and economy and management.
On behalf of the Department of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, we thank you for having chosen the MSc in SMNR and we believe that you will enjoy your study, in a student- friendly environment and with qualified management and staff.