The new Master’s degree program Safety and Disaster Management starts this Autumn at Montanuniversity Leoben and places special emphasis on the development of interdisciplinary competence. The prerequisite of which is a sound multidisciplinary education in the anticipation of risks and the management of disasters. Teaching is research-led, oriented towards current social challenges and encourages critical reflection. Challenging times need outstanding personalities!
To develop adequate responses, we need to combine the contributions of different disciplines in risk and disaster management. Increasingly, we are confronted with systemic risks that are very difficult to manage due to their high complexity and cascading effects, among other factors. New technologies can make important contributions to managing current crises, such as the climate crisis, and at the same time they carry as yet unknown new risks and impacts. So we need to learn to deal with uncertainties responsibly and to design processes in such a way that a societal assessment of risk is possible. These very demanding management tasks require a lot of technical and social competence as well as the willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation.
We teach from the disciplines HUMAN, ECONOMY, ENGINEERING, NATURE and link in targeted interdisciplinary seminars and trainings at the interfaces. Our students are confronted with the possibilities and challenges of integrating different forms of knowledge and practice interdisciplinary communication. Students with interest in this Master’s program are invited to inscribe this Autumn!