Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: W3. Course coordinator: Rolf Larsson,, Teknisk vattenresurslära. Prerequisites: 90 university credits awarded within MSc program in Environmental engineering. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 4. The number of participants is limited to 8 Selection criteria: Credits awarded or credited within the study program and interview. Assessment: Participation in seminars prior and after the study period in Kina. Written and oral presentation of project at Xiamen University. Further information: Most of the course is taught outside normal semester time. The course will be cancelled if the agreement with Xiamen University is not prolonged. Home page:

The aim is that the students should gain proficiency to work in a cross-cultural group in a foreign environment, and get deepened knowledge about environmental and water related issues within the framework of a minor research project.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course is given within the framework of a summer research school offered at Xiamen University, China. Within the course a minor research project is carried out in a team with Chinese students. The project is related to ongoing research at Xiamen University and deals with marine ecology, marine chemistry, water resource management or related topics.

Before departure to China at least two obligatory seminars are given aiming to prepare the students for the teaching period in China. After return from China the projects and experiences are presented and discussed at seminars on LTH Campus.

The teacher/supervisor decides what kind of literature is to be used with regards to the needs of each project.