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Advanced Water Cycle Management Course

Upgrade your water management skills

The Advanced Water Cycle Management Course is an international course designed to upgrade your water management skills and provide you with an overview on and substantial knowledge of water resource management, water distribution and wastewater handling including resource recovery.

The summer school will also offer social events giving you the opportunity to expand your global network as well as introducing you to teamwork in solution solving matters.  

The course is proudly presented by WATEC - Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology and leading Danish technology providers and Danish Water Utilities. 

Course content

The course will provide you with a review of three main themes:

1.     Ground water resource management

2.     Water distribution

3.     Wastewater handling, including resource recovery

You will gain experience in applying the established engineering knowledge, knowhow and state of the art components in the whole water cycle, from abstraction to the delivery of the cleaned wastewater back to nature.

In addition you will learn how to analyze advantages, problems and principles in water related issues, and understand how to minimize unnecessary water and energy consumption and how to turn wastewater treatment plants into being net energy producing. You will tap into various types of instruments and components used in water management are operated in concert.

The course is taught by leading researcher and industry experts and allows you to experience how the private sector is working in a unique and close collaboration with the public sector as well as with the regulating authorities and ministries in Denmark. Along with important site visits to relevant industry and facility players you and your course participants will be involved in challenges associated with water management and get the opportunity to give input on how to solve them.

Please visit the official AU Course Description for additional information.


The Summer School programme starts on 11 August and finishes on 23 August 2019.

Official course programme will be available Q1 2019.


The final programme is expected to be ready in the beging of June 2019.

Stay tuned.


The course is open of a maximum of 60 participants and welcomes AU students, applicants from the industry and other national and international applicants accordingly to the course admission requirements.

If there are more than 60 applicants, participants will be selected based on the organizer‘s judgement of course relevance for the individual applicant.

All Applicants must upload a one-page motivated application and C.V. during the application process.


The Advanced Water Cycle Management Course will provide 5 ECTS given passed exam.

For further details please visit the official course description here

Admission requirements

The course welcomes all interested with a minimum of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor in biological or chemical engineering, or similar
  • Bachelor in bioscience
  • Bachelor in geoscience
  • Bachelor in agroecology
  • Bachelor of Technology Management
  • Bachelor of engineering or Bachelor student (diplomingeniør) (4.-7. Semester)

Industry applicants as well as national and international students from different universities are highly welcomed.

Language Requirements

The Advanced Water Cycle Management Course is provided by the Department of Bioscience under the Faculty of Science at Aarhus University. 

All applicants at the Faculty of Science and Technology are required to have English language qualifications comparable to CEFR C1, TOEFL IBT 83, IELTS 6.5. English language qualifications can be documented as follows: TOEFL testIELTS (academic) test, "C1 level" obtained by examination from a CEFR-validated English language course.

The following applicants can be exempted from this rule:

  • Applicants who have completed an entrance examination ("high school") or Bachelor's programme where the language of instruction was English
  • Applicants currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master’s programme where the language of instruction is English
  • Applicants who have completed a Danish/Nordic entrance examination (high school) or International Baccalaureate (high school) with an English level comparable to a Danish B level in English.


Please note that accomondation at Låsby Kro is mandatory for the course participants. 

Food and accommodation fee

Course fee

Total fee

Diploma engineering students (4.-7. semester) from Aarhus University or other Danish institutions with a pre-approval

€ 210

€ 0

€ 210

Master students from AU and other Danish institutions with a pre-approval

€ 210

€ 0

€ 210

Exchange students with a nomination

€ 210

€ 0

€ 210

Diploma engineering students and Master students from Denmark without a pre-approval or students from EU/EEA coming without an exchange agreement
€ 210

€ 346

€ 556
PhD students from AU and other Danish universities with a pre-approval
€ 560

€ 190

€ 750
PhD students EU/EEA countries
 € 1,800

 € 346

 € 2,146

PhD students non-EU/EEA countries

  € 1026

 € 1,250

 € 2276

 Company representatives from EU/EEA countries

€ 1,800

€ 346

 € 2,146

Company representatives from non EU/EEA countries

 € 1026

  € 1,250

 € 2276


Practical Issues

Responsible Course Coordinator: Kristine Howe Kjer: kkh@bios.au.dk 

Postdoc Deby Fapyane:deby.fapyane@bios.au.dk

AU Summer University

Email: SummerUniversity@au.dk

Academic coordinator

Professor Niels Peter Revsbech
Email: revsbech@bios.au.dk