About SEAN-DEE

The successful creation of Regional Centres of Excellence in Disaster and Environmental Engineering Education (ReCEDEE) at two universities in Bangladesh with the help of a DAAD grant within the program of Subject Related Cooperation with Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries had a tremendous impact on higher education in this country. When the 2-year program Master in Disaster and Environmental Engineering (program brochure in annex 1), was inaugurated in January 2011 after 3 years of development more than 50 applicants registered for the 30 spaces available at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), a leading partner in this SEAN-DEEN project. No other master program in Bangladesh has produced this kind of interest and demand. Students left their jobs even with international NGOs (only to be told to come back when they have their Master Degree), to develop problem-solving skills necessary to face regional disasters and environmental problems that threaten their very lives and the sustainability of the economic and social development of their country.