Master

Sustainability Science and Policy

Are you passionate about sustainable development? Would you like to ensure that the resources that we now have will still be available for future generations? And can you see yourself developing strategies to steer governments and companies towards sustainable behaviour? Then the master’s programme Sustainable Science and Policy is the perfect programme for you! This interdisciplinary programme focusses on different factors that affect sustainability, such as global dynamics, policy, governance and law. You'll also learn how to design, conduct and evaluate sustainability assessments. Upon graduation, you'll have all the training you need to pursue a career as a policy maker, sustainability coordinator, strategic policy analyst or a sustainability consultant, but careers in academia will also be open to you.

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  • The Master Sustainability Science and Policy provided an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of sustainability challenges
    Andrea Roxin (Namibia), Master Sustainability Science and Policy
  • I recommend this programme for prospective students that are willing to gain an understanding of the current pressures and challenges we're facing
    Guadalupe Amésquita Palacios (Peru) - Master Sustainability Science and Policy
  • Going back to university and studying this master’s is one of the best decisions I have ever made
    Melissa Hayes (the Netherlands/UK), Sustainability Science & Policy

News

  • tree house

    European project ENLEB approved

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    In ENLEB, Flemish and Dutch partners work together on the development of an integrated concept for making residential private homes more sustainable on the basis of co-creation, with the focus on self-sufficiency, so that homes remain energy-neutral even if the residents’ energy profile changes.

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  • Kick-off SMULLN project at City-makers Congress

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    On Friday, the 10th of November, ICIS presented and tested the LABkit with ca 50 participants of the “City-makers Congress” in Rotterdam.

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  • One project, two countries, three PhD candidates

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    No fewer than three academics from the Scientific Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (SPIN) will be obtaining their doctoral degree at Maastricht University (UM) in the coming week.

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  • Interview: The transition to a new economy

    Friday, September 1, 2017 Read more
  • Urban Gardening

    The Garden of Eden is in Maastricht

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    The study association of the master's programme in Sustainability, Science and Policy, ASAP, has kept a community garden for about four years in Maastricht on the Mergelweg. Under the inspiring leadership of Colin Laviolette, around eight students maintain the garden. 

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  • ICIS - Lab kit

    Final URB@Exp conference launches Guidelines and LAB kit for urban lab practitioners

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    From 7-8 June 2017, the URB@Exp project consortium held a final conference in the city of Graz, Austria to present and discuss the results of this 3-years transdisciplinary research project co-funded by JPI Urban Europe.

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  • Liard Kranen

    Master Sustainability Science and Policy alumnus Liard Kranen wins waste innovation challenge!

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    In February the NVRD (The largest national waste management association of the Netherlands), the City of Maastricht and Maastricht University EDLAB launched an innovation challenge for solutions for the problem of dumped waste.

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  • Pim Martens

    On the huggability and emotions of animals

    Monday, May 8, 2017 Read more
  • ICIS and UNU-MERIT World Leading Institutes

    What Next for ‘World Leading’ UNU-MERIT & ICIS?

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    A committee of four Dutch and German professors gave the institutes very high marks for societal relevance, research quality and viability during an independent assessment.

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  • Refugee evening

    Maastricht University hosts event on importance of education for refugees

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    On Monday evening 27 March, in a full auditorium of the Maastricht University administration building, various institutions presented the results of a unique and intensive cooperation to support the integration of refugees. Since the fall of 2015, these organisations have closely collaborated to support refugees in this region in finding suitable education.

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