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

  • ICIS project 'Smarterlabs' heading towards finale

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Heading towards the end of the SmarterLabs project, the envisaged outcomes are getting concreter. The three dissemination workshops in Helsinki, Istanbul and Santander enriched the learnings of the team.

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  • ICIS SMULL Inspiration letter

    Inspiration letter for City labs

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Nicole Rijkens-Klomp and Christian Scholl presented the new 'inspiration letter for City labs' during the Citymakers Congress in Rotterdam.

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  • Joop de Kraker

    Navigating between uncertainty and disagreement

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Friday, 2 November 2018 Dr. Joop de Kraker, professor of Sustainability Assessment at ICIS, gave his inaugural address.

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  • Klokhuis Science Award nominations

    Two UM research projects compete for the 2018 Klokhuis Science Award

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Two research projects from Maastricht University have been nominated for this year’s Klokhuis Science Award. The first, led by Pim Martens (ICIS), is a study of emotions in animals; the second, led by Christine Resch (FPN), is an investigation into the use of games to help improve the thinking functions of children with brain injuries.

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  • Onderzoek naar een duurzame relatie tussen mens en dier

    Does my turtle look disappointed?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    To contribute to sustainable human–animal relationships, Bingtao Su, under the supervision of Pim Martens, researched the relationship between the ethical outlook of pet owners.

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  • Make space for health in the city

    Make space for health in the city

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    How does our living environment influence health and (un)healthy behavior, such as physical activity and participation in society?

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  • ICIS - Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing

    Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Under project name: 'Urban greenspace as a motor for moving, meeting and relaxing', ICIS will collaborate with the GGD and use a spatial computer model to assess benefits of greenspace for health in Maastricht.

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  • ICIS - 20 years symposium

    20 years of sustainability research and education

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    ICIS, the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development at Maastricht University, presented itself in a sneak preview at its 20-year jubilee in May 2018.

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  • Melanie Kersten

    How to fix ‘water rush hour’ in Limburg?

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Melanie Kersten, studying the master’s programme Sustainable Science & Policy, won the Water Innovation Challenge hosted by Limburg’s water utility company, WML.

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  • ICIS - Pieter Glasbergen - Life Time Achievement Award

    Life Time Achievement Award for ICIS Prof. Pieter Glasbergen

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Prof. Pieter Glasbergen received the Life Time Achievement Award (LTA) for his research on Partnerships for Sustainable Development at the CSSI conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Calendar

    • Photo by ICIS Maastricht University

      Maastricht municipality survey about waste management for students and alumni.

      10 hours 15 min ago
    • Our annual thesis market where supervisors and students talk about potential thesis topics.

      2 days 15 hours ago
    • Photo by ICIS Maastricht University

      With our regional partners (province, municipalities, housing organisations, businesses) we had a fruitful discussion about the need for a boundary organisation for the energy transition. Thanks go to all participants for sharing their insights!

      1 week 4 days ago