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 Sustainability Science, Policy and Society 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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“Fairtrade labels are meant to safeguard our values and turn them into verifiable standards,” explains Ceren Pekdemir from UM’s International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS). “They have an effect on the wages and training farmers receive – but not to the extent consumers would hope.”
Global climate change is an issue that Arthur Bribosia (UCM) and Marion Meyers (DKE) feel very strongly about. Strong enough to take action. Last May, they got 3000 people out on the street to join the first climate march in Maastricht. For the next march, scheduled for 20 September, they’re hoping for 5000 participants.
Starting in 2012, the SustainaBul (which is a pun, as a ‘bul’ is the degree you receive when graduating from university) has ranked the sustainability of the Dutch higher education institutions. The ranking is organised every year by Studenten voor Morgen, a Dutch student initiative. Participating institutions have to fill out a questionnaire to assess the sustainability level of their research, education, business management and integral approach. This month the results from the ranking of 2019 were presented.
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