Master

Sustainability Science, Policy and Society

***Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label, Keuzegids 2019***

 

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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  • 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

  • Fair-trademark muddle

    Many medals make a muddle

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    “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.”

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  • klimaatmars

    Marching together to save the climate

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    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.

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  • Sustainabul

    Maastricht University 6th in SustainaBul ranking

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    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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  • Melanie Feeney

    Meet Melanie Feeney: an advocate of interdisciplinary research

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Originally from Australia, Melanie Feeney's career path includes the completion of a master's degree in sustainability in Sydney, research on sustainable business in remote and rural Australia and Southeast Asia as well as a role as Education Development Officer at UM. Building on her extensive experience, Feeney has decided to now focus her research on how organisations transition towards sustainability, under the umbrella of the SBE research theme Sustainable Development.

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  • keuzegids masters 2019

    UM number one in ‘Keuzegids Masters 2019’

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2019, Maastricht University is the best university in the Netherlands, a shared position with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 

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  • A knowledge agenda for a healthy urban environment

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    In the soon-to-be completed first phase of ZonMw project "Making space for health in the city: towards a South Limburg knowledge agenda", knowledge gaps were identified about how our urban living environment influences health. A whole range of methods was employed. Let's highlight two methods that were a bit more out-of-the box.

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  • ENLEB Interreg

    Siemen shares his ENLEB experience

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Siemen Brinksma started as a researcher at UM for the ENLEB project. In December he ended his valuable research and left for a world tour.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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