MSI offers various opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills in Sustainable Development and Integrated Assessment methodologies. Education is offered on various levels, including Bachelor, Master and PhD level. Also, research internships are offered.
Maastricht University graduate school of Sustainability science (MUST)
The Master's programme Sustainability Science and Policy and the MSI PhD programme are both offered under the umbrella of MSI-MUST.
Maastricht University graduate school of Sustainability science (MUST), with the research base in the field of sustainable development at MSI, linked to a wide (inter)national network, is leading in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development and integrated assessment.
MUST aims to advance the role of science in the transition toward sustainability, building upon the conceptual distinction between problem-solving and critical research strategies as starting point. MUST aims to find new ways of integrating knowledge across the divides between social and natural sciences as well as between critical and problem-solving research.
This will be done in the context of major sustainability challenges such as globalisation, climate change, global health, loss of biodiversity, water issues, regional sustainability, tourism, mobility, governance and innovation.
In 2009, MSI started the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST)
Research on complex issues is usually best pursued in groups where researchers with different but related expertise investigate different aspects of a joint problem. MUST will offer scientific training and a fruitful learning environment where the exchange of knowledge between younger and more experienced researchers is emphasised and developed.
PhD candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds and post-docs work closely together under professional scientific leadership and where research students are supervised in interdisciplinary groups.
Master's programme: Sustainability Science and Policy
The master's programme provides an intensive programme where students will acquire knowledge and skills to deal with one of the world’s most relevant and complex questions: how can we balance ecological, economic, and social developments for our present and future well-being?
The PhD programme is designed to educate researchers, university teachers, and world leaders in the social, economic and natural science disciplines that underpin sustainable development.
Bachelor's programmes teaching
MSI coordinates several courses in three bachelor's programmes:
- Introduction to Sustainable Development
- Climate Change
- Hands on Sustainability
- Science & Sustainable Development: an Introduction