Global Environment and Development (MERGED)- admission start

MERGED admission

The world faces unprecedented problems–natural resources are disappearing, global value chains supply unsustainable products, standard agricultural production systems are outdated, millions live in poverty, and the climate is changing for the worse. Do you want to contribute to solving these problems? Are you looking for a master’s programme combining theories with fieldwork?

Then the MSc programme in Global Environment and Development (MERGED) is your answer! This elite two-year European Mundus Joint Master Degree programme will enable you to handle today’s global challenges concerning the sustainable use of natural resources and developing new agricultural production systems. MERGED is a joint programme developed and implemented by universities in Denmark, Italy, and Poland.

The programme provides MERGED students with coordinated and direct access to high-quality teaching in Europe. And you can use the international research networks of the teaching staff to find topics and supervisors – when you decide on your thesis topic. The first year, all MERGED students are at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Besides the many field trips in individual modules, there is a joint spring school where you carry out interdisciplinary fieldwork using the knowledge and tools acquired in the classrooms. In the second year, you choose between the specialisation in Sustainable Environmental Devel opment at the University of Warsaw in Poland and the specialization in Agricultural Development at the University of Milano in Italy.


When to apply?
The Application Portal opens:
Citizens from any country not mentioned below: 15 November
Citizens from EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland: 16 January

Application deadline:
Deadline for citizens from any country not mentioned below: 15 January
Deadline for citizens from EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland: 1 March

For more information, visit You can read about the programme and partner universities, available scholarships, find application forms, etc.

Dean’s hours at UCBS- October 5th

Dean's hours

In view of the Inauguration of the 2023/2024 academic year, dean’s hours are established at the University Center for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development on October 5, 2023 from 16:15 to 18:15.

Welcome day for students of Sustainable Development: September, 29 at 2 pm

welcome dayDear Students! We are all very excited about the new academic year 2023/24 and we are looking forward to meet You at the University of Warsaw during realization of the Sustainable Development graduation course.

To make a good start for You we would like to invite You for the welcome day for students of Sustainable Development which will be held at the Department of Geology (the same building, where the office of UCBS is), room 3119, on 29th of September, 2023 at 2.00 p.m.

During the welcome day we would like to tell you all the important issues about the SD courses. The meeting will be also held in the remote way. Link to the meeting together with the presentation which is going to be shown during our meeting will be sent to You later.

Please also take in mind that the Welcome Point of the University of Warsaw is organizing Welcome Day 2023 You can participate in one of two stationary meetings:
Meeting in Polish: September 28th (Thursday)
Meeting in English: September 29th (Friday)
Both sessions will commence at 11:00 a.m.

We will see You personally on our meeting in the room no 3119 of Geology Department Building, Żwirki I Wigury street, no. 93 at 2.00 pm

Rector’s scholarship 2023/2024

stypendium rektoraWe would like to inform you about the possibility of applying for the Rector’s scholarship.

Application for the scholarship will be launched on October 2, 2023.
Applications are submitted fully electronically, i.e., the application is filled out and signed electronically using the USOSweb service. It is not necessary to bring the signed application to the dean’s office/secretariat.

The deadline for submission of the application is October 16, 2023.

All questions about the Rector’s scholarship should be addressed directly to the University’s Office of Material Aid at Students can also look for information on our website

For more information on scholarships at UW, please visit the Social Affairs tab

IRO UW – EIB Summer School 2023

EIB Institute

Application for the EIB Summer School 2023 „Exploring the EU Climate Bank” is now open!

Please check the announcement at the IRO UW website:



The EIB Summer School 2023 „Exploring the EU Climate Bank” – 27 June – 7 July 2023 – is a fully on-site event in Luxembourg for Master’s students from all academic fields with an interest in sustainability, climate change and the environment as well as students with a background in engineering and other hard or life sciences. All participants shall have a substantial understanding of the functioning of European institutions and a basic understanding of finance banking.

Application deadline: Monday 17 April 2023, until 11:59pm / 23:59 CEST.