Welcome to the MERGED– Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Global Environment and Development!
The general aim is to create globally competitive graduates who can identify critical aspects of renewable natural resource management for economic, environmental, institutional, and societal development and develop appropriate and feasible solutions. MERGED graduates will become professionals in private and public companies, I/NGOs, government bodies, and research institutions. They benefit from interdisciplinary knowledge, direct sector exposure, practical field experiences, specialised abilities to target sustainability problems, and thus high employability. MERGED is unique in educating graduates who can deal with interdisciplinary challenges at the nexus of renewable environmental resources and sustainable development.
We aim to deliver the first-ever joint degree across the partner universities and the 4EU+ European University Alliance. MERGED is offered by the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science; the University of Warsaw, Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development; and the Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
All are partners in the 4EU+ Alliance and are committed to simultaneously deepening teaching collaboration, enhancing teaching quality, and increasing collaboration. We collaborate with a strong global Associate Partner network. MERGED acts globally to promote a European vision of the environmental-development nexus, enhancing attractiveness through the programme’s reputation, innovative teaching approaches, integrated cross-country and cross-institutional collaboration, and the career profiles of graduates.
MERGED is a two-year (120 ECTS) programme. The first year of study takes place in Copenhagen and the second in either Warsaw or Milan dependent on your choice of specialisation. The language of instruction is English. The choice of mobility tracks is made at the time of application.
The MERGED Programme includes a thesis corresponding to 30 ECTS, including an intra-semester workshop (3 ECTS). The thesis must be written within the academic scope of the programme. The thesis must be based on empirical field work. The fieldwork can be combined with an internship at international organisations, NGOs, universities, or similar. The thesis is submitted and examined.
MERGED will educate high-quality graduates to become professionals in private companies working with sustainable production and trade of renewable natural resources, such as the food and agro-industry; public companies and I/NGOs involved in developing, implementing, managing, and monitoring renewable natural resource-oriented programs and projects, including certification and value chains; government bodies involved in monitoring and/or policy- related activities; and universities and research institutions where graduates are involved in research, including PhD programmes. Through interdisciplinary and disciplinary, multicultural real-life experiences and laboratory experiments, students will learn to identify, analyse, understand, and forecast complex systems.
MERGED was developed with all partners’ full participation and is fully integrated into the participating institutions while operating jointly, from application assessment through selection to evaluation and graduation.
The MERGED Consortium is made of the following 4EU+ Partner Universities:
– The University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Denmark
– The University of Milan (UMIL), Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, Italy
– The University of Warsaw (UW), University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development, Poland
A 4 Semesters second cycle programme international programme, with 120 ECTS credit units.
To learn more about programme, admission requirements or application procedure visit: merged.info
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