The Alma Mater Europaea - ECM Environmental Studies master’s program is a modern graduate study program for environmental protection, including cases of good practice and cross-border cooperation.
The MA in Sustainable Development is the first program of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. It encourages you to pursue your interests as you explore the sustainability of human societies, the economy, and the natural environment.
At Alma Mater you will work with scholars, leading academics, and practitioners as you contemplate the complex challenges of sustainable development. Your education and research will contribute directly to understanding social responsibility, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.
As a dedicated sustainability studies student, you can pursue interdisciplinary inquiry and solve problems through coursework, research, and experiential learning. With the support of leading academics and practitioners, your research will contribute directly to existing scholarship and professional practice related to social responsibility, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability.
Sustainable development (SD) is based on three pillars: social, economic, and environmental. These pillars form the basis of the SD program at Alma Mater. Its objective is to find the perfect intersection of all three, where we attain social inclusion, economic prosperity for all, and a better understanding of our natural environment, such that we enjoy a better life while not adversely affecting the generations to follow.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SYLLABUS – 1st YEAR
|Total per year||60|
|Total per study program||120|
|1||Technology and Ecosystems||10|
|2||Introduction to Sustainable Development||10|
|3||Sustainable Development & Earth, Water Ecosystems||10|
|5||Economics of Sustainable Transformation||10|
|7||Elective Course I||5|
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SYLLABUS – 2nd YEAR
|Total per year||60|
|Total per study program||120|
|8||Ethics in Sustainable Development||10|
|9||Sustainable Development in Cities & Rural Areas||10|
|10||Sustainable Development in Slovenia and Globally||10|
|11||Elective Course II||5|
|12||Elective Course III||5|
|1||ERM for Protected Area||5|
|2||ERM for Degraded Lands||5|
|3||Climate Change and Sustainability||5|
|4||Marketing for Sustainable Development & Rethinking Consumption||5|
|5||Solid & Waste Management||5|
|6||Social & Corporate Systems for Sustainable Development||5|
|7||Cultural Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development and Climate Change||5|
|8||Economic Growth & Sustainable Development||5|
Graduate: Sustainable Development
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Mauricio Medinaceli was previous the Minister of Hydrocarbons in Bolivia and is now Economic Advisor for the World Bank in Uzbekistan regarding green economy transition. Mauricio has a vast international experience within the energy sector on its role within sustainable development. Academically Mauricio has a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of Bolivia, a MA in Economics from the ILADES University of in Chile, and a M.Sc. in Economics from the Georgetown University in the USA. He has furthered his education with Certificates from Harvard, USA, and University of Göttingen, Germany. Mauricio is past Dean of Economics at the Catholic University of Bolivia (2022) and a university professor for 18 years at the Andean University and University of San Andres Universities in Bolivia and University of America in Ecuador. Mauricio has published 5 books and written 5 chapters in other books, published 8 professional journal articles, conducted, and reported on 34 major international research projects based on energy and its role in sustainable development.
Our MA in Sustainable Development is tailored to the student's needs. A carefully selected team of mentors deliver the courses. Both academic and administrative staff provide engaged support on every step of the flexible studying process.
By involving yourself with the program, you gain access to brilliant people. A rigorous selection process ensures that everyone you meet is impressive in their own way, from professors to students. Such an environment fosters the exchange of ideas, plurality of opinions and growth of all involved individuals.
Alma Mater is a boutique higher-education institution. It operates under the auspices of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, which connects more than 2000 senior scholars, including 34 Nobel laureates. This ensures Alma Mater education has a high degree of credibility and renown.
You will get the hands-on skills employers want through practically oriented yet theoretically rigorous learning. Our professors connect what you learn with real-life situations and examples. We craft our courses carefully, ensuring you graduate with the skills employers seek.
Grants & Partnerships
Job prospects are numerous. They include careers in government, business, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions. During your studies, you will connect with
organizations striving to minimize environmental harm while contributing to the economic and social advancement of the communities in which they operate. You will also be preparing yourself for a career at the frontiers of the green economy and social enterprise.
Alma Mater Europaea graduates have the highest employment rate. It offers graduates a rich and diverse academic environment, and provides opportunities for intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. Most importantly, it can lead to employment at home or abroad.
A degree from Alma Mater Europaea is acknowledged and valid in all EU member states and other countries, including Russia. If you want the recognition of your degree officially confirmed by your country’s authorities, Alma Mater Europaea can assist you in getting such authorization through its partnerships in various countries.