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27 September 2022

MERGED. Master of Science in Global Environment and Development

4EU+ Alliance would like to invite interested candidates to apply for our first Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters project to be carried out under the Erasmus+ programme. The project, realised within the framework of Flagship 4, will last 74 months.


Coordinator of the programme:

Prof. dr Carsten Smith-Hall - University of Copenhagen


Local coordinators:

Prof. Carlo Pozzi - University of Milan

Dr Mariola Zalewska - University of Warsaw


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. MERGED was developed with all partners' full participation and fully integrated into the participating institutions while operating jointly, from application assessment through selection to evaluation and graduation. 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 EHEA attractiveness through the programme's reputation, innovative teaching approaches, integrated cross-country and cross-institutional collaboration, and the career profiles of graduates. Experiences are directly available to others through programme-level tools and explicit documentation and sharing of collaboration lessons learned.


For more information, please contact the programme's coordinators:

Prof. dr Carsten Smith-Hall - cso@ifro.ku.dk

Prof. Carlo Pozzi - carlo.pozzi@unimi.it

Dr Mariola Zalewska - me.zalewska@uw.edu.pl


List of participating organisations:

  1. KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

  2. UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

  3. UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

  4. Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry Nepal Associated

  5. Cambodia Development Resource Institute Cambodia Associated

  6. BAHIR DAR UNIVERSITY Ethiopia Associated

  7. FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASILIA Brazil Associated

  8. CSIR-FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF GHANA Ghana Associated

  9. Ziemia i Ludzie Poland Associated

  10. Fundacja Planet / Planet Foundation Poland Associated

  11. CCC Poland Associated

  12. ISTITUTO COOPERAZIONE ECONOMICA INTERNAZIONALE ASSOCIAZIONE Italy Associated

  13. NARODOWA FUNDACJA OCHRONY SRODOWISKA Poland Associated

  14. MUZEUM PALACU KROLA JANA III W WILANOWIE Poland Associated

  15. UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON Bolivia Associated

  16. McGill University-Macdonald Campus Canada Associated

  17. Université de Thiès Senegal Associated

  18. 4EU+ EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE E.V. Germany Associated

  19. ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF BHUTAN Bhutan Associated

  20. NEPCON FMBA Denmark Associated