The United Nations University celebrated the launch of a new postgraduate programme, the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace, with a ceremony and symposium on Friday, 3 September. The two-year degree will be offered by the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace with the first group of students beginning their studies on September 13.
In his opening remarks, UNU Rector Konrad Osterwalder expressed his deep appreciation for the support given to UNU and highlighted UNU’s unique characteristics and importance to the global community. Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, former UNESCO Director-General, honoured UNU’s achievements and expressed his expectation that UNU will produce international leaders and experts.
The ceremony was followed by a symposium featuring a keynote lecture by Dennis Meadows, Professor Emeritus of Systems Policy at the University of New Hampshire and co-author of the 1972 book The Limits to Growth.