In October, 21 students entered the Joint Master’s Programme in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security as the Class of 2018–2020. These MSc students come from 13 countries and a diverse range of backgrounds, with experience in governmental, inter-governmental, and non-profit sectors working on various environmental risks issues.
The programme is jointly offered by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Geographical Institute of the University of Bonn. It provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context.
After their studies are completed, graduates may pursue a PhD or work for worldwide organisations in the areas of risk management, environmental sustainability, and/or urbanisation and resilience, applying the knowledge and experience they will gain from the programme.
Under a faculty from both UNU-EHS and University of Bonn, the class of 2018–2020 will study for three semesters, which includes an internship. The final semester will be devoted to working on a master’s thesis.
For more information, see the news story on the UNU-EHS website.