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Erasmus Mundus in Sustainable Territorial Development

Course Description

Do you seek expertise in spatial management and sustainable development at the regional and local level (cities, rural areas, industrial districts, etc.)? Do you want to support policies that integrate economic, environmental, international, intercultural, territorial and context-driven dimensions? Are you fascinated by systems of governance and the importance of stakeholder participation? In this interuniversity programme, both European and non-European students study together for one semester each at first at the Università degli Studi di Padova (30 ECTS), then at KU Leuven (30 ECTS) and then at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne (30 ECTS). The fourth semester is dedicated to an internship and a Master's thesis (30 ECTS) written at the university of the student's choice from among the three aforementioned universities and the Universidade Catolica Don Bosco in Brazil. The extensive experience, international collaboration and multidisciplinary insights gained from the Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Territorial Development, will open up new perspectives on the sustainability of territorial use and organization while introducing you to various policy tools and management strategies in divergent territorial contexts. A Bachelor's degree in the humanities, environmental sciences or engineering is required, as well as knowledge of French and English; basic knowledge of economics is also helpful.

This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.


Knowledge and fundamental comprehension , citing from the project proposal,
"-sur les enjeux environnementaux et interculturels du développement urbain et des espaces locaux et régionaux.
-sur une approche complexe et multidisciplinaire; l'étudiant ne se contente pas de mettre l'accent sur les collectivités locales, mais aussi sur les entreprises, les Acteurs Non Etatiques (ANE) et Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC).
-des pensées et des modèles de territorire et de développement durable et de Ville durable dont la mise en place mobilise tous les Organisations du territoire."

"Le Master fait appel à la capacité à :
o formuler des recommandations qui vont dans le sens de l'ingénierie territoriale du développement durable dans un contexte de changement climatique,
o participer à la conception, l'analyse et le management d'une politique de Développement Durable dans toute organisation territoriale
o apprécier les différents outils de validation des actions et politiques de développement durable au sein de l'ensemble des organisations publiques et privées territoriales."

Career paths
Job opportunities for graduates may be found in all sectors where sustainable development actions should be implemented, in particular at organizations responsible for the creation of sustainable territories (communities, enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations, local governments), the central government and international organizations.
Potential posts include: environmental adviser; sustainable development manager in local communities, public administrations, civil society organizations & local governments; representative within local public institutions, national and international institutions, enterprises, trade unions & professional bodies.

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