At the end of the programme, I choose between a traineeship that gets myself ready for the world of work or a thesis work that prepares myself for academic research.
The master focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals. SDGs are a transversal and encompassing programme that aims at framing the activities of UN agencies, global NGOs and national administrations between 2015 and 2030. Created with the support of these actors (mainly ISO, ILO, UNEP, UNDP, UNITAR, etc.), our master will train students to become specialists in the implementation of innovative forms of sustainability governance.
The University of Geneva (Switzerland) and Tsinghua University (Beijing and Shenzhen, China) have developed a common and ambitious initiative for being proactive in the collective attempt to reach the SDGs. The master is part of this initiative, along with lifelong learning programmes, on line courses, exchange programmes and dedicated events. Carried out by two of the very best universities in the world, this initiative also tackles the intercultural dimension of sustainability. Students from all around the world (Switzerland, China, EU, etc.) will have the opportunity to compare their respective visions on sustainability.
The master combines academic thinking, hands-on workshops, lecture cycles and internships in such SDG fields as environmental protection, poverty alleviation, gender balance, smart cities, health and clean water. The curriculum combines teaching in Geneva, in Beijing, and in Shenzhen, and encourages students to take part in fieldtrips and internships in various places around the world.