21.04.2021 - Study Sustainability Online
Towards more sustainability: for the first time, Justus Liebig University (JLU) offers a fully online master’s degree in the winter semester 2021/22. No physical presence in Giessen will be required for JLU’s study program „Sustainable Transition“, whose students will be affiliated with the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management. Thereby, JLU creates an innovative study program, particularly reaching out to qualified students who are unable to study on-site in Germany. The implementation of the master’s program is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the IP Digital program (International Digital Programmes).
The two-year degree program „Sustainable Transition“ focuses on the sustainable design of social transformation processes and is an important addition to JLU’s range of English language programes. Programme Director Prof. Dr. Ramona Teuber is absolutely convinced „that we are at the pulse of time with our innovative and interdisciplinary masters' degree program Sustainable Transition. Transforming today's society towards more sustainability is essential for our future. Therefore, we would like to use our knowledge and experience in researching sustainable agricultural, food and energy systems to educate tomorrow's experts in the field." Thematically, the program focuses on topics such as climate and environment, economic processes, nutrition policy, and renewable energy. In addition, students can choose from a wide selection of courses from other fields, ranging from specific methodological to thematic specializations. The new program will take in 30 students per year, with the enrolment always taking place in the winter semester. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend a Summer School with complementary on-site classes at JLU. Students will not be charged any tuition fees. The application period begins on May 1, 2021 for international students and on June 1, 2021 for German applicants. The prospective application deadline is July 15, 2021.
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