STeDe - Erasmus Mundus Master in Sustainable Territorial Development

STeDe Master aims to create experts in the area of sustainable territorial development. More concretely it trains professionals to be able to help organizations acting in the territory (enterprises, local communities, civil society organizations) to draft sustainable development policies for economic, social, environmental, international and intercultural management.

The Master concerns the economic competitiveness, social inclusion,  environmental protection, international cooperation  and intercultural relation  challenges of territorial development focussing not only on local communities, but also on enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations. It also aims to offer an example of sustainable territory involving all local organizations, which should have human resources available and able to promote sustainable development.

The Master refers to the ability of:
  • giving recommendations in the area of sustainable territorial development in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss;
  • taking part in the idea, analysis and management of a sustainable development policy on the territory;
  • assessing the different validation tools for sustainable development actions and policies within public and private territorial organizations.

Job opportunities:
Job opportunities for alumni could be found in all sectors where sustainable development actions should be implemented, in particular at territorial organizations responsible for the creation of sustainable territories (territorial communities, enterprises, non-state actors and civil society organizations, local governments), the central government and international organizations.

Potential posts are: environmental adviser; sustainable development manager in local communities, public administrations, enterprises, civil society organizations & local governments; representative within local public institutions, national and international institutions, enterprises, trade unions & professional bodies.

Admission criteria:
Candidates with education in human and social sciences (economics, geography, development, management, law, etc.) or hard sciences (agriculture, environmental sciences, engineering, etc.) will be accepted to the Master. A basic knowledge of economics will be appreciated.

A good command of English and/or French, both spoken and written, is required. Students without a good command in one of the two languages, will be requested to attend a compulsory language training, outside the curriculum. 

 Each university could offer  English  and French language courses before or during each  study semester. These courses will  be charged about 250€ for about 30 hrs (on very provisional data). The students  will be informed  of their French and English  language level at the time  of admission and after the end of each study semester. They could be invited to reach the  written or/and spoken language required level  outside the curriculum, on their own charge. To avoid any kind of problems, we advise students who don't have a good command of one of the two  languages to take language courses before the beginning of STeDe.

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