Chunsheng Yao '10 (China): Four aspects of MESPOM

Chunsheng Yao '10 (China): Four aspects of MESPOM

I am Chunsheng Yao from Beijing, China. Before joining MESPOM in 2008, I obtained a bachelor's degree in Geography from Beijing Normal University and a master's degree in Cartology and GIS from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and worked in the field of education for sustainable development for about 4 years.

Recently I was asked to introduce MESPOM to my Chinese fellow in order to attract more outstanding students to apply. Considering the high quality and unique features of MESPOM, I responded agreeably and would like to share my ideas in four aspects.

High Quality: It’s an ideal place to learn environmental science, policy and management in Europe which has world-wide high reputation in environmental domain. You’ll have chance to study in three of four leading European universities including Central European University (Hungary), the University of the Aegean (Greece), Lund University (Sweden), and the University of Manchester. Moreover MESPOM offers a unique multidisciplinary curriculum and integrated solutions to environmental challenges, especially in an international context. In addition to interacting with first-class teaching faculty, you can learn a lot from eminent classmates with diversified educational background and working experience.

Cultural Diversity: Europe is a continent with a wealth of traditions and cultural diversity. Since you need to study in 3 different countries, you will have plenty of chance to appreciate such diversity through learning the language, tasting the food, visiting beautiful sights etc. What’s more, you will study and live within a dynamic, international community and your classmates come from more than 30 countries with unique cultures. Such kind of experience will certainly help you to work in a multinational atmosphere.

Great Opportunity: Besides earning a world-class qualification, you’ll benefit from the extensive network of MESPOM as well as EMA (Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association) which will help you solve tough problems and provide a lot of job opportunities in environmental field. Furthermore, the intercultural skills you will learn are of great value to future employers and an essential advantage in an ever-changing world.

Excellent Scholarship: Outstanding applicants will have opportunity to receive excellent scholarship which will cover all the tuition fees and living expenses during your study in Europe. That’s what I think and experience in MESPOM by now though I am still on the journey. Wish more and more Chinese fellow to apply for such excellent program!