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Jessica Jewell '09 (USA) joined the Editorial Board of Energy Research and Social Science

Jessica Jewell '09 (USA) has recently joined the Editorial Board of Energy Research and Social Science. The new journal offers an interesting niche for the growing community of social scientists dealing with energy issues. Jessica works as a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) where her research focuses on energy security and the politics of energy transitions.

Batch 9 blogs about their thesis time

Nine Master candidates in batch 9 will be blogging about their adventures during semester 4, February to June 2015.

Prof. Aleh Cherp leads a new project

Prof. Aleh Cherp leads a new project on the Politics of Energy Transitions supported by the International Social Sciences Council’s Transformation to Sustainability Program as part of the Future Earth initiative.

Prof. Aleh Cherp co-authors a paper

Prof. Aleh Cherp co-authors a paper on the concept of energy security with Dr. Jewell of IIASA, an EPRG alumna. The paper can be freely retrieved at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421514004960. It argues that energy security should be conceptualized as an instance of security in general and that it can be defined as low vulnerability of vital energy systems which support critical social functions and can be drawn sectorally or geographically.

2014 Student Policy Conference “Crisis and Transition”

On December 19th, the final day of the semester, the CEU Environmental Sciences and Policy department MSc students held the 2014 Student Policy Conference “Crisis and Transition”. As elaborated by the Conference Organization Committee, which was made up of ten students responsible for coordination and implementation of the conference, the conference theme referred to the many environmental crises our world faces today.

MESPOM 2015 and beyond

Exactly 10 years ago MESPOM started as one of the first Erasmus Mundus (EM) Masters courses. It felt very special and exciting to pioneer joint European education: selecting students from diverse countries and backgrounds, designing courses based on complementary competences of the partners, setting up common academic quality assurance processes, and, last but not least, arranging the unique graduation ceremony on a boat cruising the beautiful Danube.

MESPOM listed among Top 100 ‘Best Masters for Sustainable Development and Environmental Management Worldwide’

For the year 2014-15, MESPOM ranked 55 under the category ‘Best Masters for Sustainable Development and Environmental Management Worldwide’ by Eduniversal Group on Best-Masters.com. The website lists the top 100 international Masters programs tackling sustainable development and environmental management issues.

MESPOM-professor Gaganis receives Best Paper Award!

MESPOM-professor Gaganis receives Best Paper Award!

Assistant professor to the University of the Aegean and Academic Board Member and teacher at MESPOM Petros Gaganis has been awarded the 2013 Best Paper Award by the Journal Mathematical Geosciences.

Diane Matar '09 (Lebanon) at the IUCN World Parks Congress

Doctoral candidate, MESPOM alumna 2007-2009, Diane Matar successfully participated in the IUCN World Parks Congress that took place at the Sydney Olympic Park on Nov. 12-21. In the framework of the congress' Stream 1: Reaching Conservation Goals, Diane shared with the audience the results of the first management effectiveness evaluation of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in North Africa. (pic.