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MESPOM / University of Manchester student shines in British Council's international student awards 2011

A MESPOM 2009/2011 student spending her third semester in the University of Manchester has picked up top accolades in a prestigious competition organised by the British Council.  Chinese student Tian Peng has been named the North West Region‘s Shine International Student of the Year 2011. 

Our first PhD from MESPOM Batch 1

Our congratulations to Yuliya Voytenko (1st batch of MESPOM), who received her PhD degree from Central European University. Her defense was on December 14, 2010 and the title of her thesis was Bioenergy in Ukraine: Sustainable Pathways for the Development of Ukraine's Agro-biomass Potential.

Our congratulations to Chunyu!

Our congratulations to Chunyu Liang (MESPOM Class’07), who was promoted to a P-3 level Programme Officer position at the UNFCCC CDM sub-programme. The MESPOM community is proud of this impressive achievement.

Manchester: Britain's greatest university?

This question was posed by the UK newspaper The Independent in early October as Manchester University, the distinguished MESPOM partner, now has more working Nobel Laureates than any British university. Two Russian-born professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov have won this year’s Nobel Prize for physics.

Alvin Chandra '10 (Fiji), Co-leader at IUCN Commission

Alvin Chandra (Batch 4 2008-10) has been appointed to co-lead the Young Professional Co-Thematic Group for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) of IUCN.

The third issue of MESPOM alumni newsletter is on!

MESPOM alumni in cooperation with MESPOM students have prepared the third issue of the MESPOM alumni newsletter. You will find here fresh news and gossips, thrilling accounts of what's going on during and after MESPOM, updates on MESPOM careers, theses, teaching contents and development perspectives!

MESPOM Reunion

For the soon-to-be graduates and MESPOM alumni yearning to relive the experience, join MESPOM’s first official reunion, coinciding with the Graduation of the Class of 2010 at CEU in Budapest! 

WHEN:

The official dates are 18 & 19 June 2010, Friday and Saturday (the draft schedule is here).

Thursday (the 17th) is the CEU graduation, and you are welcome to already attend. 

WHO:

If you are planning to attend, please register.  You will also find all the relevant information about the event. 

MESPOM deadline for European Union Applicants extended to March 16

This year, for the first time, citizens from the European Union are eligible for Erasmus Mundus scholarships to support their study on the MESPOM program.

We have extended the deadline for applications by  EU citizens until March 16th 2010, so you still have the opportunity to come and study on our program this year. Admission information is available here. All the application materials are to be submitted electronically; here is the link to the submission web-page.

MESPOM is granted Erasmus Mundus status for the second time

MESPOM has been awarded the status of an Erasmus Mundus course for the second time (for 2010-2015). In the last four years, students from over 55 countries of five continents have studied at MESPOM. Last summer it was selected in the first round of the new Erasmus Mundus program together with other joint European Masters courses in areas of European excellence.

University world rankings.. looking good!

One of the MESPOM partner universities, the University of Manchester, has climbed up three places and is now ranked number 26 in the table of the world’s top 200 universities (Times Higher Education 2009). In particular, the ranking includes the results of an employer survey of 3,281 major graduate employers, making up 10 per cent of the overall result. In this category, we were one of only six universities in the UK to score a perfect 100. This evidence confirmed how highly rated The University of Manchester is amongst graduate recruiters.