Semester 4 (thesis research)
In Semester 4 (February-June of the 2nd academic year), MESPOM students conduct their Masters thesis research projects. Thesis research can be hosted by any of the six MESPOM Consortium partners and often involves internships with academic, government or industrial organizations.
Javier Espárrago Llorca '14 (Spain) conducting his thesis research on prairie ecosystems at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Nine Master candidates in batch 9 blogged about their adventures during semester 4, February to June 2015. You can view their adventures here.
MESPOM Theses: news and stories
MESPOM students have to do a mandatory summer internship component between the 1st and 2nd years, which is aimed at enhancing their professional development. Current 2nd year student Tabby Njung’e from Kenya reflects on her MESPOM internship experience
MESPOM is jointly operated by a consortium of 4 European and 2 North American Universities. In the final semester, MESPOMers can choose to do their thesis research in North America.
Dany Avalos '17 (Ecuador) received a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Sustainable Tourism and wrote a Bachelor's thesis on the Impacts of Tourism in Indigenous Communities located on the south-east bank of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador at the Kapawi Reserve and Ecolodge.
MESPOM is a super fun way to learn about different cultures, explore Europe, and get different perspectives
In 2011, after working with a NGO in India applying System Dynamics Modeling for urban water and solid waste management related projects, I was certain I wanted to work in the environmental field.
Alvin Chandra '10 (Fiji) and MESPOM professor Petros Gaganis (University of the Aegean) published an article, entitled "Deconstructing Vulnerability and Adaptation in a Coastal River Basin Ecosystem: A Participatory Analysis of Flood Risk in Nadi, Fiji Isla
Although I have graduated more than a year ago, from time to time I still think about the wonderful years of MESPOM. Apart from meeting interesting and clever classmates, I've got excellent academic training in the field of environmental management and policy, especially during my study in IIIEE, Lund University.
- 1 of 2
- next ›