I knew that MESPOM was the right program for me to pursue and develop skills in science-based policymaking

June 14, 2023

Marko Niko Baloloy told us about his thesis project on the sensitivity of the hydrogen-related emissions in the context of the development of the UK hydrogen economy by 2050.

I am Marko Niko Baloloy, a MESPOM student from the Philippines. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of the Philippines that strengthened my knowledge in climatology, DRRM, and CCAM.

My year in a nutshell: by Malek al Jebaie

In 2019, I discovered a MOOC course offered by Lund University on Greening Cities that introduced me to the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) and MESPOM. Four years later, I found myself walking around the historic corners of Lund, exploring its libraries and town, and receiving knowledge inside the iconic Aula classroom.

Alumna Omniah Hegazy about career success - a chat

April 3, 2023

We have interviewed Alumna Omniah Hegazy about her career following MESPOM.

Hi! Can you tell us who you are and a bit about your background?

Hi, my name is Omniah Hegazy and I am from Egypt. I had a BSc. In Biophysics in 2006 and a MSc. In Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management in 2014.

What is your current position? 

I am now the Technical Officer in the National Adaptation Plan Project in Egypt.

Can you tell us about the most important career steps that brought you to your current position?

Roadripping with Batch 17, blog story by Erika

I’m Erika Kalkofen, a Batch 17 MESPOMer from the USA. Following my studies in International Relations, I spent 2 years in Zambia working with farmers on conservation farming techniques to adapt to climate change. This experience sparked my passion and interest for environmental sciences.To gain more knowledge in this field, I applied to the MESPOM programme.

I was impressed by its alumni network and, its interdisciplinary offerings made environmental sciences easily accessible for students with a different background like me.

COP27: MESPOM reunion

December 14, 2022

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 6-18 November 2022. MESPOM alumni and students, united by common interests within the environmental field, have found each other at COP27. Below some takeaways from them.