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 four 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
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.
I am a 2009 MESPOM graduate and I am grateful for the opportunity I was given through my thesis work to prepare the ground for getting my dream job! It all started in March 2009, when I’ve put up a project plan for my research with my advisor Dr. Brandon Anthony from CEU.
While preparing MESPOM thesis, I decided to take advantage of our global network and focus on a topic that was not just environmental but also related to the social and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Before joining MESPOM in 2005 I graduated in Microbiology at the University of Pune in India. At MESPOM I followed the 'Environmental Science' track at the University of Manchester.
The interaction of microorganisms with pollutants has lead to the development of an exciting field of research for environmentalists.
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