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.
Semester 4 dates
MESPOM has a unified thesis semester period of February 1-June 30, but the semester periods at partner institutions may differ from this:
Lund: 20th January - 8th June in 2025
Manchester: 29th January - 7th June in 2024
Thesis defenses take place in Vienna on the week preceeding CEU Graduation Ceremony:
June 20-21 in 2023 (CEU Graduation June 23)
Nine Master candidates in batch 9 blogged about their adventures during semester 4, February to June 2015. You can view their adventures here.
To view or download the full-text versions of MESPOM master theses click the links below according to the graduation year: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007
MESPOM Theses: news and stories
Paroma Wagle '13 (India)
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.
Article based on MESPOM thesis at the University of the Aegean
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
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.
Chunsheng Yao '10 (China)
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.
Diane Matar '09 (Lebanon)
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.
Brendan Cook '08 (USA): Thesis on Biogas in Vietnam
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.
Deepak Rai '07 (India). Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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.
A short ride through a laboratory thesis project
The interaction of microorganisms with pollutants has lead to the development of an exciting field of research for environmentalists.
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