Masteropleiding Education and Research for Sustainable Development
The MERSD program is an academic program that aims to train development specialists and to provide the student with scientific knowledge, insight, skills and attitudes that enable him to independently formulate, analyze and implement policies in concrete situations. The program is based on four pillars: Poverty Alleviation, Civil Participation, Community Development and Entrepreneurship. Since 2010 till present, more than 250 students have enrolled in the programme, and at least 130 have successfully finished this Masters Programme.
The Master in Education and Research for Sustainable Development (MERSD) is a unique Master programme offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS). The MERSD program is a research-oriented Master program that focuses on people who can unify themselves with the concept of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and who, through education, are willing to develop knowledge and skills for the benefit of sustainable development at all levels: personal, social, national and global. Sustainable development is defined as balancing the protection of the natural environment with the fulfillment of human needs so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also in the indefinite future. The term has prompted a global recognition of the close linkage between environmental health and human development as well as the need to alter social and economic policies to minimize human impact on the planet. The concept of sustainable development integrates social, economic, and environmental policy. It considers both development (a traditional economic and political goal) and sustainability (an ecological goal). We should work on awareness and research programs on the theme ‘sustainability’ which will help us in giving more meaning and body to the concept of sustainable development. Still, there is a lot of work in front of us. Let’s work towards the Suriname Sustainability agenda with our MERSD community.
PROGRAM PLANNING– 120 ECTS
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The professional profile of the development expert (MERSD graduate) can generally be described as a transdisciplinary and multifunctional scientist who, in the field of sustainable development, is capable of analyzing and solving complex issues at policy, management and support level, independently or in a team.
OPPORTUNITIES AND CAREERS
As a Master of Science in Sustainable Development, you are able to conduct independent scientifically research and to practice a profession that requires a Master of Science. After successfully completing the Master study, you have gained essential skills across many sectors and this degree prepares you to enter a career on several levels (as a policy officer till manager) and in several fields such as:
- the government (ministries, governmental institutes, semi-governmental institutes, organizations)
- educational and research institutions and organization
- private organizations, consultancy firms, NGO’s and International Organizations (IO)
- start your own business/company
After your Master’s degree in Education and Research for Sustainable Development, you can continue your studies at AdeKUS or start a Ph.D.
To enroll in the Master’s program in Education and Research for Sustainable Development, you must have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) obtained at the AdeKUS or equivalent.
- Brochure Masteropleiding in Education and Research Sustainable Development
- Study guide Masteropleiding in Education and Research for Sustainable Development 2022-2023
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