Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University The aim of the Foresight for Environment and Development Program is to prepare foresight-focused professionals for careers in environmental and developmental policy and practice. The duration of the program is two years. Students will be awarded the title of “Magister” (abbreviated as “Mgr.”) which is the equivalent to a Master of Science (M.Sc.). The Foresight for Environment and Development Program is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
Foresight is the ability to describe what may happen or may be needed in the future while considering the future as something that we can create or shape. Foresight assumes that the future is not pre-determined, but that it can evolve in different directions. Foresight includes thinking about the future, debating the future and shaping the future in addition to using participatory and multidisciplinary approaches.
Development is a branch of social science that addresses issues in development policy and practices. The environment is an academic field that systematically studies human interaction with the natural world, particularly the factors that have an influence on human well-being and sustainable development.
Upon the successful completion of the program, individuals will be equipped to work in the public sector as well as in private industry both at the national and international levels. Graduate students have the opportunity to be employed in governmental or non-governmental institutions which collaborate on development- or environment-related projects, especially at the positions where planning and future trends analysis is required. In addition, graduates can find careers in the private sector, especially in high-tech companies which monitor and form future trends in their industry.
Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Palacky University, Czech Republic