Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences By adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community has sent out a strong message for a new global partnership: At the historic 2015 UN Summit the leaders of 193 developing, emerging and industrialised countries jointly agreed upon 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the first time in history, the international community has assumed shared responsibility to achieve economic progress in keeping with social justice and ecological sustainability. Implementing the 2030 Agenda not only requires more effective and efficient development policies, but also highly qualified professionals equipped with a broad interdisciplinary and intercultural understanding of the diverse development issues, local contexts, global interconnections and latest methodologies enabling them to identify needs and develop as well as implement said required policies.
The master’s degree programme Sustainable Development Management interweaves subject-related topics from economics and political science with both empirical and project management methodology. The acquired knowledge will enable students to actively contribute to the academic discourse on sustainable development. By imparting the latest subject-specific methodologies students will be qualified to successfully implement development projects. To this end, our curriculum follows the framework of the Project Cycle: Students will acquire the specialised theoretical and practical competencies needed to successfully identify development issues, devise and implement sustainable development projects, as well as to critically examine these with respect to their effectiveness. Thus, our approach produces graduates who are highly qualified experts sought-after by both public and private employers, at home and abroad. The overall aim of the programme is to train future professionals, who are qualified to play a signifi
Faculty of Society and Economics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany