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MEG students touring the United Nations Office at Geneva

Engaged in discussion with a representative from the CITES Secretariat in Geneva

Welcome to MEG!

The M.Sc. -programme Environmental Governance (MEG) was established in 2005 to train leaders to be able to reconcile different social perspectives with regard to the sustainable use of environmental resources as a basis for sustainable development - for any development, at any scale from local to global, and in any context worldwide. Every year, around 35 outstanding students are selected based on criteria of excellence and geographical representation.


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MEG15 on excursion to Frankfurt 

At 6:30 AM on Thursday, November 7, the whole MEG15 group arrived at the Hauptbahnhof in Freiburg to set off on our two day excursion to Frankfurt. [...] As part of the module Global Societal Change, this trip was an opportunity for us to learn about international development aid through direct contact with working professionals. » more

Text: Jon Walsh / Photo: Adam Oliver


“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

MEG engages in the European Week for Waste Reduction: What happens with e-waste and where can you buy pasta without packaging? To answer questions like these, a group of MEG students have created a programme for initiatives in Freiburg during the European Week for Waste Reduction (Nov 16-22). Photo: Pixel-Shot –

More about the EWWR » more / Official programme » more


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MEG newsletter 2019 out now

The MEG newsletter provides the latest stories from around the world under the overarching theme of resources with relation to MEG: 

"The contributions have lead to a literary gold rush, which covers different types of resources. The reader will encounter solid (and sterilized) equipment provided by the MedTech company Noor Medical, then explore waste on the occasion of an initiative during the European Week for Waste Reduction and visualize resources through a photo series on the distinction between civilization and nature..." Photo: Adam Oliver » more




Welcome to the MEG Newsletter 2019 

"For Greta Thunberg 'time' is a crucial resource for tackle the climate crisis. Instead of raising fingers with a you-didn't-act-in time message this newsletter looks beyond and above the ticking clock by exploring various and valuable resources with relation to MEG." » more 


Check out our MEG Newsletters

"The MEG newsletter is published once every semester. It contains the latest news and developments of the course as well as articles written by students and coordinators on a wide range of topics" » more