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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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MEG explores waste management at the University of Freiburg

During the European Week for Waste Reduction in November last year, the MEG programme established strong ties to the University's Department of Environmental Protection. On this basis, the students were guided through the facilities of the university by Dr. Jürgen Steck and Lora Gyuzeleva » more

Text and photo: Sofie Hovmand


MEG14: Our future calls for Circular Economy

The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) seeks to redirect efforts towards circularity.  Students of the MEG programme reflect on the concept on the occasion of PACE's recent report "A New Circular Vision for Electronics" » more



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Rural Development in Medicilandia

The MEG14 students enjoyed their last compulsory module in the prized company of Dr. Benno Pokorny. In this module, group work was brought to the next level as the students competed in a simulation structured around the competition for UNEP funds for development projects in the Amazonas » more

Text and photo: Connor McNee and Sofie Hovmand

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MEG Alumni Event 2020: Moving forward with design thinking

The 3rd MEG-Alumni Event took place in Freiburg from 24-26 January 2020. [...] MEG-Alumni and MEG-Students came together at the local brewery ‘Feierling’ in the old town on Friday evening. The lively conversations and discussions kicked off the event and set the right tone for the rest of the weekend » more

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MEG Newsletter fall 2019_resources_cover

The MEG Newsletter is published annually. 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.

MEG Newsletter Fall 2019: Resources "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