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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.


Blog and Announcements

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Application deadline for 2020 on 15 May

Would you like to join the 16th cohort of MEG students? We invite you to submit your application for the semester start in September of 2020. The deadline for submission is the 15th of May (15.05.2020) » more

Find information on the admissions process here.

MEG alumni shine in 3MT

This month, Machteld Simoens (MEG13) and Nicholas Ndlovu (MEG12) participated in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition organised by the Graduate School Environment, Society and Global Change (ESGC) » more

Join the "VIRTUAL Shut Up and Write GOLDEN DAY" and find information on other upcoming activities on the website or twitter.

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Immediate measures from the University of Freiburg to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

A message from the Rector of the University of Freiburg, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer » more




MEG15 Climate Negotiation Simulation

In the light of Scientists 4 Future's comment on the European climate regulation, the MEG students took part in a climate negotiation simulation. Here, groups of students represented different regions of the world including the European Union » more

Text and photo: Sofie Hovmand



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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