Master of Science in Global Environment and Development
4EU+ Alliance would like to invite interested candidates to apply for our first Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters project to be carried out under the Erasmus+ programme. The project, realised within the framework of Flagship 4, will last 74 months.

Coordinator of the programme: Prof. dr Carsten Smith-Hall – University of Copenhagen

Local coordinators: Prof. Carlo Pozzi – University of Milan; Dr Mariola Zalewska – University of Warsaw


The general aim is to create globally competitive graduates who can identify critical aspects of renewable natural resource management for economic, environmental, institutional, and societal development and develop appropriate and feasible solutions. MERGED graduates will become professionals in private and public companies, I/NGOs, government bodies, and research institutions. They benefit from interdisciplinary knowledge, direct sector exposure, practical field experiences, specialised abilities to target sustainability problems, and thus high employability. MERGED is unique in educating graduates who can deal with interdisciplinary challenges at the nexus of renewable environmental resources and sustainable development. MERGED was developed with all partners’ full participation and fully integrated into the participating institutions while operating jointly, from application assessment through selection to evaluation and graduation. We aim to deliver the first-ever joint degree across the partner universities and the 4EU+ European University Alliance.

MERGED is offered by the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science; the University of Warsaw, Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development; and the Università degli Studi di Milano, DISAA.

All are partners in the 4EU+ Alliance and are committed to simultaneously deepening teaching collaboration, enhancing teaching quality, and increasing collaboration. We collaborate with a strong global Associate Partner network. MERGED acts globally to promote a European vision of the environmental-development nexus, enhancing EHEA attractiveness through the programme’s reputation, innovative teaching approaches, integrated cross-country and cross-institutional collaboration, and the career profiles of graduates.

Experiences are directly available to others through programme-level tools and explicit documentation and sharing of collaboration lessons learned.

For more information, please contact the programme’s coordinators: