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Interdisciplinary Studies - Shaping the Future: Welcoming speech to the master's program Sustainability Economics and Management

Sustainability is a key global challenge, as illustrated by climate change. The growing importance of possible solutions in the field of economy and ecology is taken into account by the excellent research at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. In order to utilize the special opportunities offered by our location in the Northwest, and to develop top-level leaders for the sustainability sector, the master's program Sustainability Economics and Management was launched in 2006. Since then, this line of study has gained interest and recognition far beyond the borders of Oldenburg. With research-oriented teaching as well as the widely diversified interdisciplinary expertise of our scientists, a program has been developed which takes into account the multifaceted aspects of the topic of sustainability. Furthermore, it has claimed a leading position on national and international scale. The CvO University of Oldenburg is making a significant contribution to solving ecological and social problems by promoting professional networking, developing seminal research areas and providing training for application-oriented sustainability experts.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Michael Piper
President of the CvO University of Oldenburg

Thank you for your interest in our master's program Sustainability Economics and Management. Building on many years of experience in environmental and sustainability-oriented economics at the CvO University of Oldenburg, the study concept brings together our offers in sound economic science and interdisciplinary qualifications. Our goal is to educate creative, independent and multidisciplinary individuals that are capable of constructively, critically, and future-orientedly addressing the environmental, social and economic issues of the 21st century. The CvO University of Oldenburg offers the best prerequisites to tackle these problems with its focus on economic sustainability research and its university-wide focus on environmental, energy and sustainability issues. The special characteristics of the study program are also the students themselves, who come together from all parts of Germany and the world. They participate with the greatest dedication and impressive motivation, organize events, exchange ideas and form a lasting network.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner
Coordination and lecturer of the SEM master’s programme

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