Meet the people in the programme

As a student in the Master’s Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability, you benefit from the expertise of numerous inspiring scholars with solid teaching experience and broad researcher credentials.

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Programme steering group
Programme Director
Steering group members
Vice members
Expert members
Student members


  • Koki Shimizu 

  • Cari Monroe 

ECGS-modules and module leaders 2023-2026
Agriculture and environment
Iryna Herzon
Aquatic sciences
Leena Nurminen
Chemical pollution
Olli-Pekka Penttinen
Changing Arctic and northern environments
Tarmo Virtanen
Environmental soil science
Mari Pihlatie
Environmental policy and economics
Janne Hukkinen, Marko Lindroos
Consumer citizens and sustainability transition
Eva Heiskanen
Forests, global changes and sustainability
Maria Brockhaus
Sustainable management of marine environments
Kari Hyytiäinen
Urban studies
Johan Kotze
Environment and development
Anja Nygren
Science and technology studies
Petri Ylikoski
Food and sustainability
Hanna Tuomisto
Global land use
Nicholas Hogarth
Indigenous studies
Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen
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