Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS)

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s programme trains you to tackle global environmental and sustainability challenges by lectures, seminars, project learning and laboratory and field courses. There are two study tracks in ECGS for applicants to choose from: the Environmental Change study track in natural sciences and the Global Sustainability study track in social sciences. Both study tracks offer several modules of advanced studies.

News about sustainability science

New farmer goes green

Why wouldn’t farmers grow soil enriching legumes instead of using energy consuming fertilizers? Why wouldn’t we — all! — buy ecological local beans and other legumes to help farmers go green? Professor Kristina Lindström’s Helsinki Challenge team “Ground and Growth” aims at co-creation of knowledge, visions and future directions for sustainable agriculture in an interactive innovation platform process.

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New farmer goes green | University of Helsinki

Application process

We’re here to guide you through the process of applying to the University of Helsinki. Here is your roadmap to the application process. The next application period to apply for the Master's Programmes opens in December 3rd 2018 and ends in January 11th 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

How to Apply - Master’s Programmes at the University of Helsinki