Master's in Sustainability Studies in Austria

Compare Masters Programs in Sustainability Studies in Austria 2018

Sustainability Studies

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

By definition, sustainability is a process that can be characterized by a certain socio-ecological ideal. In other words, sustainability is often linked to environmental goals of ensuring that resources are used in a costly and effective way as to minimize both waste and damage.

The basic characteristic of Austrian higher education system is a four-year course. After completion of undergraduate degree, the university often have scholarships for those students who may want to further studies to master’s and even to doctorate levels.

Top Master Programs in Sustainability Studies in Austria 2018

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SUMA – Master in Sustainable Materials

EIT RawMaterials
Campus 2 years September 2018 Austria Leoben

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation. [+]

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation for the modern global economy. Moreover, materials, many of them critical, are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonizing society as materials enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility, resource efficiency, among others. In order to ensure a future society is supplied with a sustainable stream of raw materials, robust solutions and game-changing technologies will be pivotal to ensuring material supply keeps pace with demand.

Sustainable material solutions with SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.... [-]


Master in Sustainable International Agriculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Innsbruck

This Joint degree program of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. [+]

Master in Sustainable International Agriculture (M.Sc.)

This Joint degree program of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.The Master’s program in Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a consecutive joint Master study program of the agricultural faculties of the Georg-August-University of Goettingen and the University of Kassel - Witzenhausen comprising 120 ECTS. All SIA modules are taught in English.The Master’s program consists of fifteen modules with 6 ECTS each; a Master’s thesis in the 4th semester with 24 ECTS; colloquium with 6 ECTS.... [-]