By 2050, the world will be a fundamentally different place. Sustainability and natural resource management professionals will need to be able to work across scales, disciplines, and sectors to understand and operate within a rapidly changing context.
As part of our commitment to preparing environmental and NR management professionals to work in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, we offer a variety of international courses, projects, and programs to students of MNR programs, with the goal of building global awareness, competence, and sensitivity among sustainability and NR management professionals.
Global Sustainability Initiative Projects are designed to provide students with hands-on experience exploring and addressing sustainability challenges in a global context. Global Sustainability Initiative Projects are part of the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability's global programs, focusing on sustainability systems in some of the world’s most rapidly developing regions. GSI Projects are applied, professionaly oriented, interdisciplinary, short-term, 6-credit courses that explore and advance innovative sustainable development strategies being developed in places around the world. GSI Projects are 10-weeks long and include 10-days of fieldwork and travel in the region of focus. Students from all graduate programs including MNR are encouraged to apply as part of a GSI Project Team. See the GSI website for a complete list of GSI Projects being offered.
Several courses offered as part of the MNR program focus on conservation and sustainable development at an international scale. A sample of such courses include:
Global Sustainability Initiative Projectsin Brazil, China, and Russia are scheduled for 2013, with exciting projects in India and South Africa coming in 2014. Focused on sustainable development strategies in rapidly developing contexts, GSI Projects offer graduate students and professionals an opportunity to travel and gain direct international experience while earning 6 graduate credits in ten weeks. (learn more)