Students at a lecture,  Linnaeus University

A new master's programme that combines energy and management for sustainable development will start this autumn

Against the background of a growing need for qualified expertise to evaluate, analyse and manage the energy and environmental sector in a more sustainable way, Linnaeus University will start the master's programme Energy and Management for Sustainable Development, 120 higher education credits, in autumn 2022.

Climate change is one of the world's most serious, complex and multi-dimensional problems, requiring our immediate attention. Energy and its management are key factors for us to be able to address climate change as well as other goals regarding sustainable development.

“The master's programme is tailored for engineers and technologists to study and gain an understanding of symbiotic and systematic relationships between energy, climate and sustainable development, and to create innovative solutions”, says Brijesh Mainali, programme coordinator for the programme.

The programme is unique and interdisciplinary. It has been developed at the Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology in collaboration with the School of Business and Economics. A team with solid knowledge of sustainability and development has been committed to developing the content of the programme.

“In the process of developing a resource-efficient and carbon-free society, there is a growing need for qualified expertise to evaluate, analyse and manage the energy and environmental sector and related activities in a more sustainable way and helps companies to adapt”, Brijesh continues.

The content of the programme matches the needs of society. Students gain knowledge about environmental paradigms and environmental analysis tools that will be useful to them when making environment-related decisions. They also gain knowledge about green financing, circularity and its role in enabling inclusive growth and accelerating the transition to a resource-efficient society and a carbon-free economy. Courses on various energy policy tools and innovation strategies, as well as how these can influence investment decisions and public behavior from a sustainability perspective are also included.

The courses are supplemented with guest lectures by experts from industry, authorities and non-profit organisations.

“The programme prepares students for advanced jobs in both the private and public sectors as well as for a research career. Examples of possible future job titles for students are sustainability consultant, energy and environmental engineer, energy strategist, environmental coordinator, energy project manager, and energy system planner”, Brijesh concludes.

More information about Energy and Management for Sustainable Development

Brijesh Mainali, programme coordinator
phone: +46470-70 82 21