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Master's degree in Sustainable Cities and Communities

The EfS initiative is the pillar of the participation of the University of Coimbra in the creation of the master's degree in "Sustainable Cities and Communities", within the scope of the European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U).
18 june
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The existence of the Master's degree in Energy for Sustainability (EfS), created and managed by the EfS Initiative, allowed the University of Coimbra (UC), together with the University of Poitiers (France) and the University of Turku (Finland), to jointly create a new Master's degree in "Sustainable Cities and Communities".

Focused on the SDG 11, the EC2U Joint Master’s Degree “Sustainable Cities and Communities” is a 2-year Master’s Programme (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each, 120 ECTS in total) that aims to train future national and international professionals with diverse backgrounds in the fields of environment, energy, urban planning and natural resources. This degree is aligned with professional practice and will ensure that students develop instrumental skills in analysis and synthesis, solving and planning. Graduates will launch their careers with advanced knowledge in the field of sustainable cities and communities.

"The European Union's plans and political goals in the area of ​​sustainable development, along with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will imply the need for a large number of experts in the areas of sustainability," said Manuel Gameiro da Silva, Coordinator of the EfS initiative and coordinator of the new Master's degree.

As stated by the EfS Initiative Coordinator, this degree will guarantee students the development of instrumental skills in analysis and synthesis, resolution and planning, allowing them to start their career with advanced knowledge in the field of sustainability in cities and communities. Campus EC2U offers students the opportunity to study abroad, develop multicultural experiences and expand their professional network.

This Master adds a new level of internationalisation to the Energy for Sustainability Initiative, besides the usual frequency of many international students and the biennial realisation of an international conference.

Students will have the opportunity to study at up to 4 of the 7 EC2U universities. Applications for the new master's degree are open until July 15 at

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A video of the new formative offer can be viewed at: