Vithursan Nellinathan

Focus Area in Economics - BSc in Business and Banking, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Vithursan Nellinathan

With my academic background in finance and my current work in sustainable finance, this Master provides me with the theoretical foundations that improve the quality of my work in ongoing projects and enhance my understanding of the academic discourse on sustainability. With its complementary and interdisciplinary courses, the programme allows me to critically reflect on the challenges of sustainability and learn a lot from "new" disciplines.

The MSD is for me...
... a great opportunity to learn the tools and methods to approach sustainability scientifically.

Ruth Ranaudo

Focus Area in Social Sciences - BA in Management & International Business, Virginia Tech

Ruth Ranaudo

I spent nearly a decade in an exciting, but ultimately unsatisfying career. With insights gained while raising my two children, I realized that purpose is what was lacking in my professional life. Focusing on humanity’s most complex problems through the study of Sustainable Development has pushed my curiosity to new heights. The MSD is helping me to build a foundation across a range of sciences, learn the practical value of tools and methods, and appreciate how interdependent our world truly is.

The MSD is for me…
... an opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge I will need to work in service of people and our planet by coupling the practical lessons of my business education and career with an understanding of the systems and sciences that describe and define our shared ecosystem.

Ekrem Kesen

Focus Area in Social Sciences - BA in International Relations

Ekrem Kesen

While studying International Relations, I have noticed that the past and future of international politics and diplomacy looked discouraging and hopeless for a peaceful and long-lasting world. That’s why I became interested in Sustainable Development and its implications for international relations, and I decided to pursue academic studies that evaluate and change the international political system. I see Sustainable Development as an objective for the international community and I am excited to be a part of it.

The MSD is for me...
... a chance to learn the methods for an effective change and a way to further my knowledge on the issues that really matter.