Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Global Environment and Development

Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree – Denmark, Italy, and Poland

The general aim is to create globally competitive graduates who can identify critical aspects of renewable natural resource management for economic, environmental, institutional, and societal development and develop appropriate and feasible solutions.

MERGED graduates will become professionals in private and public companies, I/NGOs, government bodies, and research institutions. They benefit from interdisciplinary knowledge, direct sector exposure, practical field experiences, specialised abilities to target sustainability problems, and thus high employability.

MERGED is unique in educating graduates who can deal with interdisciplinary challenges at the nexus of renewable environmental resources and sustainable development. We aim to deliver the first-ever joint degree across the partner universities and the 4EU+ European University Alliance.

MERGED is offered by the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science; the University of Warsaw, Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development; and the Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. All are partners in the 4EU+ Alliance and are committed to simultaneously deepening teaching collaboration, enhancing teaching quality, and increasing collaboration. We collaborate with a strong global Associate Partner network. MERGED acts globally to promote a European vision of the environmental-development nexus, enhancing attractiveness through the programme’s reputation, innovative teaching approaches, integrated cross-country and cross-institutional collaboration, and the career profiles of graduates.

The Merged Consortium is made of the following 4EU+ Partner Universities:

  • The University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Denmark
  • The University of Milan (UMIL), Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, Italy
  • The University of Warsaw (UW), University Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development, Poland

A 4 Semesters second cycle programme international programme, with 120 ECTS credit units.


The Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Global Environment and Development (MERGED) is an integrated study programme resulting in a double degree fully recognised in both participating countries.

To obtain the MERGED double degree, you must acquire 120 ECTS and meet the mobility requirement of studying one full year (60 ECTS) at each of two different consortium university.

A double degree means that you will receive two national degrees – one degree from both your first and your second-year university.

The following degrees are awarded:

UniversityDegree awarded
University of CopenhagenMaster of Science (MSc) in Global Environment and Development
University of WarsawMagister in Global Environment and Development
University of MilanLaurea Magistrale in Global Environment and Development