University of Bologna
Master’s degree in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD)
Are you interested in tackling the environmental challenges of tomorrow and the issues of sustainable development?
RESD offers an excellent preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development
both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment.
RESD graduates will be able to critically evaluate the qualitative and quantitative implications of environmental policies and to autonomously produce, research and forecast concerning the evolution of markets for natural resources and to contribute to the design, production and marketing of products compatible with the sustainability of natural resources
RESD courses will provide an in-depth analysis of natural resources, taking into account the institutional setup of markets and the competitive strategies of firms.
Why should I study this degree?
- Multidisciplinary study programme and interdisciplinary approach
- Network of qualified international professors
- International environment with a diversity of academic backgrounds
RESD graduates will be able to employ tools and standard methods in economics and management to environmental and resources related issues, to interact with engineers and chemists thanks to their interdisciplinary educational background and to work in the public and private institutions, agencies, NGOs and stakeholder organizations.
About The University of Bologna
Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna is the oldest academic institution in the Western world and is one of the most important higher education institutions in Italy and the whole of Europe.
It offers a variety of excellent, internationally recognized programmes and provides its students with many opportunities for gaining experience abroad. The national and international ranking lists place Bologna among the world's top universities for the quality of its teaching and research.
A degree from the University of Bologna is a "callingcard" recognised in Italy and abroad and an added advantage for entering the job market!
The School of Economics, Management and Statistics offers students in these disciplines an ideal context in which to acquire a globally oriented cultural and professional grounding. It works on a multi-campus basis, with learning opportunities being shared between the Campuses of Bologna, Forlì and Rimini.
Internationalization is a watchword of the entire School. Students have a unique opportunity to expand their academic horizon having the chance to choose among a variety of master’s and bachelor’s degrees offered in English, some of which run together with other European universities, leading to the issue of double or multiple qualifications. All these opportunities add value to the School’s academic offer and project its activity on an increasingly global scale.