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Master’s degree in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD)

School of Economics Management and Statistics - Rimini Campus, Bologna, Via Angherà 22, 47921 Rimini, Italy

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement
21st September

Class size
40/50 students

Student grants / Financial assistance
The University of Bologna offers study grants to International Students: Unibo Action 1 and 2. RESD offers scholarships to best students of the year.

Exchange partner schools
University of Wageningen, University of Southern Denmark in Odense

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students 70% national; 30% International
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 50%Women; 50% men
3. Age range. 20-30

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Public and private institutions, agencies, NGOs and stakeholder organizations………….

Admission requirements

- Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following major: Economics, Political Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering

- Transcript of Records

- CV

- Motivation letter

- English B2 level

Programme Director
Prof. Rainer Andergassen

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.

Programme objectives

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

Your career

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.

Other courses offered by University of Bologna

  • International Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering
  • International Master’s Degree in Historic Building Rehabilitation
  • International Master’s Degree in Off-shore Engineering
  • Master in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs - International Politics and Markets curriculum

  • 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.