The Masters in Transition, Innovation and Sustainable Environments is an initiative of a consortium of European universities led by Donau-Universität Krems (DUK) along with NOVA FCSH, Poznań University of Economics and Business (PUEB) and University College of Dublin (UCD).

The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of sustainable and resilient processes and structures from a social, business and industrial perspective. The programme aims to provide a holistic and multifaceted vision of contemporary social systems in an interdisciplinary way, with a particular focus on their transition dynamics and their innovation processes. It provides graduates with a set of tools and methodologies that will enable them to intervene, at the level of companies and governmental and non-governmental institutions, in order to promote sustainability in these same processes of transition and innovation.

The curricular path of the Master’s is organised in such as way as to address all the major areas of the course, and has the following structure:

  • 1st semester: Culture and Transition (NOVA FCSH)
  • 2nd semester: Ethics and Information Systems (UCD)
  • 3rd semester: Economics in Transition (PUEB)
  • 4th semester: Systems Science and Transdiciplinarity (DUK)


The Masters in Transition, Innovation and Sustainable Environments has three distinct goals:

  1. To recognise the underlying individual, socio-cultural, socio-technical and socio-economic structures and mechanisms;
  2. To offer a systemic understanding of the complex implications within specific macroareas (cultural, social and economic);
  3. To promote innovations, interventions and solution spaces, enabling an environment for sustainable transitions.


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