The international Master Programme “Economic POlicies for the Global transition” (EPOG+) starts in September 2020. EPOG+ is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in economics, supported by the European Union. It is a world-class two-year integrated Master’s programme on the (digital, socioeconomic, ecological) transition processes with a pluralist approach and interdisciplinary perspectives. It involves more than 40 partners and associate partners in Europe and the world.
Its concept relies on the fact that designing, implementing and assessing economic policies for the required (digital, socioeconomic and ecological) transition processes calls for experts and highly trained researchers, with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in specific fields, combined with a broader understanding of economic policy interdependencies. The uniqueness of the EPOG+ programme relies on this “systemic/holistic” approach, i.e. the ability to offer each student a specific field of study related to the chosen Major (A- Knowledge, innovation and digital transition; B- Macroeconomics, finance and the socioeconomic transition; C- Development, sustainable development and the ecological transition), together with courses, seminars and activities related to the other Majors. By reconciling these two dimensions, graduates will be better prepared to address the related challenges and to bridge the academic and policy communities.
Although the courses will be delivered in the English language, the programme also aims to provide a multicultural training and grounding: It includes a (at least basic) knowledge of the French language for all, with the possibility of acquiring language skills in the language of the country where the student has chosen to study.
More information about the structure, the content and the facilities of the Programme as well as the students’ potential mobility can be found here.
University of Technology of Compiègne and Sorbonne University have the role of scientific supervision and coordination of EPOG+. Basic Partners of the Programme are also the following Universities from France, Italy, Germany, Austria and South Africa: University of Paris, University of Turin, Berlin School of Economics and Law, University of Roma 3, Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of the Witwatersrand (more information here). Furthermore, more than 30 (academic and non-academic) Associated Partners participate in the Programme.
The Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens (LIEE/NTUA, see more information below) is one of the Associated Partners and has undertaken the teaching of one Course for Innovation as well as the supervision of theses during the 4th Semester.
EPOG+ provides attractive scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds. Scholarships are awarded for two years. More details on eligibility and conditions can be found here.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2020 – 14:00 (Paris time)
More information can be found in EPOG+ website.
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (Greece) is the oldest and most prestigious Greek academic institution in the field of Technology and Engineering. On the border between engineering and the economy, the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE) conducts multidisciplinary research around the study of the structure, the organization, the operation, and the development of the industrial system, as well as the study of industrial policy. The research interests of the Laboratory also include energy savings and related problems, from the technical, economical, and environmental points of view, with application to an industrial unit or a settlement. The university will host students during Semester 4 and contribute to EPOG+ bringing an expertise especially on economic topics related to the industry and energy: policy and strategy research focusing on the study of innovation, research networks, knowledge flows, firm’s dynamic capabilities and resources, industrial sectors, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, public procurement, international competitiveness as well as ICTs, new emerging industries, energy and environment.