Students Step Out of the Classrooms for Sustainability Week
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Sustainability Week at the UPF Barcelona School of Management, framed within the activity plan of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, was not just any week. Between 13 and 17 February, the students on this program, carried out jointly with ESCI-UPF, left the classrooms and changed their usual classes for daily visits and talks related to sustainability from different viewpoints.
The objective of this initiative is for students to personally know the reality of the world of sustainability in various sectors of activity, with the possibility of consulting with and asking questions of the different experts with whom they had the opportunity to exchange views.
ESCI-UPF Deputy Director of the Master’s Degree and promoter of the initiative, Lela Mélon, explained that “now more than ever, and especially in the field of sustainability, a balanced approach is needed to understand the challenges and solutions related to business sustainability, and for this an intersectoral understanding is needed.”
That’s exactly what Sustainability Week offered the School’s students: an immersive intersectoral experience (sustainable tourism, retail, sustainable finance, eco-labelling, sustainable construction, waste management, etc.), with meetings with leading professionals in their fields and the possibility of students expanding their network of contacts. In this way, students were able to put their knowledge into practice before leaving the program.
On February 27th, the students of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, jointly offered by ESCI-UPF and BSM-UPF, visited the Integrated Valorisation Plant located in Sant Adrià de Besòs to better understand the waste management treatment processes in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.
Last 8th of February, the students of the first edition of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management that ESCI-UPF offers jointly with UPF BSM presented their Master Thesis topic proposals and plan of work in a plenary with the Academic Committee and Faculty members of the program.
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