What is ISLANDS?

Islands are special cases for Sustainable Development. Within the current global economic and social system islands in many cases face economic, social, political and cultural marginalization unless they cooperate. Cooperation is needed in research and education on the ways to manage islands and raise capacity building in island communities. Understanding the problems and finding effective ways to develop the potential of small islands requires international academic cooperation that looks beyond the specifics of individual islands. There is clearly a demand for a high quality Masters programme on sustainable development on islands that can enhance much required training and expertise in this field. This is why the University of Groningen, the University of the Aegean, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Iceland have joined forces to launch this high-level integrated study programme on islands at Master level.

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open from 1 November 2023 until 15 January 2024

Self-funded candidates can apply until 1 April
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1st ISLANDS Conference, September 2023

Last month, the 1st ISLANDS Conference was held at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at University of Groningen, bringing together all ISLANDS consortium universities, University of Groningen, University of the[…]

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Call for Applications 2024

Application deadline for scholarships is 15 January 2024, self-funded have until 1 April 2024 to apply for the 2024 intake of the ISLANDS MSc.

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Advanced Course: Environmental Management on Islands – Challenges and Sustainability

Islands are special cases for Sustainable Development. This Winter School/Advanced Course is aimed at combining all these different perspective, focusing on Gran Canaria.

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    Associated Partners

    The International Joint Master of Science on Islands and Sustainability is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.