Monday, July 6, 2009

Get a masters in sustainable development

New degree program puts Emory at forefront of transforming global development practice.

The graduate school will launch a master’s degree program in development practice in the fall of 2010, funded by a $900,000 MacArthur Foundation grant. The grant is part of a significant, worldwide effort by the MacArthur Foundation to promote more effective, sustainable development for the poorest of the poor. Only 10 institutions were awarded the grants, including three universities in the United States, with the rest spread across the globe.

“Emory will be helping to shape and define the future of sustainable development practices, while also training the next generation of innovative practitioners,” says David Nugent, professor of anthropology and director of the new program.

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