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Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST)


Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST), with the research base in the field of Sustainable Development at the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development (ICIS), linked to a wide (inter)national network, is leading internationally in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development and integrated assessment.


  • advance the role of science in the transition toward sustainability, building upon the conceptual distinction between problem-solving and critical research strategies as starting point. 
  • find new ways of integrating knowledge across the divides between social and natural sciences as well as between critical and problem-solving research.
  • offer scientific training and a fruitful learning environment where the exchange of knowledge between younger and more experienced researchers is emphasized and developed. 

Innovative Aspects

PhD candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds and post-docs work closely together under professional scientific leadership and where research students are supervised in interdisciplinary groups.



Latest update: 09.11.2023