DOMEIN: Administrative Sciences
Public Policy for Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability (PPECS EN).
- Programme taught in English -
Category: Professional Master
Duration of studies: 4 semestres (2 years), 120 credits ECTS
Master program coordinators:
In recent years, climate policy has been essential in coordinating a broad spectrum of public policies in key sectors of the EU economy - energy, transport, industry, agriculture, and construction. The scale of the transformations is challenging the administrative capacity of EU Member States to adopt and implement new and complex legislation, regulations, investment projects and economic mechanisms in a very short timeframe.
The Faculty of Business and Administration is initiating this inter- and multi-disciplinary professional Master's programme on climate change and sustainability with a focus on public policy development and implementation to respond to this demand. The programme design aligns with the international academic climate and sustainability public policy standards.
The program offers courses in the fundamentals of climate science, environmental economics and law, sustainability, human habitats and ecosystems, with an increased share of content focused on public policies related to climate change prevention and adaptation.
Graduates of the Master's programme will mainly target the public sector but are also sought after in private companies, where internal ESG (environment, social and governance) expert positions have become commonplace, or in the media and non-governmental organisations with a thematic focus on the environment, energy, climate, biodiversity, etc.
This professional Master's programme is the only one in the national academic landscape making the transition from research-based approaches and basic science to the register of public policy development and implementation in the highly dense and technical regulatory environment of the European Union on energy, climate change and sustainability.
The programme does not impose prerequisites for specialisation and is open to all categories of undergraduate degrees.
Professor PhD.. Elena Druică, Faculty of Business and Administration
Professor PhD. Liviu Andreescu, Faculty of Business and Administration
Professor PhD. Dragoș-Paul Aligică, Faculty of Business and Administration
Professor PhD. Mihai Dima, Faculty of Physics
Professor PhD. Sorin Cheval, National Meteorological Administration, Faculty of Geography
Professor PhD. Constantin Stoenescu, Faculty of Philosophy
Lecturer PhD. Anca Sinea – Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Associate Professor PhD. Marian Marin, Faculty of Geography
Professor PhD. Nicoleta Ionac, Faculty of Geography
Associate Professor PhD Alexandru Volacu, Faculty of Business and Administration
Professor PhD. Rodica Ianole, Faculty of Business and Administration
Associate Professor PhD. Viorel Mihăilă, Faculty of Business and Administration
Associate Professor PhD. Daniela Deteșeanu, Faculty of Law
Associate Professor PhD. Emilian Socaciu, Faculty of Philosophy
Associate Professor PhD. Radu Dudău, Faculty of Philosophy
PhD. Daniel Duma, Energy Policy Group (EPG)
PhD. Mihnea Cătuți, Asociația Energy Policy Group (EPG)
Critical Components of the Climate System
Basics of Public Policy Analysis
Introduction to Environmental Law
Sustainable Finance and State Aid Mechanisms for the Green Transition
Energy and Climate Policies of the EU
Social-Ecological System Framework
Planning the Economic Transition to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions
Climate Change and Its Impact Upon the Environment
Cost-Benefit Analysis in Policy Making
Social Acceptance and Public Risk Assessment
Ethical Challenges of Climate Change
Climate Change and International Relations
Basics of and New Perspectives on Sustainable Development
Natural Resources Environment and Geopolitics
Climate and Human Behavior
Quantitative Skills for Policy Analysis