''I want to combine my passion for researching and learning new things with my wish to build on a sustainable and just world!''
My decision to apply for this programme was driven by my desire to do a small-scale, research-oriented Master's with an international focus. The Master's programme provides me with an opportunity to enhance my research skills in an environment with highly motivated students and lecturers who are leading academics in their field. I currently specialize in economic geography, industrial regions and green innovation.
The thing I like most about this Master's is that the Master's thesis can be written abroad. Lecturers of the programme supported me in making my dream come true: they helped me in getting the Fulbright Scholarship and connecting me with the geography department of the University of California, Los Angeles to write my thesis in the United States.
I would like to pursue a PhD and work in academia, combining my passion for researching and learning new things with my desire to build on a sustainable and just world!
''The programme gave me the opportunity to work on my Master’s thesis at an institute for economic research in Vienna.''
I began this research Master's programme because I really enjoyed working on my Bachelor's thesis and therefore wanted to work either in academia or doing applied research. The courses provided sufficient room to explore in which field of research I wanted to specialize, namely the geography of innovation. Furthermore, the small size of the group not only allowed for a lot of personal guidance from the teachers, but it also resulted in some wonderful friendships. The programme also gave me the opportunity to work on my Master’s thesis at an institute for economic research in Vienna, which was a great experience.