I have learned to approach problems differently and to change perspectives more often to understand our world better.
After my Bachelor’s programme in Germany, I wanted to widen my horizon and gain more knowledge in the fields of international relations, public policy and international organisations. Furthermore, I wanted to return to the Netherlands where I had spent a semester as an Erasmus exchange student during my Bachelor’s programme. The Master’s programme International Public Management and Public Policy (IMP) offered me an interesting and dynamic programme with a broad international scope and a focus on research. Moreover, the modern and well-equipped study facilities here at Erasmus University Rotterdam have been very useful.
Now that I have followed six months of the Master’s programme, I can say that I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience in different fields related to our constantly changing and globalised political environment. I have learned to approach problems in a different way and to change perspectives more often in order to understand our world better. Moreover, our study trip to different international organisations based in Geneva has shown me the importance and far-reaching impact of the system of international organisations that have to cope with global challenges such as climate change or migration.
My choice to go to Rotterdam for a Master’s programme has been an easy one. The quality of the Master’s programme IMP is evident, partly due to its international focus, its broad career opportunities and an interesting course structure.