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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

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ESD MPhil Alumni published in NYT Chinese version

last modified Jun 12, 2014 12:34 PM

ESD MPhil Alumni, Xiangyu Sheng (2012-13), has been published in the NYT Chinese Version. The article follows on from her MPhil dissertation research about air pollution from Beijing Airport.

See article in Chinese: tcn.nytimes.com/science/20140611/cc11airport/

For more information about Xiangyu: http://www-esdmphil.eng.cam.ac.uk/students/alumniprofiles/xiangyu-sheng-2012-13

Photo Credit: Wang Zhao/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.