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Current ESD MPhil student in an interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust

last modified May 16, 2019 07:19 PM
Timothy Kotin, an MPhil student in Engineering for Sustainable Development and current Gates Cambridge Scholar was recently featured in a video interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust.
Current ESD MPhil student in an interview by the Gates Cambridge Trust

Timothy Kotin (MPhil '13) discusses sustainable development with The Gates Cambridge Trust. (Photo credit:

In the interview, he speaks about his passion for developing solutions which enable long-term sustainable development and how he is harnessing the power of technology for education and health purposes. Timothy has set up his own start-up company which uses ICT tools to make equal access to quality education a reality in the developing world, starting in his home country Ghana. Around 5,000 people have already signed up to his website.  See the video interview here and a featured article

Course Overview


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


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.


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


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.