Ninety-three fresh graduates, representing about 40 nationalities, gathered with their friends and family at St. Janskerk in Maastricht for the closing ceremony of our Master’s programme in Public Policy and Human Development on 3 June 2014.
Together they looked back on an intensive year of learning and personal development and celebrated the beginning of “a new adventure,” as MPP Programme Director Lutz Krebs put it in his congratulatory speech. “You are going out there to do interesting things, to face new challenges, and to put your energy, your motivation, your knowledge and your skills to good use!”
A highlight of the closing ceremony was the testimonial given by US student Navneet Bhargava, who revealed that her “personal goal to come here was not necessarily just to get a degree but to learn to make a difference.”
The Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, offered jointly by Maastricht University and United Nations University trains students in formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policy in a wide variety of policy areas. The programme curriculum provides them with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge to enable them to work as policy designers and policy analysts in public and private institutions. Graduates receive a double degree issued by Maastricht University and the United Nations University.
We wish the MPP class of 2013-2014 a successful career ahead!