This master’s is co-organized by ICTA (the Institute for Environmental Studies and Technology) and R&D (Research and Degrowth) in Barcelona.
The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) is a multidisciplinary center that promotes academic research and postgraduate education in the environmental sciences. It aims to improve our understanding of global environmental change, and the nature and causes of environmental problems. In addition, it studies policies, strategies, and technologies to foster a transition to a sustainable economy.
Research & Degrowth, (R&D) is an academic association dedicated to research, awareness-raising, and events organization around the topic of degrowth. R&D defines degrowth as a multi-level voluntary path towards reduction of production and consumption aiming at ecological sustainability, good life, liberty, and social justice. For R&D, degrowth is grounded in ecology, ecological economics, anthropology, psychology, and social sciences in general. In the degrowth process, R&D is concerned with democracy, international cooperation, and understanding as opposed to societal closure, fragmentation, and authoritarianism.