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ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management Masters in Innovation and Research for Sustainability
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management

Masters in Innovation and Research for Sustainability

Lisbon, Portugal

3 Semesters


Full time

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EUR 7,000 / per course *


* students from the EU: € 5,750; students outside the EU: € 7,000


The Masters in Innovation and Research for Sustainability results from the transformation and improvement of the previous “Mestrado em Economia e Gestão de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação”, which was taught in Portuguese for many years and has dozens of graduates who have followed successful careers.

MIRS students benefit from a collegiate and open-minded atmosphere, in which the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play a special role.

Top reasons to do the Masters in Innovation and Research for Sustainability

  • The Master in Innovation and Research for Sustainability (MIRS) was designed for those willing to be change agents for sustainability in organizations, society, and the economy.
  • The complexity of incorporating sustainability in economic development and organizational processes will be a key challenge for governance in public and private sector entities over the next decades. MIRS is intended for those committed to being involved in the processes towards a more sustainable future.
  • Our students will be provided with the theory, concepts, and methods to better understand and articulate the roles of research and innovation activities in practice. Among other methods, we adopt active learning strategies based on case studies, current research projects, and transversal workshops. The classes will use both informative and dynamic tools for enhancing collaborative processes and teamwork (namely world cafe exercises, design thinking, scenario methods, and 3D mapping).
  • MIRS was designed to provide our students with high levels of technical competencies, critical judgment for action, and significant capacity to collaborate and build bridges in their organizations, society, and the economy.
  • More and more businesses and public organizations need to have specialists with the capacity to manage technical activities related to research and innovation.
  • Our students will have the possibility to choose in the second semester between two different tracks, one oriented towards entrepreneurship and innovation and the other oriented towards the administration of research and science.
  • After attending MIRS, our graduates will have the necessary analytical and communication skills to effectively manage impactful research and innovation for a better and sustainable future.
  • They will be able to design solutions that maximize the benefits for society and the organizations while minimizing the impact on the ecosystems.
  • Further, they will be able to integrate science and technology to respond to the grand challenges of climate change and sustainable development, which include larger societal challenges related to poverty elimination, discrimination, and segregation, according to the principles and objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • MIRS graduates will follow professional careers in a diversity of areas, such as business companies that adhere to the principles of sustainability, research and academic institutions, international development organizations, or new professions linked to the core issues dealt with in the course.



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