Under the EDGE project, students enrolled at ULg, Sciences Po and EUBA can spend a semester or a full academic year at one of the other universities.
Students who attend EDGE courses at their home institutions and at the host institution for a minimum of 30 ECTS will receive the EDGE Certificate of Environmental Diplomacy at the completion of their 30 ECTS.
More information: EDGE Course List
Testimonies from EDGE program students:
« Holding a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics, focussed on international relations, the unique specialization of the EDGE Exchange Scheme matched my interests perfectly. I opted to apply for the exchange scheme as part of my graduate studies in « Environmental Policy » at Sciences Po Paris. During the EDGE Exchange Scheme I not only gained background knowledge on environmental issues, especially climate change, I also got the opportunity to volunteer for the film festival “Festival Hugo” – organized by the Hugo Observatory – which shed light on the links between environmental changes and migration flows. I furthermore took part in numerous activities proposed by the University of Liège, such as a circus school. My Erasmus experience also improved my French language. The flexibility granted by the EDGE exchange allowed me to choose classes from different disciplines, such as economics, natural science, geography, political science and business administration. This interdisciplinary nature enabled me to approach environmental questions from different angles, which is key to identify and implement solutions to current environmental challenges. Lastly, Belgium is a great country if you like train journeys. It is very cheap and easy to get around and I was lucky enough to discover many beautiful places, and get a better understanding of Belgian culture. »
« Having a background in Law and Geography, I am currently involved in a master degree in Environmental Policy at Sciences Po Paris, France. I decided to participate to the EDGE programme in Liège University during the autumn semester 2017. I wanted to deepen my knowledge on environmental and social issues through a multi disciplinary approach. Meanwhile, I did an internship at the Hugo Observatory: I helped to organize a Film Festival “Festival Hugo” and I wrote a literature review on relocation policy in Fiji islands. My EDGE experience has also been the opportunity to learn more about Belgium and to meet students from all around Europe. »
« I was offered to participate in the EDGE program during my 3rd Bachelor at Sciences Po. It gave me an early opportunity to further my knowledge of environmental sciences by taking classes in climatology, biology and environmental studies. I am glad to have the chance of focusing on these issues already during my undergraduate. I believe those opportunities to engage with environmental sciences are pivotal for social sciences students, as this multi-disciplinary approach is necessary to truly understand climate change. »