General Presentation


The GTDD Master’s degree allows its students to develop their thinking and a critical look at current issues of sustainable development. The territorial approach promotes a transversal analysis of the issues in all their dimensions. The latter aims to measure, evaluate and model the social, economic, and environmental space invested by a company. The issue of sustainable development in terms of territorial analysis comes down to the integration of the constraint of finite space and resources to the needs of populations in a given area. The master’s degree also deals with territorial interrelationships, which are involved at all levels in of the innovation process, and the social use made of it. Students learn to adopt a comprehensive and systemic approach that allows them to study a wide variety of themes (renewable energy, tourism, environmental policies, food, vulnerable populations, climate issues …). As such it is an approach that is open in its method but also in its structure. Indeed the GTDD Master’s integrates students with very different academic backgrounds and specialties. It is also this variety that permits a sharing of ideas, thoughts and a certain open mindedness that enriches the multiple group tasks.


Interventions of professionals in the majority of lessons allow students to work on tangible topics and in direct link to the labor market. In addition, one work experience per year (4 months in the first year, and 6 months in the second year) leads the student to be autonomous on sustainable development missions. Writing a report after each internship completes these experiences with an academic dissertation. Finally, a project per year, sponsored and tutored by an external structure (office, local community …) makes the students work on a problem of sustainable development, the completed work is then used by the professionals.


The master promotes the development of scientific and professional expertise. It enables the training of managers capable of meeting the growing demand for evaluation of territorial issues, such as forecasting the overall impact of a project, the development of new technologies and new areas of research. It is therefore turned towards the future.

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