What is it like to be a MEPIN student?

"I chose the MEPIN Master's degree because I knew it would allow me to explore interdisciplinary topics at an international level, promising to open a window on the world, its political, economic, social complexities and problems related to global development. attend courses at prestigious universities such as the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (ASERI), the Università della Svizzera Italiana and the University of Geneva, coming into contact with highly qualified teachers, professors and professionals who have combined theory and practice and who they gave an added value by telling us about their professional experiences. Thanks to the professors' support and the Master's close connection with the working world, MEPIN gave me the opportunity to develop themes of my interest such as sustainability and international relations, giving me the opportunity to meet the demand for a curricular internship that has been transformed mated in a job. Today I work in the field of sustainable development in the finance sector. "

Cecilia Cuore, Client Relationship and Support Manager in Raiffeisen Capital Management

"The Masters in Economics and International Policies first satisfied my thirst for multidisciplinary knowledge. The course program covers various areas of my interest: from economics to political science, passing through international law and social ethics. This is not a "classic" Master of specialization, but instead offers students the opportunity to address issues of global interest from a wide range of different perspectives. The continuous comparison with professors from different parts of the world also allowed me to develop critical-analytical skills of various kinds, skills that I have found useful in the context of my current job, where I am constantly in contact with scientific articles published in magazines of different sectors. Institute of Marketing and Corporate Communication of the University of Italian Switzerland, where I will shortly be starting a Doctorate or in Communication Sciences with a focus in economic sociology. "

Leonardo Conte, dottorando USI

"The MEPIN, characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach, was an excellent opportunity for me to enrich my knowledge: as a graduate in law, I was looking for a course of study that, starting from my solid foundations, allowed me to go further, acquiring those notions (political and economic) necessary to fully understand international phenomena, which I have always been interested in. And so it was: the offer of different courses, the possibility of attending them in two Universities and in two distinct States, as well as the "Opportunity to interact with a highly and variously trained academic body, they met my expectations. This path not only provided me with the indispensable tools to read reality in a much more conscious way, but also thanks to an internship carried out in the research center. Politeia, has strengthened in me the conviction to undertake an academic career: at present, they are in fact assistants and in economic law at the USI of Lugano of the same Professor who followed me in the writing of the Master's and doctoral thesis in the Law Faculty of the University of Neuchâtel. "

Micol Ferrario, dottoranda - Università di Neuchâtel

 "The Master has been an excellent opportunity to learn, explore and develop knowledge on topics related to the Economy and the International Policies. It has given me the keys to better understand and interpret the world processes and the political and economic issues that are defining an international reality which is more and more complex and unpredictable. In addition, through the seminars held by international academics and professionals, I got to experience a more practical approach to University courses. The working groups on case studies also proved an excellent opportunity to know my classmates and to build friendships which still exist today. Thanks to the interdisciplinary program and the international network of the two prestigious Universities, after the Master I was able to evaluate more than one opportunity in many professional fields. I am currently working in the financial and insurance sector of SACE and I manage  the relationships between my company and banks and trade associations. In addition, I support the business development of the export sector of the Italian SMEs."

Martin Biffi, Advisory SME Specialist, SACE.

 "The multidisciplinary approach on which the Master is based has been crucial on giving me the necessary tools to create a deep knowledge of international dynamics, both economically and politically. The international composition of the faculty and the multicultural atmosphere in the classroom has been the added value to the excellent quality of teaching. The opportunity to study in such a context has strengthened my ability to understand the cultural differences which, according to me, is a fundamental prerequisite for anyone who wants to work in an international arena. MEPIN has also opened me up many interesting working opportunities. During the Master in fact I lived for a short time in Qatar where I developed my thesis project on monetary union among the Gulf countries. After this experience I won a scholarship, offered by the Università Cattolica, for an internship in London as a visiting researcher at the Department of International Economics of Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), one of the leading independent think tank on the subject of the international relations. At the end of the six-month traineeship, I was offered a contract in the same department as a Research Assistant and I was later promoted to Administrator for the whole department. After this period I left Chatham House because I chose to go back to University to specialize in banking law at the Queen Mary University of London."

Michele Bazzano, International Economic Department Administrator, Chatham House (2014-2016).

 "The Master MEPIN is a wide-ranging training course that allowed me to look at the international events with  more and more critical thinking, teaching me to always keep in mind all the aspects of a certain issue: from the economic side to the legal one and as last but not the least the political and social one. The opportunity to meet and be trained by experts coming from all over the world has enriched my experience and training in the Master course, they have in fact shared with the class both their expertise and their experiences within different companies. I also found really interesting and enriching the choice to develop the two semester of the Master in two different Universities and in two different countries. Moreover the Master opened me the door to a rewarding job in the consultancy sector and allowed me to discover a variety of areas and new topics I am very passionate about. I decided to deepen my knowledge by attending a new specialization part-time course while I am working."

Giulia Petrolito, Business Analyst, Accenture.

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