Ann-Kathrin Beck

2015 to 2017

When looking for graduate programs I was attracted to the Mundus MAPP program because it offered the opportunity to learn more about policy processes and their theoretical and practical foundations within a global context. My undergraduate studies at Konstanz University in Politics and Public Administration had a theoretical focus, therefore I was looking for a practice-oriented program.

My first year at CEU provided with the practice-oriented learnings I was looking for. I deepened my knowledge in my research interests within the field of environmental policies and EU development cooperation, and fostered my skills in statistical analysis. The second year of my program at IBEI gives me the opportunity to do more research on these issues, which is highly relevant to my thesis. Additionally, the Mundus MAPP program continues to offer me a truly unique learning environment where I can learn from teachers, but also classmates from all over the world and engage in extracurricular activities.

In addition to my studies I undertook several internships, e.g. with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), KPMG and the German Embassy in Astana. This has encouraged me to pursue work in the field of international cooperation. I believe that the Mundus MAPP program will equip me with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue this career.

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

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