Denise Matias successfully defends her PhD
Denise Matias (Masters program class of 2012) successfully defended her PhD at the University of Bonn. Her topic was sustainability of forestry enterprises, focusing on indigenous wild honey gathering in a biosphere reserve on the island of Palawan, Philippines. Denise says: "My master's studies at CEU's Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy provided me with a very good foundation on the topic of sustainability, introducing not only the latest research but also the pioneering work of early systems thinkers. In my role as a researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the German Development Institute (DIE), I find that work from years past are still very much relevant in finding solutions to environmental problems of today."
Congratulations Denise and all the best with your future endeavours!