The Hertie Energy and Environment Network (HEEN) lauched a mentoring program matching master students from the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG) with professionals in the field of energy and environment. The first round of the mentoring program will focus on the development of master thesis projects by master students in collaboration with mentors as practice partners, and cover the period between October 2017 and May 2018.

The master thesis is an independent research project in which students apply the theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired in their studies to a practical policy problem, ideally in collaboration with a practice partner. Students develop their master theses supported by their Thesis Advisor, a core faculty member of the HSoG. The master thesis results in a written paper of about 12,000 words to be submitted at the end of the fourth semester (May 2018).

Matched mentors and mentees are free to choose the exact scope and intensity of the mentoring. In any case, potential mentors are not a second thesis advisor but a practice partner in the development of a master thesis whose results benefit both mentee and mentor.

Ana Amazo, is the HEEN contact person for the mentoring programme, please drop her a line at ana[dot]amazo[at]gmail[dot]com.