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First MEDfOR University: University of Lisbon
Second MEDfOR University: Portuguese Catholic University
Third MEDfOR University: University of Lleida

"“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” (David Thoreau).

More than a university program, MEDfOR was for me a chance to understand that the way we manage our natural resources is deeply connected to the concepts of social and environmental justice. Realizing that the richness of our planet, which has allowed our species such an incredible biological and technological development, is now, more than ever, threaten by our capability to permanently alter its natural equilibrium.

Both, the interdisciplinary courses and the international environment, have helped me understanding the importance of inclusive mechanisms of governance, from the local to the international level. More than that, the scientific focus to the complex topic of efficient management of our limited resources gave me the chance to appreciate how challenging is in reality to implement our best intentions to protect our planet, while coping with the rapidly increasing needs of our species."