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Climate change brings about new economic, research and administrative tasks. The M.Sc. in the Climate Sciences Program is designed to train specialists in these areas. A few comments from potential employers on their career opportunities:

"Switzerland, with its sensitive mountainous ecological system, will be particularly affected by climate change. In the future, we will need more specialists with solid training in climate sciences in order to meet the economic and social challenges. The FOEN being a centre of competence for climate policy questions, is dependent on reputable climate experts." Dr. Bruno Oberle, Former Director of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

"Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of this generation but also an inordinate opportunity for a better, safer and more prosperous world. We need specialists of the highest caliber with the widest range of skills crucial for our collective success". Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

"As a globally active reinsurance company, we have been dealing with the risks related to climate change for many years. It is essential for Swiss Re to incorporate relevant trends into our risk models as early as possible. That is why we employ a team of climate experts."Dr. Christian Mumenthaler, CEO Reinsurance, Swiss Re