ISS provides not just quality education, but an opportunity to be amidst people having a similar passion of making the world a better place. I believe this combination is rare to find
MA - major Economics of Development
Name: Harsha Jain - India
I’ve been a Development Practitioner for 5 years with experience in designing and implementing solutions for the development of youth in need of care and protection. Before that, I had completed my bachelors in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.
Why study at ISS?
After a thorough analysis of various development centric universities around the globe, I choose ISS. Quality of education, diversity, openness and possibility of future opportunities in the country of my study were my parameters for selecting a college. ISS undoubtedly meets all the criteria.
What is your future plans?
I envision a world where humanity’s prosperity is inclusive and integrated with that of the environment. To achieve this vision in the long term would require me to be in a position to work within climate-resilient development and policy focussed organizations. In the short term, I wish to work with organisations in the field of development. I hope this course at ISS will help me build the necessary knowledge, experience and exposure to be able to create the relevant solutions to empower the vulnerable. I wish to dedicate my life’s work for vulnerable communities with a dream that they are able to live a life of dignity and justice.
Would you recommend ISS to your peers?
Absolutely! ISS provides not just quality education, but an opportunity to be amidst people having similar passion of making the world a better place. I believe this combination is rare to find. Whether one is looking to change tracks and/or enhance their knowledge, the ISS community will provide you a space to learn and thrive.