Are you curious about sustainable development and want to understand the driving forces behind global initiatives? This course equips you with knowledge and tools to navigate different environmental challenges and contribute to a better world.

Sustainable Development in the Global Context, 15 credits

Autumn 2024, Half-time, Distance

Will open for late application 15 July 2024

Sustainable development is a vital concept that has shaped the world for several decades, influencing global initiatives striving to strike a balance between economy, society, and the environment. In this course, you will explore why global environmental issues arise, their consequences, and potential solutions.

Learn to navigate sustainability challenges

Throughout the course, you will critically analyze the environmental and resource-related factors impacting global relations. This includes an examination of how humans have utilized Earth's resources in the past and its implications for the future.

What makes this course unique is its interdisciplinary approach, integrating knowledge from various fields such as natural sciences, technology, and social sciences. You will interact with experts from diverse backgrounds, gaining a broad understanding necessary to navigate complex sustainability challenges.

Some of the themes explored in the course include:

  • Agenda 2030
  • Biogas production
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Smart cities
  • Technology and sustainable transformations
  • The relationship between equality and sustainable development

For those interested in sustainability

This course can serve as a foundation for further academic studies, such as environmental science. It can also add a global sustainability perspective to your professional expertise, opening new career opportunities.

Distance learning with practical components

The course is conducted entirely in English and is delivered online, allowing students from around the world to participate. Each week, an online lecture will be available for you to watch before engaging in seminars comprising in-depth discussions on course content with instructors and fellow students. You will also have the opportunity to design and oversee laboratory experiments, providing invaluable hands-on experience and skills for your future career. Self-study will also play a crucial role during the course.