Virtual Studies Course Catalogue

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The course gives an overview of the field of environmental studies; particularly how to reach sustainable development goals and global challenges, covering the central themes of Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Food (SDG 2) and Energy (SDG7). These areas (SDG goals) are highly intertwined with each...
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26.10.2021 – 13.12.2021

Contemporary Environmental Conflicts

The course examines contemporary environmental conflicts in the Global South. It familiarizes students with struggles over the environment by examining them in people’s every day lives within specific socio-environmental contexts, and on global arenas of political institutions.
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1.11.2021 – 3.12.2021

Social Movements in the Global South

The course has its main focus on the Global South, given that it will examine different kinds of social movements in the Global South. Through case studies, diverse problematics related to social justice and environmentally and socially sustainable development in the Global South will be explored...
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This course provides a framework for thinking about climate change and its consequences for international trade, addressing how we can better reconcile the competing objectives of international trade, measures on adaptation and mitigation of climate change, and poverty alleviation.
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The course will introduce the main organizational principles of climate change education and education for sustainable development, as curricula should be developed and fitted to cultural contexts.
Registration opens 1.12.2021

17.1.2022 – 18.3.2022

Introduction to Development Economics

The course aims to provide an outline of the main issues underpinning development economics today, by outlining simple theory and providing extensive applied evidence from developing countries.
Registration opens 1.12.2021

15.1.2022 – 30.4.2022

Global Education Development

This course gives an overview of: 1) Education development globally: education as one of the sustainable development goals (SDG4), education policies, trends, challenges and international cooperation, 2) Research in education development, education in sustainability and development education, and...
Registration opens 1.1.2022
The main framing component of the course is analysis of extractivism(s) and implications for prospects and development of actionable and sustainable alternatives. From this grounding, we will explore different relevant philosophical views, as well as lived experiences derived from case study...
Registration opens 17.1.2022
The course will familiarise students with cross-cutting approaches in the Global South, and understand how social protection and health are interrelated. Social protection is a key policy goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Registration opens 17.1.2022

14.3.2022 – 15.5.2022

Migration, Development and Human Rights

The course aims to provide the participants with the necessary tools to understand and to discuss the interface between migration, development and human rights at the global level.
Registration opens 1.2.2022
The course investigates the degradation of tropical ecosystems and options for their restoration, including related governance and international mechanisms as well as the limits of restoration.
Registration Closed
The course introduces literature on critical development studies and civic activism to familiarise and understand the colonial legacy of development studies, decolonial thinking, and current debates on knowledge and practices in the field.
Registration Closed

15.9.2021 – 24.11.2021

Concepts of Sustainability

The course contents comprise concepts, definitions and dimensions of sustainable development, indicators for sustainability, cases from different parts of the world.