Virtual Studies Course Catalogue

Registration opens 2.11.2020

13.1.2021 – 15.3.2021

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 1.12.2020
This course introduces participants to the main concepts and key issues in global development and sustainability. The course outlines first how different perceptions of global development and sustainability have been portrayed in development thought and theories. Second, it addresses structures and...
Registration opens 30.1.2021
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.
Registration opens 31.1.2021
The course introduces students to the meaning of mixed methods (MM) research, the philosophical underpinnings of MM research, various MM designs, sampling and data collection in MM research, and data analysis and interpretations in MM research.
Registration opens 1.2.2021
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 4.1.2021

15.3.2021 – 16.5.2021

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 28.2.2021
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
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.
Registration Closed
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 Closed
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...
Registration Closed
The objectives of the course are to introduce the key concepts in interdisciplinary research on gender-related violence, and to illustrate through multidisciplinary research examples the diverse forms of violence and the ways gender-related violence is entangled with contemporary global...
Registration Closed

28.9.2020 – 6.11.2020

Trade and Development

The course gives an overview of how exchange in general and international trade in particular are related to different aspects of development. It also gives the possibility to relate the standard economics trade and development theories/models to other theories of development.
Registration Closed

15.9.2020 – 15.11.2020

Global Education Development

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  3) Connections between local,...
Registration Closed

16.9.2020 – 25.11.2020

Concepts of Sustainability

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