Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 7.5 credits

GCSFWhat are the challenges facing humanity today and in the future? How can we create and rediscover sustainable ways of living on this planet?

With accelerating trends such as climate change, water scarcity, energy depletion, social injustice, economic crisis, resource wars and other challenges, there is a growing need for sustainable alternatives. This course connects guest lectures that describe the severity of the challenges and workshops that discuss the possible sustainable responses and solutions to those challenges within the context of a specific global city or region. Students will have the opportunity to link global challenges to their own local and cultural backgrounds.


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About the course

Autumn 2017 weeks 35-02 (28 august – 14 january) – evening – 25% – Campus
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Application Deadline: 2017-04-18
Enrolment Code: UU-19505
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Uppsala
Selection: Final school grades (67 %) – Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)
Entry Requirements: General entry requirements
Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16250
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250