Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 7.5 credits

About the course

What 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.

Autumn 2018

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Autumn 2018 weeks 36-03 (early September – mid-January) – evening – 25 % – Campus

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Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

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