Courses at Swedish Universities
Swedish universities offer a variety of courses within the field of sustainable development. The courses listed below are not BUP organised courses but are open for all students within the network.
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The programme prepares professionals for the challenges of enhancing national and regional competitiveness and innovation, promoting regional equality and environmental sustainability, critical reflection on fundamental concepts of European spatial planning as well as mastering planning policies and tools for regional development.
The European Spatial Planning programme provides academic training, marketable skills and career-enhancing credentials, drawing on Swedish and European experience.
This is the program for those of you who want to learn different global perspectives of how city spaces can be designed and used. The teaching is conducted in English and you will spend your time alternating between China and Europe. You should have a design oriented undergraduate education from a school of architecture, landscape architecture or urban/spatial planning. You are now aspiring to gain further knowledge about the public space: parks and squares, streets and markets, ordinary places as well as representative plazas. The focus is on common interests that lie within the responsibility of the city authority, with respectful relations to private property owners and business operators.
The Programme will give you skills to use in work with complex planning and design tasks in collaboration with decision makers and citizens. You will learn to cooperate with various specialists within fields like engineering, environmental science, cultural science, architecture etc.
Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
"The question of reaching sustainability is not about if we will have enough energy, enough food, or other tangible resources - those we have. The question is: will there be enough leaders in time?"
The results of unsustainable human development are evident worldwide - climate change, species extinction, pollution, poverty, and inequality are deteriorating our capacity to sustain our ways of life. Our society needs more effective ways of using our skills and resources to create positive change. This is the challenge that our graduates are prepared to meet.
The programme is founded on the basic premise that a "whole-system", transdisciplinary approach is needed to deal with the sustainability challenge of meeting our society's needs today and into the future. The programme is delivered in a non-traditional educational setting with experiential and holistic learning methods. Two integrated streams are the focus: 1) a framework for strategic sustainable development; and 2) organisational learning and leadership required for sustainability decision-making.
The world today is increasingly demanding products and services that consider sustainability. At BTH, we believe that combining an overarching approach to socio-ecological sustainability with a disciplined approach to meeting market and human needs through product-service systems is the way of the future.
The program will include the concepts, methods and tools within the areas of strategic sustainable development, strategic life cycle modeling and simulation, creativity, methodology, entrepreneurship, business development, product planning, product development, product design, modeling and simulation-driven design and product realization.
An important objective of the program is that students will gain insight and knowledge of how different companies work. Early in the programme, students will begin to spend time with company partners. Throughout the course, students will increasingly work together with companies, culminating in a thesis carried out in partnership with a company.
Nordic Ecology - Outdoor studies in nordic ecosystems
Experience open alpine areas, deep forests, lakes and coastalenvironments in the wild nature of the northern parts of Europe!In this course field studies and outdoor lectures are combined withtheory, seminars and group discussions in order to deepen theknowledge of plant and animal ecology in Nordic ecosystems.
The programme includes such courses as:
- Alpine Ecology
- Boreal Forest Ecology
- Aquatic Ecosystems in Nordic countries
- Sustainability in Nordic Ecosystems
Sustainable Water Management in the Baltic Sea Region
Sustainable Water Management, a master level course in the Baltic University Programme, is offered by Uppsala University on the Internet for all English speaking students with a background of at least one year of environmental science studies (i.e., earth science, agriculture, forestry etc).
Textbooks are studied using an e-learning platform; Students work in small groups, using a virtual discussion forum; teachers are available via the net.
The 15 ECTS credit course has three modules:
1. The waterscape 4,5 ECTS
2. Water use and management 4,5 ECTS
3. River basin management 6 ECTS