Online International Summer School on Sustainable Development for Bachelor’s and Master’s Students
31 August to 8 September 2023
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland
Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all people on earth – while protecting our planet’s climate and biodiversity – will require transformative change. You can be a part of this change. But to help transform the world, we first need to understand the complex global challenges we face and our role in these. Join us at the 2023 International Summer School on Sustainable Development to deepen your understanding of these issues – through creative, interactive, and participatory learning.
Current global sustainability challenges are increasingly complex. Really understanding what’s at stake requires knowledge on systemic interactions and on competing claims by different actors. Science, thus, has a major role to play in informing negotiations and solutions to guide the societal transformations needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The purpose of this Summer School is to empower participants to act in the face of these challenges. In this nine-day online course, experienced sustainability researchers will highlight the most important development issues in their respective fields. These presentations will alternate with study time where participants can deepen their knowledge individually or in groups. Moreover, participants will form interdisciplinary teams in which they will co-design solutions to concrete sustainability challenges.
The course involves the following main elements:
The Summer School is designed to produce the following learning outcomes and competences: