Sustainable Development – ONLINE International Bachelor and Master Summer School: 23 – 27 August 2021
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 is still possible – but much more needs to happen to bring about the required transformative changes. Guided by the UN’s 2030 Agenda as well as the levers and entry points for transformation outlined in the Global Sustainable Development Report 2019, we aim at understanding interconnections across individual goals and showing how a systemic perspective can help find solutions.
The purpose of this Summer School is to empower participants to act in the face of today’s complex sustainability challenges. In this one-week online course, experienced sustainability researchers will highlight the most important development challenges in their field of research. These presentations will alternate with study time where participants can deepen their knowledge individually or in groups. Moreover, participants will form interdisciplinary teams to co-design projects on 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: