Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 credits

Autumn 2019, 100 %, Campus

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Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 19 January 2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-19516 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

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 65000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 65000

About the course

What would a climate change leadership in practice look in different contexts and places in the world? How can you as a student initiate and lead processes that mitigates emissions and adapts societies to a changing climate?

The course starts with an intense first part in Uppsala where specially invited guest teachers and the Zennström visiting professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, combined with interactive workshops, gives you a background on the complexity of the issues as well as inspiration for what you can work on during the course. The ideas and experiences you bring to the course are also very important in the process. During the end of this intensive start-up you choose, individually or in a group, a practical thematic area you want to work on, in Uppsala, Sweden or internationally. The main part of the course focuses on the actual work with your chosen area combined reports back ‘home’ and discussions with other students, teachers and coordinators at CEMUS (in Uppsala and online). The course ends with a creative summary of the work you have done, communicated mid-December in Uppsala.

The question that was the starting point for developing the course was – what could around 20 students working full time on climate change achieve with their total of 800 hours per student per semester do? That is almost the equivalent of one person working around the clock for two years (667 days and nights in total to be exact). I strongly encourage you to study and work hard during the semester, to make good use of the time, to be open to new ideas, use your imagination, and have fun.

We have worked hard to create the best course possible, and it will hopefully open up new understandings and new methods of working on the issues. In the words of the first visiting professor in climate change leadership, Doreen Stabinsky, this is very much: “… a space to think and dream differently”.

Guy Finkill and Isabel Baudish

Course Coordinators 

Take the chance and devote a full semester to learning more about climate change leadership and work for a better world!

Course Information 2019 

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Course information from previous years can be found here.