Autumn 2022, 25%, Campus, Evening
Start date: 29 August 2022
End date: 15 January 2023
Application Deadline: 19 April 2022
Enrolment Code: UU-19505 Application
Language of Instruction: English
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
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?
During the course we will focus on current global issues, imagine alternative futures and explore strategies for transformational change towards a better future. Throughout the semester, different perspectives and approaches are analyzed and discussed in sessions with knowledgeable and inspiring guest lecturers, in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of current sustainability issues and different trajectories into the future. Embarking on this journey of discovery, international and Swedish students will be asked to reflect critically on global challenges that the world is facing in order to imagine alternative sustainable futures. Along the way, students will explore their own role in the causes and solutions of these sustainability challenges.
Welcome to Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures 2022
We warmly welcome you to ‘Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures’ 2022.
What are the challenges, humanity is facing humanity today? How might the ways we think affect our future, especially concerning justice and sustainability? How might we interact with these questions in the present to enact transformations for sustainability?
During the course we will meet weekly to focus on current global issues, rethink the way we look into the future and explore strategies for transformational change. During our lectures we will explore sustainability challenges on different scales, from the global to the local, and from the future to the present. We hope that you will enjoy taking different perspectives on tackling the challenges of our time. Throughout the semester, different perspectives and approaches are analysed and discussed in sessions with inspiring guest lecturers, in order to offer a multidisciplinary understanding of current sustainability issues and different trajectories into the future. Along the way, we will explore our own role in the causes and solutions of these sustainability challenges.
Please keep checking Studium for the most up-to-date schedule, lecture, literature and examination information. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Course Coordinators, Enki Inkpen Simmons and Lara Kerschl, at their email addresses: enki.simmons (at) cemus.uu.se and lara.kerschl (at) cemus.uu.se.
Schedule & Course Info
A digital compendium with a full literature course will be provided shortly before the course start.
- Seitz & Hite (2020). Global Issues: An Introduction. 6th edition, Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-1119538509.
- Wheatley, M.J. and Frieze, D. (2011) Walk out, walk on: a learning journey into communities daring to live the future now. 1st ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. ISBN 978-1-60509-731-2