Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures, 7.5 credits

Autumn 2024, 25%, Campus, Evening

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Start date: 02 September 2024

End date: 19 January 2025

Application Deadline: 15 April 2024

Enrolment Code: UU-19505 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

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?

With accelerating trends such as climate change, water scarcity, energy depletion, social injustice, economic crisis, resource wars and other challenges, there is a growing need for sustainable alternatives. This course connects guest lectures that describe the severity of the challenges and workshops that discuss the possible sustainable responses and solutions to those challenges within the context of a specific global city or region. You will have the opportunity to link global challenges to your own local and cultural background.


The course is offered at CEMUS, the Centre for Environment and Development Studies, in a student-led educational model where students actively contribute to shaping the courses and their content, creating a student-centred learning environment.


Link to syllabus.