An interdisciplinary summer course about the UN Sustainable Development Goals in research and practice
In a world of different colliding crises, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework and platform from which solutions and changes can be developed. This two-week summer course will introduce and discuss the SDGs in theory and practice from an interdisciplinary, research-based and critical perspective. We will question how these goals can act as drives for change, social innovation and sustainability – locally, nationally and globally.
Critical Edge Alliance summer course on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
This course enables you to acquire research-based knowledge about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the practical application of the framework and mechanisms for monitoring progress and impact. Through the lens of the SDGs the course explores a selection of key global challenges such as migration, food chains, sustainability and circular economies, urbanization, social innovation and entrepreneurship. We address issues of inequality and social inclusion, partnerships and collaboration in relation to the practical application of the SDGs, while questioning the means and challenges in this implementation – locally, nationally, internationally and globally.
Participants will acquire skills in analyzing, comparing and assessing selected issues and methods to advance solutions for the SDG framework; conceptualize relevant theories and contextualize complex spatial problems within the UN SDGs; and analyze application of the SDGs in different contexts including in governance.
The course includes both lectures, debate sessions, curated and supervised workshops, field and company visits, and panel debates with stakeholders and actors working with the SDGs in the public, non-governmental and private sectors. Hosted and designed by Roskilde University, the course is developed in collaboration with the Critical Edge Alliance and will include guest lectures delivered by professors from partner universities within the Alliance.
Date: 15-26 August 2022
Venue: Roskilde University. It is only possible to participate on campus at Roskilde University.
Level: Master’s degree
ECTS credits: 5
Programme: Programme for Critical Edge Alliance summer course on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Course information: Read more on study.ruc.dk
Application deadline: Due to vacant slots to this years Summer School, the deadline has been extended to the 30 June 2022.
The application form can be found in the grey boxes below.
For a clear application process, the required documents are listed here:
- Filled out application form
- Documentation of language proficiency
- Pre-approval (only for Danish students)