University of Copenhagen Free Online Course on ‘Sustainable Development Goals’

Course in Sustainable Development
  • Online, Online

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 29407
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 10 hours
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Course Introduction

The University of Copenhagen offers this course “The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future.”

In 2015 the UN introduced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals represent a significant international measure in setting humanity on a path toward sustainable development. Through this course, you will get a historical insight into how sustainability has been perceived, as well as a thorough introduction to the SDGs – what they are, how progress can be scaled, and how the SDGs play a role in managing the global systems supporting humanity. The course will examine how

The course takes three weeks to complete and consists of three modules. Each module has a series of videos and supplementary reading materials. After the module, students are assigned a writing assignment to complete. The assignment aims to assess students’ perception of the course material and to encourage deeper thinking about the topics covered. All students who get passing grades on the three assignments will successfully complete the course.

Course details:

  • Course developer: University of Copenhagen
  • Instruction language: English
  • Course provider: Coursera
  • Learning mode: Self-paced
  • Subject: United Nations, Sustainable Development
  • Price: Free
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Start date: Available Now

Course instructor:

Katherine Richardson:  A professor at Sustainability Science Center, University of Copenhagen, and a member of the 15-person panel appointed by the UN Secretary-General in 2016 to write the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report.

Learning objectives

By the completion of this course, you would be able to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding and historical overview of SDGs
  • Understand how the progress in the implementation of SDGs can be measured
  • Know the relevance of SDGs to the management of the whole global system supporting humanity
  • Get an up-to-date knowledge of the current understanding of human effects on the Earth at the planetary level

Who can enroll?

Students and workers in a wide variety of fields can benefit from the course’s transdisciplinary approach. Individuals interested in sustainability and climate change and the political action needed to address these issues can enroll in the introductory course irrespective of prior educational and work experience.

Course syllabus

The course continues for three weeks as:

1st Week: Sustainable Development as a Global Goal

2nd Week: Managing Human Impacts on the Natural World

3rd Week: Social Sustainability and the Way Forward

Course benefits

  • Shareable certificate
  • 100% online
  • Flexible deadline

How to apply?

You can apply for this course by completing enrollment in the link provided.

Enroll Now

For more information about the University of Copenhagen’s Free Online Course on ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, please refer to Coursera’s website.

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