Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
At the Sustainability Science Centre we work toward spreading knowledge and awareness on Sustainability and the transformation to a greener future. We have made knowledge available for everyone through our Massive Open Online Courses, MOOC. Join students from around the world, and sign up to our MOOC. It is online, free and open to all.
Produced in collaboration with UCPH’s Centre for Online and Blended Learning.
Sustainability Science Centre is proud to present its first MOOC: The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future.
Within this course, you will get a historical overview of how sustainability has been understood, as well as a thorough introduction to the SDGs – what they are, how progress can be measured, and how the SDGs are relevant for the management of the global systems supporting humanity. The course will examine how various societal actors are responding to and implementing the SDGs. You will gain up-to-date knowledge of the current understanding of human impacts on the Earth at the planetary level.
The course is comprised of 3 modules, each taking a different approach to sustainability. Within each module are 3 video lectures featuring teaching from Professor Katherine Richardson and interviews with leaders in the sustainability field. Workload is approx. 2-3 hours per week.
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In May 2020 we proudly presented our newest course, Transformation of the Global Food System.
Agriculture is responsible for 80% of global deforestation. The food systems release 29% of global greenhouse gasses. We use an area equivalent to North and South America combined for the production of meat for consumption or to produce the food necessary to feed the animals we eat. 70% of fresh water use is related to agriculture. These figures are staggering, and they show us, that we need to rethink and transform the way we produce, distribute and consume food worldwide.
This course focuses on how food systems can become more sustainable. It consists of four modules where each focuses on an essential ingredient towards developing more sustainable food systems: (1) Boosting the small, (2) Transforming the big, (3) Losing less and (4) Eating smarter. In each of these key areas, we will meet people from different countries around the world, who labor every day to find and spread solutions that work. The course takes approx. 12 hours to complete and is taught by Professor Katherine Richardson.
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Other MOOCs by the University of Copenhagen with relation to the SDGs: