Copenhagen, Denmark

Understanding Sustainability

when 9 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6375

The course will tentatively follow the following topics:
- What is sustainability?
- Interpreting and measuring sustainability
- Practising sustainability
- Applications in practice
- Relating to student’s own scientific field

Course leader

Søren Bøye Olsen and Christian Gamborg

Target group


Course aim

1. Describe different conceptualizations and definitions of sustainability
2. Explain how different definitions of sustainability relate to different ethical perspectives
3. Explain sustainability from different perspectives, including economic, social, governance and ecological dimensions

1. Assess how sustainability is operationalized and measured across different levels of scales
2. Identify weaker and stronger conceptualizations of sustainability
3. Identify similarities and differences in value-based and empirical assumptions underlying different conceptualizations of sustainability in practice

Fee info

DKK 6375: EU/EAA citizens
DKK 11437: Non-EU/EAA citizens