Turku, Finland

Practical Introduction to Social Sustainability

blended course
when 1 August 2022 - 30 August 2022
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 50

Social sustainability is an aspect of sustainable development that is at the same time connected to multiple academic disciplines and to everyone’s everyday life and is thus relevant for almost every and any student.

It is simultaneously theoretically intriguing and practical. This course explores the basic theoretical underpinnings of social sustainability and puts them to practical use. Learning about social sustainability enables students to better understand the connection between their field of study, society, and sustainability.

Participants are encouraged to personally reflect on what their professional role in a sustainable society can be.

Course leader

Åbo Akademi University

Target group

No previous studies are required. The course is suitable for anyone interested in sustainability, in human well-being, human societies and their resilience.

Course aim

After the course, the student will be able to

-Discuss what social sustainability is and how it relates to other aspects of sustainability.
-Argue for the relevance of social sustainability.
-Use different indicators to assess social sustainability.
-Describe the policies and actions that affect social sustainability.
-Understand the connection between social sustainability and resilience.

Fee info

EUR 50: The course fee includes:

- Registering to the course and customer service
- Teaching, study facilities in Turku