Potsdam, Germany

Sustainable Development Academy 2023

when 21 August 2023 - 17 September 2023
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 3 EC

The Sustainable Development Academy (SDA) allows participants to engage critically and effectively with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall goal of the program is to enable participants to adopt creative approaches to achieving sustainability goals in their communities.
Focusing then on the SDG 11 and SDG 15 participants will experience how to implement sustainable goals in specific fields of action.

Potsdam, a city of science close to Berlin, is home to leading research institutions in the fields of climate research and sustainability. To gain insight into the work of experts and practitioners, participants will have the chance to attend several site visits to local institutions.

Finally, in the workshop participants design solutions for a real-life challenge by entering into and engaging with each phase of the Design Thinking process.

Focusing then on the topics "Sustainable cities and communities" & "Life on land" participants will experience how to implement sustainable goals in specific fields of action.

Course leader

Various researchers, local activists as well as student initiatives.

Target group

BA & MA Students as well as everyone interested

Course aim

The goal of the program is to provide participants with skills that will enable them to develop creative approaches to achieving sustainability goals at a local level with the help of the Design Thinking Method.

Fee info

EUR 0: to be announced
The program fee includes all courses, course material, city tours, certificate of completion, entire supporting & cultural program.