Odense, Denmark

Global Challenges I: The SDGs Relevance for the Social Sciences

when 7 August 2023 - 18 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

We live in a new era when ideas, technologies, people, and diseases cross borders at a speed that was unseen before. It creates new opportunities as well as new risks. That is why leaders and experts work on a new development agenda to guide humanity to safety and prosperity. The new agenda is based on a set of certain development goals which all together can be called sustainable development goals (SDGs). The course, “Global Challenges I: The SDGs relevance for the Social Sciences I”, discusses with the students the academic and policy-related approaches to deal with SDGs. An understanding of SDGs is important to the future social scientist, as well as to an ordinary member of a social community. This course allows students to embrace the complexity of sustainable development from economic, legal, cultural, political, and historical perspectives. Understanding the complexity should show the ways how the humankind could answer the challenges of the time. To achieve the aim, we apply the seeking-for-a-solution- based teaching approach.

Target group

Mandatory prerequisites: one year of studies at university level (equivalent to 60 ECTS) within a relevant field of study, before the summer school starts.

Fee info

EUR 0: For more info see our website.

Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees.

NON-EU student: 4035 DKK per course (538 Euro)

EU Students: 2400 DKK per course (320 Euro)