Sønderborg, Denmark

Behavior Change for a Sustainable Future

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

The summer school course combines theory and practice by enabling students to plan and carry out their own behavior design studies in order to induce more sustainable behavior. Thus, one focus will be on changing the behaviors of individuals and on testing the approaches.
In parallel, this summer school course will consider the role of organizations (private companies, NGOs etc.) in initiating and communicating change towards sustainability. One of the summer school course’s modules will be dedicated to learning about theories and practices of organizational change. We will assess these changes (e.g., towards “greener” packaging, sustainable business models, or corporate responsibility) and learn how to distinguish greenwashing and ceremonial talk from honest business model changes. We will approach these topics against the backdrop of discussions centering on behavioral change in consumers and employees. The summer school also includes a hands-on training on how to initiate change with friends and co-workers.
The empirical approach taken will empower students to implement real-life studies, as well as document and report these studies in scientific ways.

Course leader

Kerstin Fischer

Target group

Mandatory prerequisites
A reading list will be provided before the summer school. Students have to prepare the course reading in advance.
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: 3850 DKK per course (513 Euro)

EU Students: 2400 DKK per course (320 Euro)