The world is changing – and you are a part of this! If you want to know more about how you can be a ‘sdg-professional’ in the future, then join this minor.
All of us as humans share life on this planet. You as a professional will have to deal with problems in an increasingly international context. And what is more, professional questions that we have to deal with can no longer be dealt with as isolated issues. The professional of tomorrow needs to know how to work successfully in this complex environment. Rising inequality between people groups, rising corruption, mass migration, women's rights and aging population are just a few concerns that are felt worldwide.
In this unique minor you will learn, together with students from different backgrounds, to frame these issues within the 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” of the United Nations. Thinkers like Jeffrey Sachs provide a theoretical framework.
Credits: 15 EC
This minor is open to students from all study-backgrounds. The course is taught in English.
- You will gain a perspective for sustainable development (J.Sachs) with an eye for poverty, health, human rights and peace building;
- You will be able to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a foundation for your professional choices;
- You will debate about fundamental topics that many countries agree and disagree on.
Classes and assignments
In mixed classes you will get to know the different subjects. Learning will take place in many forms. Classes in which topics are introduced, participating in small project groups in which discussion takes place on the subjects of the classes will support you in understanding the concepts better, experiences outside of the school environment will provide a learning place, work groups in which you will learn to work with the UN 'Sustainable Development Goals'.
If there are too few enrollments, this minor will unfortunately not take place.