Global sustainability and Innovation


About this course

The course Global Sustainability and Innovation deepens critical debates on sustainable development introduced in 0SV00.

The course takes a global perspective, invenstigating the (inter)dependencies and (justice) impacts that arise due to our (un)sustainable production and consumption patterns and lifestyles that are embedded in broader governance and power structures.

It also introduces innovative approaches and frameworks that aim to address sustainability challenges, such as notions of circular economy, responsible innovation and debates on sufficiency and commons.

The course positions these theoretical insights in and relates them to real -life settings.

Learning outcomes

The aims of the course are:

  • to deepen and strengthen students’ knowledge about critical debates on sustainability

  • to enable students to apraise approaches aiming to address global challenges

  • to show the relevance of considering theoretical notions/insights for real-life practice

Learning objectives

  • Appraise critical debates on sustainability and approaches aiming to tackle global sustainability challenges.
  • Select relevant academic articles on a given topic.
  • Illustrate the relevance and shortcomings of theoretical notions by applying them to real-life cases and settings.
  • Formulate findings and recommendations for (business, NGO, governance) practice

Required prior knowledge

You must meet the following requirements

  • Registered for a degree programme other than
  • HBO-TOP Applied Physics, Pre-Master

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    3 February 2025

    • Ends
      6 April 2025
    • Term *
      Block 3
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      15 Nov, 00:00 - 5 Jan 2025
    Enrolment starts in 123 days
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University