800873 VU Sustainability & Climate Change

winter semester 2022/2023 | Last update: 08.11.2022 Place course on memo list
800873
VU Sustainability & Climate Change
VU 2
5
Block
annually
English

The learner will:

· be able to think critically about their own lives and situations with respect to climate change and sustainability

· improve their knowledge of sustainability and climate change with respect to other cultures and be able to enter into discussion on the topic with people of other cultures

· understand the background and structure of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

· improve their knowledge of sustainable earth systems, lifestyles and mobility with respect to SDGs and be able to reflect critically with respect to their own lifestyles

· undertake a sustainability assessment for a business

· understand communication strategies with respect to communicating research to the public and implementing policy changes

This Sustainability and Climate Change course will comprise five key components.

1. Introduction

2. Frontal lectures and small discussion groups on sustainability and climate change

3. Workshop on undertaking a sustainability assessment for a business

4. Seminars and discussions with external stakeholders on communication and policy implementation

5. Synthesis and critical thinking of topics covered

Participants are invited to voluntarily take part in a BEVI survey (Beliefs, Events, and Values Invetory, thttps://hebevi.com ). The online participation takes place at the beginning of the course and after the course and requires about 2x30 min.

Participants are expected to do preliminary work before the start of the course, which will form the basis for the discussion during the introduction. The corresponding information or assignments will be sent to the students by email after the registration deadline but before the start of the course.

This course will be taught using a mixture of frontal lectures, small group discussions, workshop exercises and student-led exercises. Students should be prepared to participate and interact during contact hours and will be expected to undertake their own research and liase with external stakeholders outside of contact hours.

The assessment consists of several parts (participation, regular attendance and contributions, final presentation). A positive assessment is only possible with at least 75% attendance and completion of the tasks.

Sustainable Development Goals:

https://sdgs.un.org/goals

Universität Innsbruck – Universität Innsbruck (uibk.ac.at)


Bachelor degree in any subject.

An interest in Climate Change and Sustainability and a willingness to actively participate.

If the number of applications exceeds the planned number of participants (66), places will be allocated according to the date of application/Aurora University.

Application procedure and time see "Remarks"

Max. number of participants: 60

Participants are invited to voluntarily take part in a BEVI survey (Beliefs, Events, and Values Invetory, thttps://hebevi.com ). The online participation takes place before and after the course and requires about 2x30 min.

Participants are expected to do preliminary work before the start of the course, which will form the basis for the discussion during the introduction.The corresponding information or assignments will be sent to the students by email after the registration deadline but before the start of the course.

The course is an Aurora Alliance (https://www.uibk.ac.at/international/aurora/aurora-european-universities-allianz/) event.

Students of all Aurora universities (incl. Master students of the University of Innsbruck) are invited to apply for participation in this course from 16 August 2022 until 04 September 2022 (or until the maximum number of participants has been reached) at the following link: https://www.uibk.ac.at/international/aurora/kursangebote/uibk/index.html.en

see dates
21.10.2022, 09.00 - 12.30, BEVI (voluntarily) followed by Introduction to the course, Lecturers: John Style (University of Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Gina Moseley, Alice George (UIBK), online
28.10.2022, 09.00 - 10.30 Lecture 1: Orientation Towards Sustainability, Lecturers: Christa Henze (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany) & Irma Eloff (Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa/University of Innsbruck, Austria), online
28.10.2022, 11.00 - 12.30, Lecture 2: Exploring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Lecturers: Irma Eloff (Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa/University of Innsbruck, Austria) & Christa Henze (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany) , online
04.11.2022, 09.00 - 10.30 Lecture 1: Sustainable Earth Systems, Lecturers: Jordi Jaria & Clara Esteve Jordà (University of Rovira i Virgili, Spain), online
04.11.2022, 11.00 - 12.30 Lecture 2: Sustainable Earth Systems, Lecturers: Anne-Karen Hueske (Copenhagen Business School) , online
11.11.2022, 09.00 - 10.30, Lecture 1: Sustainable Mobility Systems, Lecturer: Ani Melkonyan-Gottschalk (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany), online
11.11.2022, 11.00 - 12.30 Lecture 2: Measuring Sustainable Development, Lecturer: Miroslav Syrovátka (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic), online
18.11.2022, 09.00 - 10.30, Lecturers: Vincenza Faraco, Laura Lieto (tbc), Dario Minervini (University of Naples Federico II, Italy), online
18.11.2022, 11.00 - 12.30, Lecturer: Jaap Seidell (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands), online
25.11.2022, WORKSHOP #1, Workshop
02.12.2022, 09.00 - 12.30, Workshop #2: Business Sustainability Workshop, online
09.12.2022, 09.00 - 12.30, Workshop #3: Communication Seminar, Lecturer: Gina Moseley (University of Innsbruck, Austria), online
16.12.2022, 09.00 - 11.00 Synthesis: Final Discussion and Open Questions, Lecturers: All lecturers , online
27.01.2023, 09.00 - 11.15, Presentations (Are we making an impact and will it happen quick enough? Lecturers: All lecturers, online
27.01.2023, 11.30 - 12.00 BEVI survey (voluntarily), online