Sustainable Development Academy | SDA 2022

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Thank you for your interest in the Sustainable Development Academy!

We are currently planning to deliver the program on site in Potsdam with in-person classes. To ensure a safe instruction mode, we will closely monitor the situation as summer approaches . If the pandemic does not allow for an on-site program, we will shift to online classes as an alternative.

  • Timeframe: August 01-12, 2022
  • Location: University of Potsdam, Campus Neues Palais
  • Language: English
  • Targetgroup: BA & MA Students as well as everyone interested
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Fee: 850,00 €
  • Deadline: June 15, 2022

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us via mail.

Scholarships available for our EDUC partner universities (earlier deadline!). Please look below.

The Sustainable Development Academy (SDA) allows participants to engage critically and effectively with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall goal of the program is to enable participants to adopt creative approaches to achieving sustainability goals in their communities.

In a first introduction during several lectures participants will learn about the scope and interdependent nature of the 17 sustainability goals. A central question will be the status quo of the implementation process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals. Focusing then on the topic "Sustainable cities and communities" participants will experience how to implement sustainable goals in specific fields of action.

During the study groups, students put their knowledge into practice while working collaboratively on case studies and modeling creative solutions to social, ecological and economic problems.

Potsdam, a city of science close to Berlin, is home to leading research institutions in the fields of climate research and sustainability. To gain insight into the work of experts and practitioners, participants will have the chance to attend several site visits to local institutions.

Finally, in workshops participants will be offered different job-skill offers such as project management, design thinking or creative problem solving.

  • Timeframe: August 01-12, 2022
  • Location: University of Potsdam, Campus Neues Palais
  • Language: English
  • Targetgroup: BA & MA Students as well as everyone interested
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Fee: 850,00 €
  • Deadline: June 15, 2022

If you have any questions about the program, please contact us via mail.

Scholarships available for our EDUC partner universities (earlier deadline!). Please look below.

Registration

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If you have any questions about the program, please contact us via mail!

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Student
Photo: J. García Chiroque

During the summer school I could not only learn deeper about Sustainable Development Goals, I also developed analyzing skills to examine goals in different perspectives.

The Sustainable Development Academy was the last impulse that I needed to start carrying out projects in favor of Sustainable Development Goals because it gave me the tools to start the rush.

 

J. García Chiroque

Participant of the SDA 2021 (online)

Student
Photo: J. García Chiroque
Student
Photo: V. Couppoussamy

I'm really grateful to have been a participant in this summer school, it was an amazing experience! I came without knowledge about sustainability but finished the summer class with huge amount of good knowledge in novel food, sustainable development, designing posters and technical skills like the plattform conceptboard.

I really enjoyed the lecture and workshop sessions. Looking forward to the next year!

V. Couppoussamy

Participant of the SDA 2021 (online)

 

Student
Photo: V. Couppoussamy
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