Immerse in the physical science of climate change
We are currently living in a time of rapid climate change. In-depth understanding of climate change is needed to inform the public and policy makers about its possible consequences.
In this micro-credential, you will be immersed in the physical science of climate change.
You will learn about past and present climate change and what to expect in future. Extreme weather events, for example, are already on the rise and this has consequences for many aspects of our society. Increases in wildfires and crop failures are just a few of these consequences that will be touched on. It will be made clear that urgent action is needed to reduce the risks of climate change and to better deal with the already unavoidable consequences.
Several lectures look into options for climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a strong focus on nature-based solutions.
At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to understand key scientific principles about climate change and will have a broad idea of what is needed to limit climate change and reduce its impact.
The programme is designed for an international and multidisciplinary audience. It suits individuals, professionals and students in developing their knowledge, skills and professional career.
We welcome participants from universities, research institutions, public institutions and private companies.
The diversity of the audience has proven to be a significant factor of learning, widening scope and enhancing capabilities.
Lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m
The interaction and discussions that occur between students themselves and between students and lecturers are a valuable and indispensable part of the learning experience that we want to offer within this micro-credential. Furthermore, the network that is created between the students is a well-appreciated addition to the more formal part of the program. We see the presence of students on campus as a win-win for all parties involved, but we are also aware of the necessary flexibility for people that want to combine their job with a study therefore a basic livestream will be provided (no camera, only audio, no interaction is possible) and, if allowed by the lecturer, the livestream will also be recorded.