Within the microcredential “Sustainability” a combination of discipline specific knowledge, interdisciplinary understanding and tools, and transdisciplinary practical experiences is offered to allow you to become an agent for change towards sustainability. The courses provide insights in decision making processes and methods, as well as tools and methods for transition management and system thinking.
Sustainability challenges are deeply imbedded in societal, ecological, and technological processes and thus wicked. They require the bridging of multiple disciplines, and a reflection on and cooperation with society. Understanding and becoming a part of sustainable transitions therefor requires knowledge, skills and experiences that include various disciplines and real-world experiences. Within the microcredential “Sustainability” a combination of discipline-specific knowledge, interdisciplinary understanding and tools, and transdisciplinary practical experiences is offered to allow you to become an agent for change towards sustainability.
The courses of this microcredential provide discipline specific insights in the fields of economics, ecology, social sciences and engineering. To ensure that graduates have the necessary tools to become a part of the sustainable transitions, it offers insights in decision making processes and methods, as well as tools and methods for transition management and system thinking. Building upon this theoretical understanding each course includes an assignment that allows students to build the necessary transition skills needed to tackle real-world problems.
The courses are organised in an interactive way including working sessions in which we let you experience the various techniques in a hands-on-manner, complemented with lectures that can be followed online or in class. The courses are therefore suitable for anyone with a professional or personal interest in Sustainability.
The microcredential Sustainability consists of 3 courses:
The programme is organised in two semesters
Each of the three courses consists of 6 credits
Courses are organised on the VUB Main Campus located in Brussels
Microcredentials are short-term courses with a few subjects, expressed in study points (=ECTS credits). Do you want to acquire new, additional competences? Are you looking for updating? Do you need additional training? Then these short courses might be something for you.
In the context of Lifelong Learning, these microcredentials are part of the study offer from the academic year 2021-2022. You can take them in the 1st or 2nd semester, in Dutch or English (depending on the specific offer). After completing the microcredential, you will receive a certificate.
You enrol to this microcredential via a credit contract
Contact our microcredential coordinator
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