Sustainability in Disciplinary Contexts

Sustainability in Disciplinary Contexts

Course dates:
8 August, 2022 to 19 August, 2022
EU/EEA citizens 6375 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 10000 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Engineering & Sciences
Application deadline:
Friday, 1 April, 2022
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

NB: Online module 11.07-05.08 and on-campus module 08.08-19.08*


General information

How has your discipline incorporated sustainability concepts and practices in the past? How is it doing so now? Why is that the case? How effective have those efforts been? Could they be sharpened? No matter where you are in your academic journey, you are likely being encouraged to look for ways to apply your disciplinary knowledge to one or more of the United Nations’ seventeen sustainability goals addressing ‘wicked’ socio-environmental problems. This highly interactive summer school offers students at all levels and from all disciplines the opportunity to place their disciplinary and work-place efforts into broader sustainability contexts, especially as they address environment-related goals related to the atmosphere, land, and water (goals 6, 7, 11-15).

*The course will be organized into two parts: a four-week on-line part (25 hours per week) and a two-week on-campus part (full time). During the on-line part, students will be introduced to materials that integrate their particular academic backgrounds with sustainability goals via online teaching, readings, discussion groups, and tasks to prepare for the on-campus portion. They will have the opportunity to coordinate with the instructor on their disciplinary and research interests as they are related to specific and more general sustainable development goals. During the on-campus portion, students will be placed into interdisciplinary groups, as they tackle a current problem of joint interest and investigate how their disciplinary/work-place approaches could be leveraged to help solve it.


Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).


ECTS accreditation

Master level

7,5 ECTS