Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, Evening, 25%, Campus
Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 14 January 2024
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-19506 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)
Registration: 27 July 2023 – 27 August 2023
Entry requirements: 60 credits
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16,250
Tuition fee, total: SEK 16,250
About the course
Sweden is often portrayed as a world leader in the sustainability field, but does Sweden live up to that image? Which Swedish examples can serve as an inspiration and a model for sustainability on a global level?
This course is designed to concretely examine this image of Sweden by taking a closer, critical look at how Sweden has worked with sustainable development historically and how well current initiatives can serve as a model for sustainability on a global level. Through interaction with various academics and professionals, this course allows you to examine various sustainable development successes and failures in Sweden from different perspectives. The various case studies and examples from Sweden problematise the environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainable development. As such, this course challenges you to grapple with the highly contested concept of 'sustainable development', and apply it to the Swedish context.
Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS
Villavägen 16, Uppsala
Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: +46 18 471 27 08
Telephone: 018-471 25 07