Climate for Culture 2019/2020 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2020, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 20 January 2020

End date: 29 March 2020

Application Deadline: 15 October 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-01706 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Visby

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.


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 15000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 15000

About the course:

The course deals with three interconnected topics of key importance for a sustainable management of historic buildings:

  • Indoor climate for both preservation and comfort
  • Improving energy efficiency while respecting heritage values
  • Climate change impact and adaptation: What are the risks specific to cultural heritage and how do we cope with them?
The course provides an advanced introduction to the scientific basis to these three topics. Case studies consisting of both individual historic buildings and historic districts will be analysed with an iterative process-oriented method which includes both technical and social aspects. The course integrates fundamental knowledge in engineering and conservation and critically discusses international guidelines and standards. Links and controversies between climate, energy and heritage in the past, present and future are presented and discussed.

The three main themes of the course are integrated in case studies where you will work with management plans focusing on energy and climate issues. Furthermore, you will be assigned the task of identifying a research question and writing a literature review on this topic.

More information


Department of Art History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H 752 38 UPPSALA

Box 630, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2887

Fax: 018-471 2892


Gustaf Leijonhufvud

Telephone: +46 498 10 83 37