Climate for Culture, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 26 March 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-01706 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 22 December 2022 – 9 January 2023

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 15,000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 15,000

About the course

The course deals with three interconnected topics of key importance for 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 deal 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 between and controversies regarding 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, Campus Gotland

Cramérgatan 3

621 67 VISBY

Gustaf Leijonhufvud


Telephone: +46 498 10 83 37

Carina Dahlström


Telephone: +46 498 10 82 34