Are you interested in sustainability?  The university offers it to you.

Are you interested in sustainability? The university offers it to you.

“Climate Youth”, “Fridays for Future”, “Agenda 2030” – the topic of sustainability is more relevant than ever and it is necessary to deal with it. Therefore, before the start of this semester, I looked into the possibilities offered by the University of Basel in the field of sustainability. To save you the trouble of searching, I’ve listed where you can find lectures, add-on programs, and even entire courses on sustainability.

Optional sustainability

If you would like to take one or two lectures on sustainability without deciding on a study or program, you have the option to choose lectures, seminars, colloquiums or courses and have them count towards your elective, for example. Here are some examples of events this fall semester from various faculties that I personally find exciting and sometimes participate in:

The lecture “Basel Sustainability Forum: Towards the Goals of Sustainable Development” is offered at the Faculty of Arts and History. Every week, specialists from different fields come and present their work on sustainability topics. In the lecture “Social Challenges of Climate Change”, experts address the ethical and social challenges caused by climate change and the fight against it. Anyone interested in sustainability from an economic point of view can attend various lectures at WWZ. In this semester, I decided to take the lectures “Production and Logistics” and “Fundamentals of the Public Economy”. For all events: Make sure you meet the requirements.

in Sustainability Course Catalog courses offered by all faculties are listed. Definitely worth a look inside.

TQNE – Sustainability Program

Anyone who is very interested in the topic of sustainability can participate in the “Transfaculty cross-cutting program Sustainable Development” from the third bachelor’s semester. A total of four courses in the field of environment, social affairs and economics are listed, which corresponds to a total of 12 credit points. You can divide the courses yourself into semesters. These subjects are usually counted in the range of free credits, but individual subjects have also integrated them into the curriculum.

If you complete all four events, you will receive a certificate upon request. On place numerous student voices can be found reporting on the program. Exciting discussions that shed new light on the topic were especially appreciated. But also deepening the understanding of social and natural sciences and integrating them into the main course is something special about this program, according to one student.

Masters in Sustainable Development

If you want to fully focus on sustainability during your studies, you can take the Master’s course in Sustainable Development. This interfaculty master covers the fields of environment, social affairs and economics. Each student chooses the study option himself, regardless of his bachelor’s degree. Even if you have to decide on one field, such as economics, you still take the core courses of the other fields. More information can be found at Course website.

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