Program Details

This course is an intense program on environmental governance, sustainability and energy dynamics across the globe.
Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

June 26 - July 7, 2017 (2 weeks)

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Description

  • This course is an intense program on environmental governance, sustainability and energy dynamics across the globe.
  • During this program participants will study new sets of risks associated with these global dynamics of change and energy development by engaging with representatives from key international institutions.
  • The program is taught by faculty from UNIGE and renowned partner universities.
  • Lectures will be held at Geneva-based governmental and non-governmental international organizations ( eg. UN, World Economic Forum, IRCA, WTO, WHO and UNEP etc.).
  • This program delves deep into current international deliberations and their impacts on societies and cities.
  • Students will discover the role, significance and contribution of Geneva to global circuits of change.
  • Equivalence of 6 ECTS credits (45-60 hours of lecture)

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the interconnectedness of global and local challenges related to environment, energy and risk
  • Overview of key research findings and governance experience
  • Insight into selected research methods and analytical tools
  • Knowledge about how international organisations and local players engage themselves and what drivers and barriers are
  • Experience in interacting with experts and peers from various backgrounds
  • Training of skills in discussion of complex issues, presentation and written reporting

Evaluation and grading

  • Class participation (25%)
  • Paper (50%)
  • Group presentation (25%)

 Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.

Cost:
1500 CHF. Early Bird (March 1, 2017): 1,500 CHF Final deadline (May 1, 2017): 1,800 CHF

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Professionals, upper year undergraduates and graduate students.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
A limited number of partial or full tuition waivers are available. Please note that only financial reasons are valuable criteria for the waiver. Indicate your reasons in your motivation letter.

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