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About the Course

Security and safety challenges rank among the most pressing issues of modern times. Challenges such as, cyber-crime, terrorism, and environmental disasters impact the lives of millions across the globe. These issues also rank high on the agenda of politicians, international organizations and businesses. They also feature prominently in the public conscience and in governmental policies. In the current, interconnected world, security challenges are becoming increasingly complex. Facilitated by developments as globalization and the spread of networked and hyper-connected technologies, new safety and security challenges arise and impact local, national, regional and international levels, which dramatically increases their complexity and scale. As such, solutions to contemporary security challenges require a wide array of actors operating on multiple levels of governance. The course will introduce you to the broad theme of security and safety in an increasingly complex world. Together we will search for answers to important questions: what is security and safety? How can we understand complex modern-day security and safety challenges? And how do we deal with such challenges? This course combines scholarly inquiry from multiple disciplines (ranging from terrorism studies, to crisis management, to medical science) with real-life cases to explore and understand complex modern-day safety and security challenges....

Top reviews


Oct 26, 2018

Excellent course. Now I know the two important concepts of security and safety. Leadership in South Asia only remain struck to the old idea of security, and they neglect the critical safety issues.


Jul 03, 2020

Great course! Introduced all the basic fundamentals of safety and security. Was simple, well-explained, and I loved the addition of real life diverse examples to help contextualize everything.

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By Bernat

Apr 28, 2020

Very interesting!

By Ichamati M

Aug 13, 2020

very informative

By Naveed Y

May 25, 2018

excellent course

By Adalberto C P

Feb 11, 2018

Excelent course.

By Indiwera T

Mar 03, 2020

V good course

By Alejandro D C

May 29, 2020

good course

By Aleksandar M

May 14, 2020

Nice course

By Daniel D L

Apr 19, 2017


By DeRoo G

Jul 01, 2017

Very good!

By Job K

Aug 04, 2020


By Jitske L V

Oct 25, 2019

Great content! The course is interesting, readings are doable and the lecturers know how to present the information well. The peer reviewing, however, cuts down on the quality of the course, as not all students take it as serious and you get no actual feedback on your assignments. Overall, a great starter course to get yourself familiar with the field of security and safety.

By Jose B

May 10, 2020

This course is an amazing overview of the ever changing perspectives on risk and security in the modern world. The content is relevant and provides a complete view on the sociological aspect of security and how to analyze each of its moments. It is very well structured and time allocation is adequate as well.

By Flecher F

Jul 17, 2019

Good content. Very clear and structured. I particularly like the analysis method and the case study exercises.

By Cyndi J

Oct 18, 2017

I learned a lot in the course regarding how disaster management is handled or mishandled.

By Emmanuel A

Feb 01, 2020

A real eye opener to security and safety matters around the globe

By Ксения К

Oct 10, 2019

Good course, but everything was so roughly, few of useful info.

By Lalramliani S

Oct 06, 2019

very interesting and informative. Much needed extra course

By Giuseppe A

Apr 18, 2020

Interesting and well organized but a little basic.

By Jimena H

Apr 13, 2020

Great materials, useful and practical information.

By Mohammed

Apr 27, 2020

informative, interesting, light.

By Ahmad E

Feb 04, 2018

in Total, a good knowledge


Mar 19, 2020

Nice Experience

By Marquerite G

Jul 10, 2017

Really nice

By Mathilde D

Jul 24, 2017

I regret that it was so general and "light" but it's a good introduction to the topic.

(Finishing in 2 weeks is duable if there are enough peers to grade your work/peer's work to grade)

By Shahin H

Mar 31, 2019

The course was really interesting but was very simple. Hope they will update it with new contents and information.