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About the Course

Ideas and imaginaries inspire human capacity for great endeavours, but ‘conventional wisdom’ frequently prevents necessary change. Achievement of global sustainable development is, therefore, dependent on a profound comprehension of the preunderstandings and implicit imaginaries that form both our perception of reality and our basic confidence in the viability of transgressive action. The present-day concept and ideal of sustainable development contains many interlaced meanings and many contradictions. In order to bring out the concept’s indisputable transformative potential, and be able to gain support, promote decision-making and take action in it, it is, therefore, requisite to disentangle this mélange and shed light to the implicit preunderstandings . This course will contribute to doing so by focusing on the historical roots and multiple layers of meaning of sustainable development, and by exploring questions such as: ‘What is the historical background of the current Sustainable Development Goals?’, ‘Which imaginaries about relations between individual and collective tend to promote and prevent sustainable solutions?’, ‘How can ideas about humans and nature affect global development?’, And ‘how do we as humans react on inconstant notions of time and change?’ During this course, you will meet associate professor in history Bo Fritzbøger from Centre for Sustainable Futures as the primary lecturer and a range of cultural, natural and social scientists, all from the University of Copenhagen working with different aspects of sustainability thinking. We hope that you will join us in the course and qualify your participation in current discussions about how to achieve common sustainable development in a divided world....

Top reviews

JG

Jul 24, 2023

Clearly structured and resumed to the essential. The right balance between different views to promote critical thinking. A good example in the art of thinking. Congratulation.

OS

Jul 11, 2023

Excellent, but there should be the name of the learner.

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By Nicole M

Apr 7, 2023

This course was thoroughly enjoyed and a very good grounding for opening your mind to the possibilities that can be explored in the topic of Sustainable Development. Knowing more about the changes in ideas over time from the UN in the Formation on the Current global plan and where it started for Sustainable Development helps to see the struggles at each level and the reasons that we need to work harder together to push and help get all countries on board and to removal the politics involved in gaining global action at multiple levels in society.

By LAKSHMIKANTH H

May 3, 2023

Respected Professor Bo Fritzbager,

It was a great learning for me since i am from environmental science background. will undoubtedly refer to my friends as well. it was a fantastic platform to learn at our own available time.

Hearty big Thanks to the University of Copenhagen for providing an opportunity to learn

Ecologically Yours

Dr.Lakshmikanth

By Jorge G

Jul 25, 2023

Clearly structured and resumed to the essential. The right balance between different views to promote critical thinking. A good example in the art of thinking. Congratulation.

By ohahiduzzaman s

Jul 12, 2023

Excellent, but there should be the name of the learner.

By Afsheen F

Aug 9, 2023

Thankyou for this amazing course

By Roy S

Nov 28, 2023

ok

By Mathendu M

Mar 1, 2024

Great