Tackling Climate Change Through Global Learning

Die ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
4
PERIOD
01/07/2024 to 31/07/2024

Course Description

Tackling climate change requires international cooperation at eye level and innovative solution strategies. You will learn about the impacts and challenges of climate change with a focus on agro-food systems in different geographical settings and develop possible solutions in international teams. With this course you literally bring the world into your living room! In addition to preparing from a local perspective, you will closely work with our partners from the Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados in Brazil, the University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore in India and the University of Nairobi in Kenya to develop innovative ideas. The virtual classroom and teamwork are interspersed with national field trips.

Subject area

Energy

Time format

july-mostly-in-own-pace-and-group-work

Educational-info

Competences

You will learn from experts about international cooperation, follow panel discussions during which international professionals discuss about how to tackle climate change, participate in a simulated climate change negotiation and exchange with your colleagues about the most pressing challenges in their respective countries. During the field trips you will get practical impressions of the challenges e.g. Swiss farmers are facing and the mitigation and adaptation measures being implemented.

Prerequisites

English, fluency in writing and speaking is required.

Duration

Mostly virtual collaboration (see below), 2 full-day excursions, 1 half-day video-course, 1 half-day closing event

Day of the weeks

Please see 'duration'

ECTS

4

Validation mode

presentation of the group project, video

Maximum number of students

40

Organizer

Partner

Die ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Faculty

Institute of Natural Resource Sciences

Department

Life Sciences and facility Management

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