Interactive and creative projects for real world problems


Challenge-driven Project Management for Sustainable Development

15 credits

On this course you work with external organisations and in multidisciplinary groups, applying your knowledge of sustainable development to a project and reflecting upon leadership and on challenges to sustainable development. You will learn to identify, organise, design and evaluate innovative suggestions and interventions that contribute to sustainability.

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Valuable professional skills This course provides skills that are useful training for your professional life, such as developing project plans, selecting and using the appropriate management techniques and instruments, facilitating team efforts, measuring and reflecting upon you efforts and communicating the results to relevant stakeholders in speech and writing.
Interventions that benefit sustainable development and their consequences This Master’s level course is built around providing you with the knowledge and understanding to use scientific perspectives on sustainable development, allowing you to identify and analyse complex phenomena that impact sustainable development. You will make analyses that allow you to identify interventions that benefit sustainable development, and evaluate and communicate their consequences. In partnership with other students and external organisations, you will develop, plan and evaluate a project that aims to contribute to sustainable development and which will help you understand the relevance of different models in project and process leadership. While doing this, you will also communicate the process of implementation and its results to relevant stakeholders. During the course you will also learn how to understand and reflect on the values that are the foundation of individual and organisational behaviours and attitudes, as well as identifying and challenging norms that determine the understanding of sustainable development. The course is examined through project work, participation in seminars and a take-home exam, and you will be expected to spend much of your studies either on campus or at the organisation you are working with. You are also expected to be practised at reading theoretical literature and linking it to experiences in your past and present, as well as thinking analytically and critically.
Real life challenges in sustainable development If you want to work with sustainability challenges, improve your skills at working in groups and managing projects, as well as expand your contacts with organisations that prioritse sustainable development their priority, then this is the course for you! Participants on this course formulate ideas and develop and implement projects that are based on challenges that concern everyday realities of organisations and local communities, with the aim of contributing to sustainable development. The challenges are presented by external partners, but ideas for projects are formulated by students working in multidisciplinary groups, with the help and support of stakeholders, teaching staff and peer reviews.