DIGITAL LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal #4 that seeks to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences‘ Research and Transfer Centre „Sustainability and Climate Impact Management“ (FTZ-NK) actively fosters Education for Sustainability across themes and borders. Promoting sustainable practices and offering access to state-of-the-art knowledge will be a distinctive feature of the online projects developed by our team in collaboration with international partners. In this respect, FTZ-NK will pursue an open access approach and using open educational resources whenever possible.

The online courses offered on this platform address the chronic human capacity problem that constrains the quicker uptake of sustainability knowledge and related skills in many parts of the globe. Through this, we seek to foster international learning communities and actively contribute to supporting international multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Note: You will need to create a user account before you can register for an online course.

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    “Save the Date” in your calendars, until the online conference doors open in March 2020: The Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability and Climate Change Management" (FTZ-NK) is organizing the 7th Climate Change Online Conference CLIMATE2020.

     

     

    • CLIMATE2020 takes place from 23-30 March 2020 exclusively on the internet, in a climate-friendly manner – we will even off-set your CO2 emissions!

    • You will have with free unlimited access to all kinds of high-quality scientific articles, climate projects and further learning opportunities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    • Get involved in international dialogues and the exchange of ideas with experts from the academic, political, economic and social sectors and the rest of the community.

    • CLIMATE2020 is guided by and will contribute to the Sustainable Development goal 13 (Climate Action).

    The objective of the on-line conference is to convey the most recent research results on climate change and its impacts, as well as to provide especially early career researchers from all over the world with the opportunity to present their findings at a global level. This event fills a knowledge gap in respect of thematic discussions on climate change mitigation and adaptation, which will be performed both in an integrative and interactive way. The conference also offers you insights on numerous climate projects, initiatives and strategies, which are currently being implemented on the five continents and considered to be latest examples of worldwide climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.


    The best thing: You are only a mouse-click away from this event! You can easily log in over the Internet no matter where you are actually located: in your office, at school, university or on your smartphone on your way home!

    The following partners are supporting CLIMATE2020:
    European School of Sustainability Science and Research, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Sahel and Sahara Observatory (IOSS), KlimaInvest Green Concepts GmbH, Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (ESEA), Impact Human, Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the greenwerk. Climate Advisory Network
    27-29 April 2020
    Social responsibility and sustainable development are two different concepts, whose integration over the years has led to significant progress in the way enterprises see and perceive their operations. It is not only about policies or steps taken to meet legal requirements, but it also about social equality and environmental accountability, also bearing in mind the links with eco-efficiency, innovation, local communities and the health and well-being of workers. It is against this background that this event is being organized by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) Brazil, the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP).

    Please note: this is a fully VIRTUAL event, opening on 27 April 2020. Participation is free, please register here access the presentations.


    HAW Hamburg  ESSSR

    NEW in 2020

    Starting on 12th October 2020, this course lets you explore and assess the opportunities that sustainable tourism strategies offer for SIDS. This course will help you to think carefully and critically about current tourism policies. It illustrates through practical examples how policy-making can improve in the main SIDS regions. This interdisciplinary course is a stand-alone course for policy-makers and master students from related disciplines (e.g. policy or development economics). It can be taken parallel to work or study over a period of six weeks (Winter 2020). Prior to the active phase, learners can already register, make themselves familiar with the learning environment and browse through some content.

    Work load: Equivalent to an estimated 3-4 hours per course week, depending on how deep you indulge in the material, discussion and interaction with other learners. By passing the final assignment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.


    Requirements: To get the most out of this course, it is helpful if you have a B.A./BSc. level degree in a related field of study, e.g. political sciences, development policy or similar. As the course is held in English, you will need fluent English skills.


    The course is offered by the following collaborating partners:

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    ++ This event will be organized in English, Portugese and German ++ Dieser Event wird auf Englisch, Portugiesisch und Deutsch angeboten ++ Este evento será organizado em inglês, português e alemão++

    This major online event provides lecturers & learners with profound scientific information on sustainable development and, in particular, the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and will showcase strategies and practical examples of projects from all over the world. The open access action aims to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer within a digital learning environment. All over the world, lecturers are encouraged to hold a Teach-In-Day lecture on 4 December 2020, becoming a part of a global sustainability movement. They will find a vast amount of tailored presentations including helpful teaching notes.

    Participation is made easy: Simply create and/or “adopt” a sustainable development presentation of your choice and include this in your teaching lessons on 4 December 2020! You can share your teaching experience with us on social media and via TID discussion boards, and network with fellow learners around the world on the platform.

    Further information and online registration will follow soon.

    ++ This event will be organized in English, Portugese and German ++ Dieser Event wird auf Englisch, Portugiesisch und Deutsch angeboten ++ Este evento será organizado em inglês, português e alemão++

    This online guidance has been developed for of decision and policy makers in public authorities as well as urban transport actors within the BSR region who are faced with the task to implement sustainable urban mobility solutions in their cities. Those who are already working with sustainable mobility will find helpful proven practicies shared by project partners and further experts, and all learners will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with each other and share own experiences. Finally, the decision-makers of tomorrow, i.e.  students in related fields of master-level studies, will find relevant information and knowledge, for example, as input for master theses or further research.

    The set of interactive openly accessible modules have been designed to meet the knowledge needs of a heterogenous audience, meaning that users can chose their very own learning path and tap selectively into the knowledge that they want.

    Currently, this material is still being developed, but planned Go-Live is in May 2020. If you'd like to be informed when the material is accessible, please send us a message to communications(at)bsr-electric.eu.


    We believe that educating students on the SDGs is very important for a broader and holistic understanding of the challenges we are facing currently to live more sustainably and better grasp the impact our actions have. Yet, as a professor, we also see that there is not always the time to include this topic in your individual teaching. Therefore, we seek to provide you with a toolbox of material and tasks for you to use in your lectures to introduce your students to one or several of the sustainable development goals. We also hope to inspire you to explore more and be able to act as multiplier for your students.

    logoNote: You can still register and access all content, yet this course was implemented in early 2019.

    Since climate change mitigation and adaptation is one of the top global priorities and transport is responsible for greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, alternative means of mobility are increasingly gaining importance. As the key to a sustainable transformation of mobility, e-mobility is known to be climate-friendly, environmentally friendly, resource-saving and efficient. Although the large potential of e-mobility is widely recognized, technological development and energy supply still represent major challenges for e-mobility, which is why further investments in research and infrastructure are needed.

    We believe that the training of students is very important for the e-mobility industry around the world, as e-mobility is an economically and technologically important future topic with many learning opportunities and very good career prospects. Therefore, our online course "Digital Learning and E-Mobility" seeks to inform you about e-mobility and to inspire you to explore and follow career opportunities in this area.


    This course is offered by the following collaborating partners:

    Hamburg Open Online UniversityHAW Hamburg


    Note: You can still register and access all content, yet this course was implemented in 2018.
    This course lets you explore and assess the opportunities that sustainable  energy technologies offer for SIDS. This course will help you to think carefully and critically about current energy regimes and energy policies. It illustrates through practical examples how policy-making can improve energy access, energy security and/or energy efficiency in the main SIDS regions. This interdisciplinary course is a stand-alone course for policy-makers and master students from related disciplines (e.g. policy or development economics). It can be taken parallel to work or study over a period of five weeks (spring 2018). Prior to the active phase, learners can already register, make themselves familiar with the learning environment and browse through some content.


    Work load: Equivalent to an estimated 2-3 hours per course week, depending on how deep you indulge in the material, discussion and interaction with other learners. By passing the final assignment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

    Arno BoersmaRequirements: To get the most out of this course, it is helpful if you have a B.A./BSc. level degree in a related field of study, e.g. political sciences, development policy or similar. As the course is held in English, you will need fluent English skills.

    Arno Boersma
    is the Manager of this Course's Co-Producer, the Aruba Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of SIDS. Listen to him welcoming you to the free online course 'Sustainable Energy for SIDS (policy-maker edition)' in this audio bit:


    The course is offered by the following collaborating partners:

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     Logo Hamburg University of Applied SciencesLogo Center of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of Small Islands


    Starting on 25 April 2019, this course lets you explore and assess the opportunities that sustainable tourism strategies offer for SIDS. This course will help you to think carefully and critically about current tourism policies. It illustrates through practical examples how policy-making can improve in the main SIDS regions. This interdisciplinary course is a stand-alone course for policy-makers and master students from related disciplines (e.g. policy or development economics). It can be taken parallel to work or study over a period of five weeks (fall 2018). Prior to the active phase, learners can already register, make themselves familiar with the learning environment and browse through some content.


    Work load: Equivalent to an estimated 3-4 hours per course week, depending on how deep you indulge in the material, discussion and interaction with other learners. By passing the final assignment, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

    Requirements: To get the most out of this course, it is helpful if you have a B.A./BSc. level degree in a related field of study, e.g. political sciences, development policy or similar. As the course is held in English, you will need fluent English skills.


    The course is offered by the following collaborating partners:

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