Commissioned education

Current times are times of great and complex global challenges. Sustainability issues of ecological, social, economic and cultural nature as those related to climate change, inclusion, justice, and global conflicts affect all people and all sectors of society. In international declarations, education and learning in the broadest sense, including dialogue and cooperation, collaborative decision-making and action competence, is considered crucial for achieving sustainable development. Among the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Agenda 2030, 'Quality Education' is its own goal. It states that by 2030 all shall have the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.

SWEDESD offers short and long courses in learning and education for sustainable development for practitioners, all from educators on different levels to managers and leaders in the private, public or the voluntary sector. The one thing our course participants have in common is that they are to consider multiple perspectives and conflicts in relation to critical and complex social issues.

Commissioned education at SWEDESD is based on the most latest research in the field as well as on long-proven and ongoing practical experience from work in Sweden as well as internationally. Cooperation between researchers and practitioners is an important foundation of our courses. The level of the courses is flexible and can be designed as ranging from a basic level to a more advanced. The courses vary in length and can be adapted to participants’ needs. The pre-designed courses we offer range in length, from few weeks to a full program of up to 2 years.

All commissioned education at Uppsala University is carried out on behalf of the commissioning company/organisation and is therefore subject to charge.