Karelia joined the Climate University network of higher education institutions

Karelia joined the Climate University network of higher education insti­tu­tions – sustainable devel­opment and climate change courses offered online

Karelia University of Applied Sciences has joined the Climate University network formed by Finnish higher education insti­tu­tions. Membership offers students of Karelia UAS the oppor­tunity to partic­ipate in courses organized by the network as a part of their studies and the oppor­tunity to raise their knowledge of climate change and sustainable devel­opment to a new level.

The courses are open to everyone who is inter­ested, and they are imple­mented as online teaching. In addition to remote assign­ments, real-time teaching is also available. In order to receive credits from the course, the student must be enrolled in a partner university or an open higher education insti­tution. Climate University’s courses are suitable for students inter­ested in climate change and sustain­ability topics, teachers and people who are already in working life. The language of the courses is mainly English. Five of the courses are also available in Finnish, and new trans­la­tions are being worked on.

– Joining the network is a way to offer all Karelia students, as part of their studies, the oppor­tunity to increase their under­standing of very important and current themes, such as circular economy systems. We also encourage our teachers to partic­ipate in courses and increase their knowledge of these issues, says vice-rector Pekka Auvinen.

Infor­mation on regis­tering for courses can be found on Climate University’s blog at blogs.helsinki.fi/climateuniversity. The blog is always updated at the beginning of the academic year with the courses for the coming fall and spring. You can also get infor­mation about upcoming courses by signing up for Climate University’s email list. In addition, the network’s univer­sities of applied sciences offer their own courses through Campus Online.

In the summer of 2023, you can study the following courses:

  • Ilmasto.nyt intro­ductory course 2.5.-13.6.2023
  • Intro­duction to sustainable future studies, 3 credits
  • Una Europa Micro-Credential in Sustain­ability, 10 ECTS (Bachelor level)
  • Intro­duction to sustain­ability, 3 ECTS (Bachelor level)
  • Climate.now, 2 ECTS (Bachelor level)
  • Circular.now, 3 ECTS (Bachelor level)
  • Leadership for sustainable change, 2 ECTS (Master level)