DIS Copenhagen - Sustainability

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DIS Copenhagen - Sustainability

Sustainability
Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing global sustainability initiatives is a priority. Join the debate and discover the stakeholders shaping the agenda. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives in Copenhagen, such as offshore windmill parks, district heating plants, and urban gardens 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Danish and Northern European destinations with cutting-edge sustainability strategies
  • Create your own strategic plan for a sustainable future by drawing on classroom experiences, field studies, and study tour visits

STUDENT PROFILE
The program is right for you if you study environmental studies, public policy, general environmental affairs, and have a passion for sustainability and conservation. 

CORE COURSE

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Dive into a range of sustainability issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policies in Denmark and the EU. Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial planning of sustainability, you will delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development. 
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany or Norway or Sweden 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark or Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Subjects

  • Environmental Studies
  • Public Policy

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