Several member higher education institutions are also members of other networks that offer sustainable themed teaching. You can explore the other networks and their course selection through the following links. Remember to check from the websites of the networks whether your home higher education institution is a member of the network.
Through the Biodiversity education network, students at the Universities of Eastern Finland, Turku, Oulu, Helsinki and Jyväskylä and Åbo Akademi University have a possibility to take biodiversity-related courses from other universities.
The courses are targeted mainly at students studying biology, environmental sciences, geography or agriculture and forestry but there are also courses suitable for all disciplines. These courses offer a good possibility to deepen one’s understanding of biodiversity loss and biodiversity protection. The format of the courses differs: some courses are online, while others are field and exercise courses. All the courses are free of charge for students, and the course catalogue has been planned to complete the degrees available in students’ home universities. Through the Biodiversity education network, students have the possibility to learn new topics and collaborate with students from other universities.
More information about the courses and guidelines can be found on the Biodiversity education network’s website.
Climate University provides free online courses in English and Finnish for everyone who wants to make the sustainability transition in the society real. The courses are made in multidisciplinary collaboration of several universities in Finland.
Climate University materials are open and free to study any time anywhere. The courses have an opportunity to download a certificate in the end of the material, after completing the quizzes. You can access the course materials via the Climate University website.
To get study points (ECTS) you need to register to a course organized by a higher education institution (HEI). You find the course codes under each course site at the Climate University website. List of open registrations is collected to the Climate University blog in the beginning of the Autumn and Spring terms.
Finnish University Partnership for International Development, UniPID, is a network of Finnish universities that seeks to advance universities’ global responsibility and to strengthen their response to global challenges. UniPID offers a variety of support services for interdisciplinary studies and research on international sustainable development. To promote studies in development research, UniPID coordinates an online study programme which strengthens and diversifies the English language curriculum and teaching capacities of its member universities. UniPID Virtual Studies programme provides opportunities for students to learn about global development and sustainability, with a specific focus on Global South perspectives. Students can take either individual courses or compile a study module, Sustainability in Development, of at least 5 courses.
Browse the course catalogue here.